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YMSS observes World Health Day

posted Apr 10, 2013, 2:02 AM by Sonam Leki   [ updated Apr 10, 2013, 3:03 AM ]

7th April 2013 was celebrated as the World Health Day, where the whole world is involved in observing the day with various health related activities. The theme for World Health Day in 2013 is high blood pressure, also known as raised blood pressure or hypertension. It increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure and if left uncontrolled, high blood pressure can also cause blindness, irregular heartbeat and heart failure.

High blood pressure is preventable, and can be countered by reducing salt intake, eating a balanced diet, avoiding the harmful use of alcohol, taking regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy body weight and avoiding tobacco use.

The school in our small way contributed our share to observe the day. Erasing the SUN from the DAY and making it work day, all staff and students gathered in the football ground at 9 sharp.

April 10, 2013

Every class coordinated by a teacher was given a particular area to be cleaned. The work area extended from hospital premises to the Zero point. The staff and the students got thoroughly involved in the campaign which included paper kicking, grass cutting, drain cleaning, and waste segregation. The major chunk of the work was cleaning the mess drain that was left unattained for a surprising long period of time. Hats off to those staff and students who resisted the foul stink to clear out the drain. It was tiring but at the end of the day, it was a complete satisfaction.

The work continued for almost four hours with a little refreshment at the end.  

The cleaning campaign can be taken as a part of physical exercise that can keep one away from getting high pressure  also known as hypertension


School Health in-charge