Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) to organize first-of-its-kind Digital Covid-19 Perfect Health Mela 2020


Bharat Chauhan New Delhi, The Heart Care Foundation of India is organizing the first-
ever DIGITAL COVID-19 PERFECT HEALTH MELA (PHM) 2020. This one-of-its-kind event held every
with support from other patrons to generate all-around awareness on health is going digital this
year in view of the pandemic. The event will be held from 31 st May 2020 till 7 th June 2020.
The inaugural of HCFI’s flagship event will be attended by some prominent names such as Shri
Ashok Chakradhar, Indian author, poet, Padma Shri Awardee; Shri Rajendra Prasanna, Indian
classical flautist and shehnai player; Singer and Performer Ms Shibani Kashyap; Dr Anjali Chhabria,
psychiatrist and psychotherapist; eminent Kathak dancer Padma Bhushan Ms Uma Sharma and
Padma Shri Shovana Narayan; nutritionist Dr Shikha Sharma; Mrs. Rekha gupta, Poet; and actor
Inder Pal Singh.
Visitors can look forward to various e-stalls and other events in the e-Mela. Some events include
interschool competitions, Medico Masti, Divya Jyoti, etc. which see participation by numerous
school and college students every year. The event can be attended by anyone in any part of the
world, making this the first time that a Mela of this scale is being organized online. The main
attraction will be an interaction with patient warriors who have recovered from Coronavirus.
Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, President, HCFI and CMAAO, said, “We
are proud to present the Perfect Health Mela (PHM), our annual event, in a digital avatar this year in
view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The HCFI has always endeavored to direct all its initiatives at
educating the masses and raising awareness on pertinent health-related aspects. This is a phase of
virtual living for all of us and we are using infotainment as a way to address concerns and queries
around Covid-19. We will also talk about how the society can prepare to tackle such challenges in
the future. This is a global crisis and each one of us must play a part in whatever way possible. Our
theme this year is ‘Living with Corona 1.0’ and we aim to spread positive messages through various
competitions and e-stalls.”
Dr Anil Kumar, Ex-Director Environment Dept. Govt. of Delhi, Director Heart Care Foundation of
India (HCFI), said, “We are happy to support the HCFI in its efforts towards organizing this one-of-
its-kind digital mela. It is indeed amazing to see participation from so many schools and colleges for
the online competitions. An event like this is the need of the hour both in terms of raising
awareness around Covid-19 and ensuring that we gather insights from experts on how any such

situation can be dealt with in the future. We wish the organizers all the best for the event.”
Started in 1993, the Perfect Health Mela caters to people from all age groups and all walks of life. It
showcases activities across categories such as health education seminars, check-ups, entertainment
programmes, lifestyle exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and competitions. Over 200 organizations
attend the event each year including state and central government entities, PSUs, and leading


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