To mark the World Diabetes Day, Shimla will host an awareness walk on November 14. The walk will be flagged off by Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh.
The chief minister would flag-off 'Walk for Healthy Shimla' that will also see participation by senior citizens. Later, free blood sugar tests would be conducted, said, Jatinder Mokta, associate professor at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital.
‘The World Diabetes Day is observed on November 14 to raise awareness on the management of diabetes and to prevent its complications to live a healthy active life.’
AdvertisementEndocrinologist Sanjay Kalra, president of the South Asian Diabetic Federation from New Delhi, would deliver a lecture on the occasion.
Shimla has several auto-free zones to facilitate unrestricted movement of pedestrians.
The strolling culture of Shimla, which served as the summer capital of the British India between 1864 and 1939, was developed by the colonial rulers.