VISAKHAPATNAM: Health, education, youth and development are the four major pillars of growth of society, said Visakhapatnam MP K Haribabu. Releasing the brochure on third global youth meet on Youth, Health and Development ‘GYM 2015’ here Friday, Haribabu said that adolescents and youth should take the initiative in controlling the non-communicable diseases like stroke, hyper-tension and blood pressure. On the occasion, the MP lauded the efforts of Visakha Hridayshan president M Bhaskar Rao and his team for selfless efforts in creating awareness in society regarding health issues and for conducting youth development programmes on the same.
The third Global Youth Meet will be held in Visakhapatnam from November 29 to December 2 at Hotel Novotel. The expected participation is from 35 countries and 15 Indian states, with 400 participants, including youth delegates and adult facilitators and also eminent resource persons from various global organisations including the WHO, WHF, UNESCO, UNEP and IUHPE. World Heart Federation president K Srinath Reddy has already consented for his presence during the entire event.
On the occasion, RINL CMD P Madhusudan described Vizag as the “City of Happening” and said that the RINL was always in the forefront in supporting programmes. He said that youth was the future of the global economy and opined that people living below the poverty line were more affected due to lack of awareness.
Visakhapatnam North MLA P Vishnukumar Raju lauded Visakha Hridayshan for its noble activities in promoting the health of society at large. Noted cardiologist M Bhaskara Rao highlighted the importance of GYM 2015.
Principals and faculty of various schools, Visakha Hridayshan executive members CS Srinivas, K Venakateswa Rao, Dwaram Swamy, T Shobhasree, B Kishore and V Anjan Kumar and others were present.