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Political Leaders Unite Virtually On World Health Day

Several Union and State Ministers in India posted their views on social media, drawing attention to various aspects of health

Political Leaders Unite Virtually On World Health Day
Every year, the world observes April 7 as Health Day

New Delhi: Instituting a day for a specific cause significantly enhances its importance and integration into everyday routines. Therefore, designating a day specifically for health is not only rational but also highly beneficial. Every year, the world observes April 7 as Health Day. The day has highlighted important health issues, including mental health, maternal and child care, climate change, and much more ever since it came into existence about 50 years ago. It provides a platform to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of health.

Several Union and State Ministers in India posted their views on social media, drawing attention to various aspects of health.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath emphasised the importance of cleanliness, balanced diet, and regular exercise in achieving holistic well-being. “Let us pay special attention to cleanliness along with proper diet and regular yoga exercise,” the CM tweeted.


Union Home Minister Amit Shah extended his warm greetings to the citizens on World Health Day, encouraging all to unite in the collective effort to combat diseases and express gratitude towards healthcare workers.


MLA Kuldeep Kumar observed World Health Day in a unique way by participating in a walkathon organised by Dharmashila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in Delhi.


Union Minister of State (I/C) for Law and Justice, Arjun Ram Meghwal, urged citizens to pledge for health to ensure well-being of all.


Congress MP Praful Patel encouraged citizens to prioritise their health by making simple changes in their daily routine.


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NDTV – Dettol have been working towards a clean and healthy India since 2014 via the Banega Swachh India initiative, which in its Season 10 is helmed by Campaign Ambassador Ayushmann Khurrana. The campaign aims to highlight the inter-dependency of humans and the environment, and of humans on one another with the focus on One Health, One Planet, One Future – Leaving No One Behind. It stresses on the need to take care of, and consider, everyone’s health in India – especially vulnerable communities – the LGBTQ populationindigenous people, India’s different tribes, ethnic and linguistic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants, geographically remote populations, gender and sexual minorities. In a world post COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign will continue to raise awareness on the same along with focussing on the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children, fight malnutrition, mental well-being, self-care, science and health, adolescent health & gender awareness. Along with the health of people, the campaign has realised the need to also take care of the health of the eco-system. Our environment is fragile due to human activity, which is not only over-exploiting available resources, but also generating immense pollution as a result of using and extracting those resources. The imbalance has also led to immense biodiversity loss that has caused one of the biggest threats to human survival – climate change. It has now been described as a “code red for humanity.” The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene. Banega Swasth India will also be taking forward the dream of Swasth Bharat, the campaign feels that only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and the country can become a Swasth or healthy India. 

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