October 7, 2013 12:01:22 am
India’s first sports-based women-driven health awareness campaign National Awareness League (NAL) will organise its second T20 women cricket match in Ludhiana on November 13. The first match was played during the launch of NAL on World Heart Day 2013 in New Delhi.
The matches are being organised to generate awareness about the role of exercise in prevention of non- communicable disease like heart disease.
The campaign theme is now even if stents can dissolve,why cant smoking,obesity and stress?
The cricket grounds where the match will take place are to be transformed into information display system via banners,posters,live announcements and quiz games in short breaks. To keep up with the cricket excitement,latest news-based information will be shared along with campaign theme.
Besides Ludhiana,the matches will take place in Mumbai,Pune,Bangalore,Jaipur,Kolkata,Chennai and Hyderabad in 10 months time.
Dr Rajneesh Kapoor,director (interventional cardiology) at Medanta Hospital,Gurgaon,who is supporting NAL,said if arteries keep functioning unobstructed,heart attack could be prevented. And the most powerful tool for it was regular exercise.
The organising NGO,Svaraksh and Silver Lining Foundation,said the matches would be in IPL format but without any commercials.
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