This section will talk about the initiatives like on ground activities in colleges, schools, etc. that have been taken by Billion Hearts Beating to spread the awareness specially amongst youth.
Interactive Session with Adobe (22-01-2019)
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi
Billion Hearts Beating Foundation in association with Adobe organized an interactive session with the children undergoing cancer and thalassemia treatment at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi on 22nd January 2019.
The volunteers engaged with the children through interesting puzzles, books, and storytelling. The session was not only fun but very inspiring and stimulating as well.
Health & Nutrition Awareness Workshop (19.01.2019)
Katha Yuva Kendra, Noida Sec. 10
On 19th January 2019, Billion Hearts Beating Foundation organized a health awareness workshop on “Health & Nutrition” for the students of Katha Yuva Kendra in Noida. Underprivileged students of the age group 13-16 yrs attended the workshop. The workshop was conducted by a nutritionist on balanced diet and necessary nutrition for children’s development. And one-on-one counselling was also done for the students of the center with the nutritionist. B.H.B also displayed some informative posters and shared some collateral on healthy diet living with the students of Katha Yuva Kendra.
9-10 November, 2017
BHB organised a BMI camp and one on one counselling with nutritionists from Apollo Hospitals for the employees of IOCL on November 9-10, 2017 at the India Oil Campus in Gurugram. BHB also displayed informative posters and shared collateral on heart health with the employees.
Basic Life Support Demo with NCC
28th September, 2017
On the occasion of World Heart Day like each year, BHB conducted a basic life support demo for over 1400 cadets of NCC at the Delhi camp, on 28th September 2017. The demo was conducted by an emergency doctor of Apollo Hospitals. It was followed by a pledge taking ceremony. BHB also distributed refreshments to all the cadets, post session.
Participated in Health-Tech India 2017
3-5th February, 2017
BHB participated at the Health-Tech India 2017 organized by CII. At the event, BHB shared collaterals and creatives to showcase its work.
Reliance Health Carnival
28th December, 2016
BHB participated in a Health carnival organized by Reliance for their employees. At the carnival, BHB conducted a quiz on heart health for the employees.
Webinar with CII
29th September, 2016
Celebrating World Heart day, BHB conducted a Webinar On ‘Cardiovascular disease and its risk factors’ in association with CII on 29 September 2016. Over 150 employees from various organizations had registered for the webinar.
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U-QUIT I-QUIT campaign with Cipla
29th September, 2016
Since smoking is one of the major causes of heart disease, BHB in association with Ciplacarried out an on-ground campaign “U-Quit I-Quit”in Mumbai and Bangalore at the Phoenix mall to spread awareness about heart disease on World Heart Day, 29 September 2016.The event includedvarious activities such as: Health check-up, One on one counselling with expert, Distribution of BHB collateral related to heart health, Heart Quiz, Distribution of free Nicotex samples by Cipla. The event was also supported by BIG FM, as a radio partner to help create awareness.
World Heart Day event with NCC
29th September, 2016
On the occasion of World heart day like each year, BHB conducted a Basic Life Support Demo for over 1400 cadets of NCC at the Delhi camp, on 29 September 2016. The demo was conducted by an emergency doctor of Apollo Hospitals. It was followed by a pledge taking ceremony where all the cadets pledged to keep their heart healthy by following the Simple 5 Solutions. BHB also distributed refreshments for all the cadets post the session.
Nutrition Talk at CII
22nd September, 2016
As a part of month long celebration of World Heart day, BHB organized an awareness talk on Nutrition related to heart health,with employees of CII at their Lodhi road office in New Delhi on 22 September 2016.
Yoga and Nutrition Workshops at IOCL
16th & 17th September, 2016
Celebrating World heart day at an IOCL event, BHB organized a Yoga session and Nutrition Talk for the employees of IOCL on 16 and 17 September at the IOCL campus in Gurugram. The sessions were followed by one-on-one interaction with the Yoga expert and Nutritionist. BHB also displayedinformative posters and shared collateral on heart health with the employees.
Stress Management Workshop at CII
15th September, 2016
As a part of month long celebrations of World Heart day, BHB conducted a talk on stress managementfor the employees of CII at their Lodhi road office in New Delhi on 15 September 2016.
