The Lung Care Foundation organised an awareness programme for the students of Class VII on 28 December 2016. Dr Arvind Kumar, Chairman, Centre of Chest Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital along with Mr Rajiv Khurana who has experience of writing over 2000 columns in newspapers organised an interactive session to support ‘Healthy lungs’.
The guests were welcomed by the Headmistress, Ms Rashmi Malhotra. The session started with students being given a stethoscope to check heart beats followed by a short sensitive movie on ‘Scenario 2030’.Students were made members of the Lung Care Foundation and were given badges.Dr Arvind also informed the students that one death every 23 seconds is due to pollution,and there are nearly 4000 chemicals in cigarette smoke, out of which 70 are carcinogenic.He also advised the students to be careful while lighting birthday candles,avoid artificial flowers and carpet as they collect dust and use exhaust chimney while cooking.He also added that if any child is feeling breathless then his tie should be loosened, tight fitting clothes should be removed,the student should not be allowed to run but should be made to lie down.
The lung power of students was tested as they were allowed to blow and burst balloons as fast as possible. Dr Arvind said that the students of this age group are more vulnerable as their lungs are at a developing stage and students spend more time outdoors hence exposed more to air Pollution.
The programme came to an end with a pledge by Mr Abhishek Kumar, Trustee of the Lung Care Foundation.The students pledged to ‘reduce dust pollution, plant more trees, say no to firecrackers and to create a clean environment’
The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, was presented with a certificate of appreciation for promoting ‘Healthy lung’ activities in the school.
The vote of thanks were delivered by Ms Niva Chhonkar ,Coordinator of the Biology Department.