New Delhi [India], Dec.23 (ANI-Businesswire India): The Lung Care Foundation and Petronet LNG have entered the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the largest human image of an organ, that of the lung.
The program was organised by Lung Care Foundation to create awareness about the ill effects of pollution on lung health and to motivate individuals to come up with people-driven solutions.
Over 5100 school children from over 35 schools located in the Delhi-NCR got together to create this record. The previous records were created by Beijing and Abu Dhabi.
President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his joy over this initiative of "Sankalp Se Siddhi Programme for Clean Air" being organised by the Lung Care Foundation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his message congratulated the Lung Care Foundation on this unique initiative in galvanising the support of the youth and creating awareness on a vital subject which impacts every individual.
The event was graced by the Lt. Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal,Anil Swarup, Secretary (School Education), Government of India, top officers of the Border Security Force and the Delhi Police, Senior lawyers of the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court and chairman and managing directors of many public sector undertakings.
In an endeavor to create awareness around the ill-effects of air pollution and generating the people's attention towards its medical impact, the Lung Care Foundation today organised the world's largest air pollution awareness program #MySolutionToPollution: 'I care for Lungs'.
Under this campaign, the Lung Care Foundation created various touchpoints and have successfully managed to impact around 7000 plus lives across Delhi-NCR by making them brand ambassadors of the campaign
With the help of choreography with 5100+ school children, the lung formation further transformed to show the effects of pollution: pink lungs turning into irreversible black lungs. Not only this, through this campaign Lung Care Foundation aims to bring in a people movement where, the citizens, corporates and children come together to start a new revolution "#MySolutionToPollution" of green commitments.
Lt. Governor Baijal said, "It is gratifying to note that in this campaign, 5100+ school children gathered inside Thyagaraj Stadium and established a record for the largest human image lung formation. I'm confident that this movement will help in initiating a people's movement for clean air. I must emphasize that the measures taken to combat air pollution cannot succeed without active participation and contribution by the community. In this regard, children are our best ambassadors for a positive change that we wish to achieve."
Professor Dr Arvind Kumar, Chairman Centre for Chest Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Founder and Managing Trustee, Lung Care Foundation "With 1.2 Million dead, India saw world's most pollution-related deaths in 2015, says Lancet Commission study. We believe it's time that the citizens themselves take care of their action and be responsible in their deeds. We are confident that our I care for Lungs program clubbed with Governments initiative of "Sankalp Se Siddhi" (Attainment through Resolve) will bring change in the country for the betterment of country's economy, citizens, society, governance, security and other verticals."
The program was based on Dr. Arvind Kumar (Founder & Managing Trustee Lung Care Foundation) vision of reaching the Pink Lung- Black Lung image to the last man in the village, it was conceptualized by the youngest Trustee & CEO of Lung Care Foundation, Abhishek Kumar and Presented by Mr. Rajiv Khurana (Founder Trustee). Corporates like Petronet LNG, GAIL, IOCL, BHEL, NBCC, NTPC, Sonalika Tractors, Droom, Oyo Rooms, Paytm, Aditya Birla Group have come together to associate with this World's largest air pollution awareness program - 'I care for Lungs' and also committed to one measure each. The program's title sponsor was Petronet LNG which is working towards changing the majority of HMV running on Diesel to LNG (A clean fuel). (ANI-Bsuinesswire India)