BHB Heart Centre: Delhi Commonwealth Women’s Association
1st August, 2016
On 1st August, 2016, BHB organised a health talk with the women community at the Delhi Commonwealth Women’s Association Medical Center – DCWA. Dietitian Vartika Singhal from Apollo Life talked about the risks & types of heart ailments & on many other useful topics related to nutrition followed by Q&A sessions. Useful cooking tips were given to them also.
Poster Making Competition – World No Tobacco Day
31st Of May, 2016
To highlight the health risks associated with Tobacco use, Poster making competition was organised by Billion Hearts Beating on the occasion of “World No Tobacco Day”. The competition was held on 31st Of May, 2016.
Also, the children at NGO Aarohan performed a Street Play (Nukkad natak) on the harmful effects of tobacco and other drugs, encouraging the audience to Say No to Tobacco and Drugs.
Poster Making Competition – World No Tobacco Day
30th Of May, 2016
To highlight the health risks associated with Tobacco use, Poster making competition was organised by Billion Hearts Beating on the occasion of “World No Tobacco Day”. The competition was held on 30th Of May, 2016.
Around 70 students from Kamal Loachan Society, Govindpuri participated in the competition designing creative and informative posters. At the end of the poster making, the best paintings were awarded with prizes.
Stress Management Workshop
6th May, 2016
As a part of BHB@Work Programme, Billion Hearts Beating conducted a Stress Management Workshop for the employees of Asian Development Bank, Delhi on 6th May, 2016. The program had a successful culmination with high participation from the employees interacting with the experts.
Eat Healthy Workshop: Ernst & Young
11th March 2016, Gurgaon
In the week of International Women’s Day celebration, Billion Hearts Beating conducted a Health Workshop for the employees of Ernst & Young, Gurgaon on 11th March, 2016. At the workshop, a Nutritionist delivered a “Health & Nutrition” talk on the importance of nutrition and healthy eating habits in daily life, followed by a diet counselling session.
Health Workshop: International Women’s Day
12th March 2016, Kishangarh
On the eve of International Women’s Day, Billion Hearts Beating conducted a Health Workshop for the Underprivileged Women Community of Samarpan in Kishangarh on 12th March, 2016. BHB team covered topics like Basic Hygiene and Sanitation, Importance of Cleanliness, Cooking Tips and Nutrition for Children and had a One-on-One Discussion with the women.
Health Workshop: International Women’s Day
10th March 2016, Govindpuri
On the eve of International Women’s Day, Billion Hearts Beating has organised a Health Workshop for the Underprivileged Women Community of Kathashala in Govindpuri on 10th March, 2016. BHB team covered topics like Basic Hygiene and Sanitation, Importance of Cleanliness, Cooking Tips and Nutrition for Children and had a One-on-One Discussion with the women.
BLS demo: NCC
Ocotber, 2015, Hyderabad
BHB team, with the support of Apollo Hyderabad, conducted BLS demo for 600 NCC cadets on 23 October, 2015 in Hyderabad.
Basic Life Support Demo: NCC Cantonment, New Delhi
29 September 2015, New Delhi
BHB organized a two hour event on 29th September, 2014 at NCC Cantonment, New Delhi. Dr. Azhruddin and Dr. Reshma Singh conducted a basic life support demo for 1600 cadets which included Resuscitation(with practical on mannequin), Heart Massaging and a BLS presentation. Other highlights of the event were a cultural program, Pledge-Taking for all 1600 cadets and exciting giveaway for the cadets and refreshments.
BLS & First Aid Training: World bank
28- 29 September, 2015
As a part of World heart day celebrations, BHB organized a Basic life Support and First aid Training for the employees of World Bank in New Delhi, on 28 & 29 September, 2015. The training was conducted by a certified trainer from Apollo Emergency Team. At the end of the training, each employee was provided with a certificate.
BLS Demo: AIESEC
September, 2015 , Gurgaon
BHB organized a Basic life support demo at AIESEC’s Regional Youth Leadership Conference in Gurgaon, on 12 September 2015. The demo, followed by a question answer session, educated more than 300 AIESEC members present at the bi-annual conference from all across the country.
