President takes part in World Hearts Day Walk

President takes part in World Hearts Day Walk

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A special Walk organized to mark the World Hearts Day, which falls today, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The Walk commenced near the Viharamaha Devi Park in Colombo. The last Sunday of every September has been named as the World Hearts Day. The theme of this year was the prevention of Heart diseases through healthy lifestyles and food habits. The President presented awards to the winners of the poster and arts competition that was held among the school children to coincide with the Walk. Health authorities point out that health habits and food have primarily contributed to the increase Heart Diseases at present.