A Little More Care For 'My Heart , Your Heart' This World Heart Day

| September 29 , 2018 , 10:58 IST

"World Heart Day" is celebrated each year on 29 September. It was founded in 2000 to make people around the globe aware that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death.

In 1999 the World Heart Federation (WHF), in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), announced the establishment of World Heart Day. The idea for this annual event was conceived by Antoni Bayes de Luna, President of WHF from 1997–99.

The theme given to World Heart Day each year communicates the focus of that year’s celebration. The theme of the first event was “Physical Activity.” Other themes have included “Women and Heart Disease” in 2003, which was intended to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease in women, and “Know Your Risk!” in 2008, which was aimed at helping individuals identify the factors that place them at risk of heart disease.

This year's World Heart Federation global campaign for World Heart Day focuses on looking after our own hearts, and the hearts of our loved ones, using the slogan ‘My Heart, Your Heart’

My Heart, Your Heart is about saying to ourselves, the people we care about and individuals all around the world, “What can I do right now to look after my heart... and your heart?”

World Heart Day unites people from all countries and backgrounds in the fight against the cardiovascular disease burden and inspires and drives international action to encourage heart-healthy living across the world.

In India, people organized various activities on the occasion of ‘World Heart Day’ from Walkathon to seminars. Our political leaders have also tried their bit to spread awareness among the people on this Heart Day.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to her twitter account to share the message