Heart Care Foundation of India Announced the First National Healthcare Promotion Awards

Aimed at recognizing exceptional work in the social health sector in India.

The Heart Care Foundation of India the only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National Commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, today announced the National Healthcare Promotion awards. These awards aim at recognizing exceptional work in the social health sector in the country and are divided into three categories – “The Eminent Statesman of the Year”, “Eminent Guardians of the Year” and “Eminent Person of the year”.

The Guest of Honor at the award ceremony which took place at the ongoing Perfect Health Mela was Ustaad Shamsher Mehndi. Another eminent personality who were present on the occasion were Mrs Rashmi Singh, Executive Director, Rashtriya Mahila Kosh, Women and Child Development, Govt. of India; Ms. Uma Sharma, Padma Bhushan and noted Kathak dancer, Ms Roshni Thakur, noted Poetess, Ms Neena Singh and Dr Ekta Chadha.

The first National Healthcare Promotion Award “Eminent Statesman of the Year” was received by the Former Chief Election Commissioner of India Dr. S Y Quraishi.

The awards under the category “Eminent Guardians of the Year”, were received by Dr. Mathew Cherian Chief Executive Helpage India; Dr. Dindeshwar Pathak Founder Sulabh International; Dr. S P Agarwal, Secretary General Indian Red cross Society, Lt Gen D Raghunath and Raja Saboo Former President Rotary international.

The National Healthcare Promotion Awards will be given on an annual basis. From next year, an Award Committee will be chaired by Dr. S Y Quraishi. The categories of the awards will be Eminent Statesman of the Year (1), Eminent Gus ardian of the year (5) and Eminent Person of the year (9).

Dr. S Y Quraishi said that the awardees will form a think tank who will meet once in three months and will work for the welfare of the society.

Speaking at the occasion, Padmashri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee and the President Heart Care Foundation of India, Dr. KK Aggarwal said “Heart Care Foundation of India is committed to raising health awareness in the country and it gives me great pleasure to announce the first National Healthcare Promotion Awards. We are happy that the we have on our panel, individuals who have done exceptional work in raising health awareness in the country and hope that together we can help make India a healthier nation”.

In a key note address Mrs. Krishna Tirath, Union Minister for Women and Child Development spoke about her concern about the declining child sex to ratio in India. She appealed to the doctors to educate the public about the various laws in the country catering to the prevention of sexual offences in children and. She said all doctors must learn and report sexual abuses in children.

Dr. S Y Quraishi said “CSR activities should not be only for the large PSUs but also for small commercial groups. He said that up to 2% of the turnover or the profit should be devoted for social upliftment of the society”.

Other eminent doctors present were Dr Anil Goyal, Dr GK Mani, Dr Manju Mani, Dr N K Bhatia, Dr I M Chugh, Dr P Ranjan, Dr Sanjay Gupta and Dr Aditya.


All religion seminar organized on life after death.
The seminar was moderated by Dr. KK Aggarwal and Dr. AK Merchant from Bahai faith. The spiritual gurus in a joint statement resolved that basic purpose of life is to acquire inner happiness. All dharma gurus also gave a statement – irrespective of religion one should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation and save a dying person.

Spiritual GURS who participate included Father Dr. M.D. Thomas Christian perspective, Prof. M.H. Qureshi Muslim perspective, Dr. (Mrs.) Shernaz Cama Zoroastrianism perspective, Swami Shantatmananda Secretary Rama Krishna Mission Hindu perspective, Dr. Mohinder Singh, Honorary Directory Bhai Veer Singh Sahitya Sadan Sikh perspective, Dr. A.K. Merchant Bahai faith perspective and Dharmacharya Shatum Seth Buddhist perspective.

About HCFI : The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National Commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 69833 people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – “Within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute.”

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