Staff Reporter

300 students take part in various programmes held as part of Heart Care Week

KOZHIKODE: Various programmes were conducted as part of the Heart Care Week under the aegis of the Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences here.

The quiz programme and essay contest organised for school students in this connection were expected to provide awareness among the children on various aspects of heart care and life style habits for a healthy heart.

As many as 300 students from 40 schools participated in the programme.

Exhibition, continuing education programme for surgeons, and lectures and quiz for general public were the other items held on the occasion.

Camp to check blood pressure, blood sugar and blood group free was also organised.

Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School bagged the first prize in the quiz organised for school students with the St. Joseph’s Boys Higher Secondary School winning the second prize. In essay contest, St. Joseph’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School came first and Azchavattom Girls Higher Secondary School second.

District Collector A. Jayathilak distributed prizes to winners.