KMC Mangalore sets record for largest heartbeat simulation1 min read
Mangalore: On the occasion of World Heart Day on September 28, Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Mangalore entered the Asia Book of Records for attempting the largest heartbeat simulation at the TMA Pai International Convention Centre.
‘When we conducted a mock simulation yesterday, it was well coordinated, but today the response was not quite what was expected. We are really happy with the turnout though, and I am already looking forward to next year,’ said Harsh Yadav, a volunteer and third year MBBS student at KMC Mangalore.
This is the tenth year that KMC Mangalore has celebrated the event, and is focused on creating awareness and motivating people towards a healthier lifestyle. This is done through a series of events like a walkathon, speeches, songs, slogans and exercises.
‘I have been participating in this event for the past ten years, and I think it is a great initiative by KMC. The large consumption of junk food and our unhealthy lifestyles greatly affects our heart, so this event might be just the motivation that is required to work hard and create awareness for the same,’ said Ram Prasad, Assistant Manager of the Times Group.
Dr M Venkatraya Prabhu, Dean of KMC Mangalore, chief guest and Kannada actress Sharmila Mandre, Dr L Kamath, cardiologist, athlete Clifford Joshua and Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel, Parliament member of Dakshin Karnataka were the dignitaries presiding over the event.