Health awareness car rally reaches city

The rally, which will be flagged off from Military Hospital today, will reach Lucknow on April 7, covering a distance of 6,500 km.

By   |   Published: 27th Mar 2017   10:02 pm
Health Awareness Car Rally
Adventure for a cause: Health Awareness Car Rally team of AMC at Military Hospital in Secunderabad on Monday.

Hyderabad: A team of nine Army officers, who have been on a Health Awareness Car Rally, reached the city on Sunday.

The rally, which is part of the 12th Army Medical Corps Reunion and 54th Biennial Conference, is being organised under the aegis of Director General of Medical Services (Army) and was flagged off on March 14 from Delhi. The team, led by Colonel Prashant Pandit and Colonel Pradhi Nambiar, was received by Brigadier K Satyanand, Commandant, at the Military Hospital (MH) in Secunderabad on Sunday.

On Monday, the team delivered a series of lectures on ‘Beat Diabetes and Organ Donation Awareness’ for the troops and their families in Secunderabad. Lieutenant General KK Agarwal, Commandant, Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, later felicitated the team members.

A health exhibition and a screening camp for diabetes and other lifestyle diseases were also organised on the occasion, with a large number of troops and families coming forward to register their names for organ donation.

The rally, which will be flagged off by Major General Sharabh Pachory, General Officer Commanding, Telangana and Andhra Sub Area, from the Military Hospital on Tuesday, will reach Lucknow on April 7, covering a distance of 6,500 km by road, in five Maruti Gypsy vehicles.

So far, they have covered the cities of Chandigarh, Udhampur, Sri Ganganagar, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad and Pune by travelling a cumulative distance of 3,500 km. Their next destination will be Kamptee, and Nagpur. Sambalpur, Kolkata, Gaya and Lucknow will also be touched before the team touches base in Delhi.