The steel city of Jamshedpur was awash with bright hues of red on World Heart Day in September, as the Rotary Club of Jamshedpur, one of the oldest Rotary clubs in India, District 3250, took out a rally to focus attention and send alarm bells ringing on the rising incidence of heart attacks in India.
President of the club Kety Bathena was happy to relate that all the seven Rotary clubs in Jamshedpur participated in this rally. Rotarians dressed in red tee- shirts carried placards proclaiming: ‘This World Heart Day, make a promise, take care of your heart’.
The public awareness rally raised slogans to focus attention on the need for people to protect their hearts by eating healthy, remaining active and saying no to tobacco, said Vijaya Bharat, member of the club, who is a cardiologist.
To mark the occasion, the Rotary clock tower in downtown Bistupur was lit red on that day, in keeping with the trend worldwide of lighting in red colours most of the iconic buildings on Sep 29, World Heart Day.