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Padma Shri Awardee Dr. K K Aggarwal wins the DST National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication

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Recognizing outstanding contribution to science and medicine, the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has announced Dr. KK Aggarwal as the winner of the National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication in general for the year 2013. Dr. KK Aggarwal is an eminent cardiologist, the President of Heart Care Foundation of India and the Senior Vice President of the Indian Medical Association. The award was presented as part of National Science Day Celebrations held in New Delhi today.

A leading doctor and philanthropist, Dr. KK Aggarwal has initiated several campaigns to bridge the gap between science and health as his role as the President of The Heart Care Foundation of India, a leading national NGO. He has developed over 1000 short scientific preventive health messages aimed at educating the general public and imparted scientific training to over 90000 people on Hands Only CPR for revival after sudden death.

Dr. KK Aggarwal is also the recipient of two other National Awards, namely the Padma Shri for brilliance in medicine and the Dr. BC Roy National Award for excellence in socio-medical awareness. With the addition of the DST National Award, he becomes the only doctor in India to have received a national award in all these three prestigious categories.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. KK Aggarwal said “It has been my endeavor to constantly spread awareness about various health issues and prevention measures in the country backed by scientific reasoning. With the increasing number of lifestyle disorders and illnesses affecting people, it has become more and more important to make people aware of ways to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. By combining scientific reasoning with medicine and treatment options, patients are more open to accepting the mode of treatment recommended for them”.

A pioneer of leading health initiatives, Dr. KK Aggarwal has been instrumental in bringing treatments such as clot dissolving therapy for acute heart attacks and Colour Doppler Echocardiography in the country.  In addition to this, he has also conceptualized and organized unique consumer driven health awareness platforms such as The Perfect Health Mela and the Run for your Heart as a part of his role as the President of The Heart Care Foundation of India. In recognition of both these initiatives, the Government of India released National Postal Commemorative Stamps of INR 6.50 & 1 respectively.

Congratulating him on the award Mr. B P Singh, Advisor and Head NCSTC,  Department of Science and Technology Government of India said this award is presented to Dr Aggarwal for his outstanding work in communication of Science and Technology especially in conceptualizing and implementing low cost science awareness modules.

A leading healthcare communicator, Dr. KK Aggarwal’s other roles also include Dean of the Board of Medical Education Moolchand  Medcity, Member Ethics Committee Medical Council of India, Chairman Ethics Committee Delhi Medical Council, Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS and Chairman Legal Cell Indian Academy of Echocardiography.

Dr Aggarwal also runs a “Heart Care Foundation Fund” to assist heart patients financially who otherwise cannot afford surgical or other interventions.

 

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About Heart Care Foundation of India

Heart Care Foundation of India is a National NGO working in the field of creating health awareness for people from all walks of life about all aspects of health incorporating all pathies under one roof using low cost infotainment modules.

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Dr K K Aggarwal to Receive DST National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication in General

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Dr K K Aggarwal President Heart care Foundation of India will be awarded National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication in general for the year 2013. The award consists of Rs. 2 lakhs, a memento and a citation. The award will be presented on Feb 28 at DST Auditorium as part of National Science Day Celebrations.

Dr Aggarwal is also recipient of two other National Awards Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Award and will be the first Doctor in the country to have received these three National Awards.

The award is given by the National Council for Science & Technology Communication, an Apex Body of the Government of India under the Department of Science & Technology. The council instituted national awards to stimulate, encourage and recognize outstanding efforts in the area of science popularization and communication in 1987.

The award is presented to an individual or an institution for outstanding work in communication of science and technology and or promoting of scientific temper which had the widest impact in the country during the past five years.

Dr Aggarwal also Senior Consultant Physician and Cardiologist has immensely contributed  to the Society in Science and Technology Communication as a Clinician, Writer, Anchor, Trainer, Conceptualizer, Advisor, Researcher and Scientific Health Communicator.

Many of his low-cost science awareness modules have been recognized by the Government of India by releasing postal commemorative stamps (Run for the Heart 1991 Rs 1 Postal Stamp, Perfect Health Mela 1993 Rs 6.50 Postal Stamp and First Mega Telemedicine Camp 2012 Cancellation Stamp).

He was the Delhi Coordinator for Year of Scientific Awareness in 2004 and successfully launched and used folk artists as Sutradhars for creating scientific awareness on adolescence health and nutrition.

He has developed over 1000 preventive one liner scientific health messages for general public and provided scientific training to over 63400 people on Hands-only CPR for revival after sudden death.