World Heart Day activity: Flipkart
Message: Sitting is the New Smoking
Sitting for more than 6 hours a day is equivalent to smoking more than one pack of cigarettes. To spread awareness on the harmful effects of sedentary lifestyles and sitting for too long at the workplace, BHB wrapped a special ribbon on the chairs of over 5000 employees. The message read- “Sitting is the New Smoking’’.
Collaterals were also placed around the selected offices to explain the message further.
An Apollo heart check was conducted for Flipkart employees as well.
BLS Demo: NCC
28 September, 2015
Like every year, BHB conducted a basic life support demo for 1300-1400 cadets at the DelhiNCC camp in Dwarka, on 28th September 2015. The demo was conducted by a certified trainer and a pledge taking ceremony was conducted where all the cadets pledged to take care of their hearts. Post the session, BHB also provided refreshments to all the cadets.
World Heart Day
BHB collaborated with ICICI Bank during the month of September through newsletter. Awareness on heart health was built through a newsletter, web banners and daily health tips. Discounted health checks are also being offered in all cities for ICICI customers till December 31st, 2015
BHB in association with Apollo hospitals also conducted an interactive session with a cardiologist in Mumbai which was broadcasted to 70,000 employees of ICICI.
Walkathon: DU with AIESEC
August, 2015, Delhi
On the occasion of International Youth day, BHB organized a walkathon at Delhi University in association with AIESEC on 12th August, 2015. The walkathon was conducted in North campus to promotephysical activity & healthy lifestyleamongst the youth. Membersfrom AIESEC and students from Delhi University joined the walk in support of the cause. Postthe walk, students participated in physical activity competition- ‘Get Active’, where BHB awarded T-Shirts & giveaways to the winners.
Nutrition Workshop: Aon Hewitt
5th August, 2015
BHB had conducted a Nutrition workshop comprising of a talk on Food facts and Myths which was attended by 25-30 employees followed by a one on one counseling session for 78 employees.
Yoga session: International Yoga Day
21st June, 2015, New Delhi
Billion Hearts Beating in association with Apollo Hospitals participated in International Yoga Day On 21st June, 2015. BHB distributed Yoga leaflets and put up posts on LCD screens at Apollo hospital in New Delhi. BHB also organized a quiz in the yoga session conducted for Apollo Delhi employees and distributed BHB T-shirts to the winners.
Life Support & First Aid Demo: Wipro Offices
8 June - 11 June 2015, Gurgaon, Sarita Vihar, Greater Noida and Noida
BHB in association with Apollo marketing had conducted Basic Life Support and First Aid demo at Wipro offices in Gurgaon, Sarita Vihar, Greater Noida and Noida from June 8-11, 2015 . Over 200 Wipro employees benefitted from this activity.
Curriculum of the workshop:
Resuscitation (with practical on mannequin)
Hands on Demo
First Aid – topics like cuts, burns, fainting, fractures, insect bite were covered under this section.
BHB@Work: NGO Pratham
As a part of the World Health Day celebrations, Billion Hearts Beating organizedBHB@Work workshop for theemployees of NGO Pratham at PreetVihar in Delhi.The workshop was structured around EAT HEALTHY- one of the Simple Five Solutions.In the workshop, an expert delivered a talk on the importance of Diet and nutritionfollowed by question-answer session. The session made employees aware of the essential components of a good diet, and educated them on ways to bring about a positive change in their daily eating habits.
Great Delhi Treasure Hunt: Connaught Place
4th April, 2015, Delhi
BHB participated as a wellness partner in ‘The Great Delhi Treasure Hunt’ competition in Connaught Place where BHB conducted a fitness activity and helped people to adopt a heart healthy way of life.
Health & Nutrition Workshop: Senior Citizens Society
BHB conducted a health and nutrition talk for senior citizens. As a part of our happy heart club initiative, A nutritionist from Apollo hospitals conducted an interactive session that included a health talk followed by a Q & A session.
Health Workshop: Tata Consultancy Services.
BHB conducted a health workshop for the employees of Tata Consultancy Services . The workshop was designed around the Simple Five Solution. It addressed the key risk factors associated with health and nutrition. A wellness expert conducted an interactive session that included a health talk and a Q&A session.
