Vice President expresses concern over growing NCDs at Convocation of ILBS
New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu expressed concern over the growing incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and called upon the medical fraternity to take the lead in promoting healthy lifestyle. Addressing the Sixth Convocation of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), on Thursday, Naidu said that there was a need to arrest this alarming trend by launching a nationwide campaign on non-communicable diseases.
38 students were awarded post graduate degrees at the 6th convocation of Institute of liver and billary Science on Thursday. Quoting the WHO report he said that that about 63 per cent of all deaths are caused by NCDs. The rising trend of diabetes, heart diseases, cancers and chronic respiratory problems needs to be halted, he added.
Calling for adopting healthy dietary habits, the Vice President cautioned the youngsters against consuming instant food and said "Instant food means constant disease"
Vice President Naidu said that Yoga must be promoted in schools in a big way in view of its salutary effect on health. Yoga and meditation would not only help in improving physical fitness, but also ensure mental equilibrium, which is the need of the hour in view of the increased stress faced by the youngsters.