Protect our Mother Earth

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Heart Care Foundation of India and World Fellowship of Religions in association with Ministry of Earth Sciences Govt. of India and Delhi Public School Mathura Road observed World Earth Day on the theme ‘Future Earth’. More than 15 schools from different parts of Delhi took part in these competitions.

The activities included a 1 km symbolic walk to sensitize the common masses on environment-related issues. More than 800 children participated in the walk led jointly byPadma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardees, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & National Vice President-Elect IMA; Mr D N Singh Additional Commissioner South Municipal; Shri Ashok Chandra Chairman, DPS Society, Rear Admiral M.M Chopra Vice Chairman DPS Society, Sh. M I Hussain Principal DPS Mathura Road and Mr. K Sareen social activist.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Aggarwal said that the time has come when society has to work in close coordination with government agencies to ensure proper disposal of man-made environment pollutants.

The other activities held included skit competitions and cultural performances by pre primary students of DPS Mathura Road. All the participants in competitions were given certificate of participations and winners the prizes.

The celebrations ended with free heart checkup and hands-only CPR training using dummy manikins on how to save a life from sudden death within 10 minutes of death, to all teachers and parents.

Earth Day celebrated

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Heart Care Foundation of India and World Fellowship of Religions in association with Ministry of Earth Sciences Govt. of India and Delhi Public School Mathura Road observed World Earth Day 2013 by organizing inter school competitions on the theme ‘Future Earth’. More than 15 schools from different parts of Delhi participated in these competitions.

Speaking on the occasion, Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India said that Environmental Education among school children is an important step towards ensuring a sustainable and safer future. We need to keep on motivating them to think positively about the atmosphere they live in and have to live and how they can help in sensitizing their parents and other members of society about the same.
The activities included painting and slogan writing competitions. The best paintings and slogans would be submitted to Ministry of Earth Sciences as entries for their national competition on painting and slogan writing.
Ministry of Earth sciences organizes competitions amongst the winners of these competitions held earlier by NGOs on World Earth Day in the country. The winners are awarded Prizes and certificates.
The activities will continue on Tuesday with a walk and other competitions.
Recycle your e-waste

• Electronic waste, or “e-waste,” is a term used to describe any electronic device that is outdated, obsolete, broken, donated, discarded, or at the end of its useful life. This includes cell phones, computers, laptops, PDAs, monitors, televisions, printers, scanners, and any other electrical device.
• With the rapid expansion of technology, combined with the relatively short shelf life of many present day electronic devices, more and more e-waste is generated each year. Often, these discarded devices end up in landfills or are incinerated, which can cause major environmental problems in our communities.
• Many of the materials found in electronic devices are extremely hazardous. These include lead, mercury and cadmium. When these electronics end up in landfills, many of these chemicals leach into the soil during rainfall or are released into the atmosphere when burned. These chemicals can have dangerous impacts on the health of plants and animals and when inhaled can lead to serious respiratory problems. Fortunately, the simple solution to limiting the dangerous effects of careless e-waste disposal is safe and responsible recycling.
• Each year, the United States alone produces up to 50 million tons of e-waste. Of this, only 20-25% is recycled safely and responsibly. The other 75% ends up in landfills. As a direct consequence, hazardous materials found in this waste routinely contaminate our air and water supplies. By safely and responsibly recycling your e-waste, you can help protect your community and the ecosystem from these dangerous chemicals.
• Everyone should collect all old electronic materials and take them to an e-waste recycling facility to make sure they are properly handled.

Heart Care Foundation president trains over 11,000 people in CPR

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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 08, 2013

First Published: 00:26 IST(8/4/2013) | Last Updated: 00:27 IST(8/4/2013)

By training more than 11,000 people in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a single day, Dr KK Aggarwal, president, Heart Care Foundation of India, created a world record on Sunday.

In all, 11,459 people were trained that mostly comprised school children. The earlier record was of training 5,000 persons.

The event was organised at the Dr Sampoornanand Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Yamuna Vihar, on the occasion of World Health Day.

“CPR 10 is based on the mantra – “Within 10 minutes of death (earlier the better) for the next at least 10 minutes (longer the better), compress the centre of the chest of the victim with a speed of 10×10=100 per minute,” said Dr Aggarwal, who has trained 35,000 people so far.

More than 24 lakh people die in our country every year with sudden deaths and 18 lakh of them die before reaching the hospital. Around 12 lakh people can be saved if CPR 10 can be taught to even 1 per cent of the society.

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