His efforts in Scientific Health Awareness have also won him many prestigious National and International Awards like CMAAO IMA Oration, DMA Swasthya Ratna, Delhi Medical Association Sunder Lal Roopwati  Memorial Award , Dr Mungelar National IMA Award etc.

Dr Aggarwal is frequently quoted by electronic and print media with over 15,000 quotes. He has anchored many TV shows like over 26 episodes of “Take Care” for DD India and the currently on air “Health Wealth” on Zee Media.

 

Awardee List

1. National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication in general (Category-A):  Individual Dr K K Aggarwal, Institution: Society of Pollution & Environment Conservation Scientists.

2. National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication through Print Media including Books and Magazines (Category-B): Dr. Oum Prakash Sharma Dy  Director, IGNOU; Shri Hemant Achyut Lagvankar; Shri Bhabesh Mahanta and  Dr. N. Rajagopalan.

3.  National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Popularization among Children (Category-C): Shri Jaswinder Singh and Dr. Kailash Chandra Goswami.

Temp below 30 not conducive for dengue

A workshop was conducted by Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India on Health and Hygiene which was coordinated by Birla Vidya Niketan. Over 200 school teachers participated and were trained in the workshop.

Women’s conference on Impact of Climate Change on Family Health

A women’s conference on’ Impact of Climate Change on Family Health’ was organised at the Mela venue. The speakers included Dr. Sunila Garg, Prof. PSM MAMC and Dr. SN Yadav (Naturopathy and Ayurveda) and Mrs Minakshi Kushwaha Principal Birla Vidya Niketan.

Facts about dengue and climate change

1.     At around 30–32oC, vectorial capacity can increase substantially owing to a reduction in the extrinsic incubation period, despite a reduction in the vector’s survival rate.

2.     Warming above 34o C generally has a negative impact on the survival of vectors and parasites.

Laboratory experiments have demonstrated that the incubation period of dengue 2 virus in Aedes aegypti could be reduced from 12 days at 30oC to 7 days at 32–35oC.

 Over 2000 school children participate in Inter-Eco Club Competitions

Over 2000 school children participated in Inter-Eco-Club Competitions which included cartoon making, paper bag painting, creating the best out of waste, yoga and aerobics. The competitions were coordinated by Birla Vidya Niketan.

 Facts about noise pollution released

 · Everyday noise exposure, compounded over time, has an impact upon our ability to hear.

 · Excessive noise can ultimately affect the degree of the presbycusis that develops.

 · Constant exposure to loud noises can cause high frequency sensorineural hearing loss.

 · As per Occupational Safety and Health Administration, all employees who are exposed to a greater than 85 dB time-weighted average must be enrolled in a hearing conservation program and provided hearing protection.

 · Furthermore, OSHA’s standards limit employees’ exposure to noise as follows: if the time-weighted average is 90 dB (which is equivalent to the noise made by a power lawn mower), they may be exposed to that noise for 8 hours; at 95 dB only 4 hours of exposure is allowed; at 100 dB only 2 hours are allowed, and so on.

 · A short blast of loud noise also can cause severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss, pain, or hyperacusis (pain associated with loud noise). This usually involves exposure to noise greater than 120 to 155 dB. Thus, hearing protection in the form of muffs or plugs is highly recommended anytime a person is exposed to loud noise.

 Facts about smog released

 · Smog is a serious problem and is harmful to human health.

 · Ground-level ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide are especially harmful for senior citizens, children, and people with heart and lung conditions such as emphysema, bronchitis and asthma.

 · It can inflame breathing passages, decrease working capacity of the lungs, cause shortness of breath, pain when inhaling deeply, wheezing and coughing.

 · Smog can irritate the eyes and nose. It dries out the protective membranes of the nose and throat and interferes with the body’s ability to fight infection, increasing susceptibility to illness.

 · Hospital admissions and respiratory deaths often increase during periods when ozone levels are high.

Seminar on ‘Looking within: Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence’ organised at the Mela

 A seminar on consciousness and artificial intelligence was organised and convened by Er Anuj Sinha, Former Director Vigyan Prasar, DST.

 Kavi Sammelan organised in Perfect Health Mela

Hindi Academy organised a Kavi Sammelan in the evening. The poets who participated included Sh. Mahendra Ajnabi, Sh. Mahendra Sharma, Shri Anand Karivardhan, Shri Deepak Gupta and Shri Ved Prakash.