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Saturday, October 2, 2010

LET OUR HEARTS KEEP BEATING

Just little over a couple of months ago, I took a pledge to keep my heart healthy as part of the Billion Hearts Beating campaign. This was a fabulous initiative taken by the "Times of India Group" in collaboration with The "Apollo Group of Hospitals", and most of you would remember that I wrote a sad but a true post about it requesting all of you to take a pledge to improve your health, to better your lifestyle and to start loving your heart. In case you forgot it, I request you to please read this post again- PLEASE LOVE YOUR HEART.

In my opinion, the campaign was a real success and it definitely has opened a lot of eyes and most importantly, a tons of Hearts. The USP for this campaign was the way it was implemented. The huge amount of marketing done indeed made a big difference. Yet, the winners were none other than the people who got so much information in the simplest of form through this mega campaign. The campaign really had a mass appeal.

Yet, one of the most unusual gifts of the creator- "the volatile mind", forgets all the things after sometime; And I'm very sure most of us would have became a little careless if not completely forgotten our pledges that we took couple of months ago as part of the Billion Hearts Campaign. Being very much aware of the biggest weaknesses of the human nature, the organizers of the campaign have made sure the campaign is not just forgotten with the time by now sending a special e-mail to each pledge taker.

Yes, I've got a mail !! In the e-mail, I have received an acknowledgment that certifies- "I took the pledge". Also, in the mail I have received a 12-page booklet attached giving valuable and basic information about the various heart diseases such as Hypertension, Heart Attack, Angina, diabetes etc. Truly, speaking I'm delighted to receive the acknowledgement and the very useful booklet along with it. Also, at the same time I do realize that along with me the readers of my blog post- PLEASE LOVE YOUR HEART also took the pledge and many of them live outside India. So, I decided to share this certificate with all of you here, this belongs to all of you. Also, I will be happy to e-mail you that 12-page booklet if you are interested.

I'm glad, we are changing because the change is visible. I'm glad there are still such campaigns. I'm glad there are still so many people who react to what they read and I'm glad that now you will do something to change your lifestyle to make it better. THANK YOU & LET OUR HEARTS KEEP BEATING !!

 

13 comments:

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

beautiful post.
xoxo

http://theonlyfashionprincess.blogspot.com

Vivek Nanda said...

Thank You :-)

Shaz said...
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Miss Caitlin S. said...

awesome! I worked on cardiac charities for a long time in my sorority and so I'm familiar with how important it is! Good job bringing it to the floor again!

Dusk said...

wow! Very uncanny Vivek... my yoga teacher compelled me to tears today... he was talking about our hearts and everything about what makes our hearts so amazing... and how it works so hard and how we abuse it...

I was overwhelmed with love for my heart.
..so reading this now has made my eyes water. Thank you. For the reminder and for pledging.


Vivek... a writer is not so different from a software engineer... both vocations create, albeit one writes programs and one is genetically programmed to write... :)

I do very much enjoy your writing voice. It's effortless to read and your vivek :) is humble and engaging.

Vivek Nanda said...

@Shaz, thank you so much for your appreciation. I'm glad you liked and found it creative. I'll surely think about your proposal. TAke Care, CHEERS!!

Vivek Nanda said...

@CAitlin, thank you dear. Your words are always so special. Hope you are taking good care of your heart now, cheers!!

Vivek Nanda said...

@Dusk, I'm so flattered to read your comments. I have to say that I've never received a compliment such as this before, I'm so delighted !!
The analogy between the Writer and the Software Engineer is awesome, you really know how to compliment people. Thanks for visiting here and sharing you thoughts. Keep coming back, take care..

Nalini Hebbar said...

Start young, exactly like saving money!...great post...just right to jolt people into taking care...WAY TO GO!

Vivek Nanda said...

@Nalini, thanks for the appreciation. Lets hope the message is spread...Thanks again for visiting here.

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

thank you for your comment @ my blog!

Trishna said...

Wow, this is my first time on your blog. and this was really an enlightening post. Will keep me thinking for sure. :)

Thanks for your comment on my humble little blog.

From Toronto, Canada

Trishna

Vivek Nanda said...

@Trishna, thanks a ton dear, I'm glad you liked the post. Hope you keep visiting here again :)

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