At a recent event, Akshay Kumar, one of the fittest actors of B-town agve a fitness tip.
Asif Bhamla’s foundation’s Jaanbachao initiative brought on a thought for a good cause. Speaking about this was also present Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Keeping this in mind, Asif Bhamla, President, Bhamla Foundation, has roped in Akshay Kumar as the MCGM’s good health ambassador by getting the superstar to bring to life, Jaanbachao campaign and wants every citizen not to be his own enemy and protect himself against diseases. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, and also starring renowned Marathi actor Nikhil Ratnaparikhar, the campaign is a unique initiative by the foundation and MCGM.
This Goodhealth campaign followed the TB Harega Desh Jeetega campaign with Bill Milanda Gates Foundation, featuring Amitabh Bachchan to essay character of the common man.
Devendra Fadnavis was vocal in his appreciation. “A true celebrity is one who does not just deliver hit films but also takes out time to stand up for causes that matter. Akshay has not just taken out time for the Jaanbachao campaign but is also here for the launch. This, in my mind, makes him a true ‘hero, a true ‘superstar’. Asif Bhamla has a social bent of mind and through Bhamla Foundation has done a commendable initiative with MCGM,” he stated.
Added Asif Bhamla, “We lose health for half our lives earning wealth, and the other half we lose wealth to get good health. This campaign aims to shake us from our couch potato roots and get us to get out there and do something now. Who else could be a perfect ambassador than Akshay Kumar? And when it came to direction, we could think of no one better than Rajkumar Hirani. I am glad, both agreed and the Chief Minister is gracious enough to give the nod to launch the same. We hope this campaign goes a long way in helping not just Mumbaikars but each global citizen stay healthy.”
Akki had a word of advice. “For good health, all you need to do is to not eat anything after 6:30 pm… if you follow this simple rule, diabetes, hypertension and any such disease can be kept at bay.”
“India is burdened with a twin epidemic of infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Even as we tackle diarrhea and tuberculosis as causes of large scale death, we face the dubious distinction of being the heart disease and diabetes capital of the world. Unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption and stress along with poor health seeking behavior puts Indians at high risk for NCDs. The brunt of NCDs is borne by most people in their most productive years and it affects their families and the nation at large,” avered Dr. Ramakanta Panda, Cardiac Surgeon and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai. “According to the WHO Global action plan, if these risk factors are addressed by changing lifestyle, it can reduce NCD related premature deaths by 50%. It is very important to adopt a healthy lifestyle which includes regular exercise and healthy diet,” he added.