Matters of the Heart
Direct Dil Se, an annual music festival was organised on Sunday to celebrate the occasion of the World Heart Day. The festival supported by the Directorate of Health, Delhi Government and Billion Hearts Beating Foundation was arranged to spread awareness about heart health through a music venture.
The concept of Direct Dil Se (DDS) seeks to draw attention to the growing concern about cardiac health in the country, where approximately 10% of the country’s 1.2 Billion plus population is affected by coronary heart diseases.
The concert featured the Wadali brothers and other famous musicians. Some of them included Bobby Cash, Shibani Kashyap, Mame Khan, Suhail Yusuf Khan and Ashish Chuahan. The event also included a talk by Dr. KK Talwar, chairman, board of governors, Medical Council of India. Dr. Talwar addressed various heart-related factors and pointers on maintaining a healthy life and a healthy heart.
He commented on the relevance on the concert and said, ‘ Music has therapeutic effects on humans, it lowers anxiety which helps people prevent stress-related lifestyle diseases. Music also helps one recover better and from ailments. So the theme of this concert is quite valid.’
Organizer of DDS, Ashok Nagpal said, ‘Direct Dil Se is the first of its kind initiative that attempts to connect to youth through the language of music. Awareness of heart health starts at an early age; hence we aim to reach them young.’