Health Workshop: Ameriprise Workshop
BHB conducted a health workshop for the women employees of Ameriprise Financials to commemorate this years’ International Women’s Day. The workshop was designed around the Simple Five Solution. It addressed the key risk factors associated with Women’s health and nutrition. A wellness expert conducted an interactive session that included health talk and a Q&A session.
Chai Pe Charcha: Nithari Village
BHB along with Helping Brainz conducted a health talk for the women of Nitharivillage. BHB team covered topics like basic hygiene and sanitation, importance of cleanliness, cooking tips and nutrition for children and had a one on one discussion with the women.
BLS Training: Jindal Steel & Power
26th December, 2014
BHB conducted a Basic life support training for employees of Jindal Steel and Power limited on 26th Dec 2014. Dr Hussnain Reza from the Apollo emergency team covered Resusci
‘Dil Ki Daud’ Marathon
With the participation of 2500 people including the National and State level atheletes, Apollo ‘Dil Ki Daud’ mini-marathon turned out to be a huge success.
Udaan 2014: Nationa Bal Bhawan
2nd August, 2014, New Delhi
Udaan 2014 held on 2nd August at National Bal Bhawan, New delhi. It was a carnival organised for 3000 under priviledged children by AIESEC. BHB organised a poster making contest for al the children and gave away BHB goodies.
Anti Smoking Activity: DU Metro Station
August, 2014, Delhi
BHB organised an anti smoking drive at the delhi university metro station where the passer bys were asked to take a pledge, Every person who plans to quit smoking or support the campaign was asked to burst a balloon and share their experience with the BHB team as a testimonial.
BLS & First aid Training: Kamptee Camp
17 July 2014
BHB conducted basic life support training for 145 traniers which included Resuscitation(with practical on mannequin), Heart Massaging and a BLS presentation. It was a two day programme held on 17th July 2014 at Kamptee and other than certified CPR training, sessions on first aid were also given to the NCC trainers. BHB aims to educate and train the cadets in providing first aid and making them aware about the mission of BHB.
First – aid education: NCC
23 - 25 October, 2013, Bengaluru
BHB has educated and trained cadets in providing first aid and making them aware about the mission of BHB. 600 NCC cadets were given basic life support training at Bengaluru 23-25 Oct 2013.
BHB@Work: Indian Oil Corporation
In 2013, BHB organized a Heart healthy workshop for the employees of Indian Oil Corporation Limited in Panipat. The workshop addressed the key risk factors associated with heart disease and showcased heart health information in a fun and engaging manner. A wellness expert conducted an interactive session that included a health talk, a Q & A session and a surprise fun activity based around the simple 5 solutions.
Post the session, BHB also conducted complimentary health checks in association with Indraprastha Apollo hospitals, which included Body Mass Index (BMI), Blood pressure (BP), Blood Sugar and consultations with a general physician and a dietician.
BHB conducted the pilot workshop at the Benetton Corporate Office from 30th May to 1st June, 2012. The workshop addressed the 5 most important aspects of heart health amongst the employees- Getting Active, Eating Healthy, Quitting smoking, Managing Stress and Getting regular Heart Checks. The program had a successful culmination with high participation from the Benetton employees interacting with the experts that were conducting each segment.
Dil Ki Daud: Mrathon
7th October, 2012
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in association with the Billion Hearts Beating Foundation organised the 3rd Apollo Dil Ki Daud, a 5-km run against heart disease on Sunday, 7th October 2012. Around 2500 participants from various walks of life participated in the mini-marathon to encourage and motivate people to get more active and heart-healthy.
India’s first blade runner and Kargil War amputee hero Retd. Major Devender Pal Singh along with Former Wrestler of India, Satpal Singh and the famous Cricketer, Gurusharan Singh also participated in order to encourage the runners to live a heart-healthy life.
Members from nearby RWA’s, elderly citizens, Apollo Hospital staff and even school and college students participated in the event. Winners were presented with medals, while participants received certificates.
Marathon: Dil ki Daud
27th March and 4th December, 2011
The Billion Hearts Billion foundation supported the mini-marathon organised by Apollo Hospitals. ‘Run for a healthier Heart’ was the motto of the marathon. It was held on 27th March 2011. Drawing on its sucess, the marathon was organised once again on 4th December 2011. the objective of the event was to help peopel take the first step towards better heart health.