Nepal launches new health campaign on New Year a

Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has inaugurated the ‘My Year 2074: Healthy Myself, Healthy Nation’ campaign coinciding with the first day of the New Year according to the Bikram Sambat calendar, on Saturday, according to THT.

The campaign, initiated by the Ministry of Health, was launched to make citizens aware about health and to create a healthy nation.

 

Health Minister Gagan Thapa, ministers, lawmakers, civil servants, civil society members and representatives of different organisations participated at the function held at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu today.

A rally was also organsied to mark the campaign. Starting from the Stadium, the rally had encircled different places of Kathmandu and ended at Basantapur.

According to Health Minister Thapa, every citizen during the campaign, would be encouraged to make five commitments – to abstain from tobacco and alcohol, to do regular exercise, to have regular nutritious diet, to do regular health check-up, to be aware about health of self and family – for a healthy lifestyle.

The Ministry would cooperate with public and private health institutions and other stakeholders and launch various awareness programmes during the campaign throughout the year.