Landmark Group, hosted a state level workshop to facilitate learning and collaborative action in an effort towards improving response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancer, diabetes, stress, hypertension and anaemia. The workshop was a joint initiative between Landmark Group, National Health Mission (NHM), Govt. of Karnataka and Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT). Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka inaugurated the workshop. Dr Rathan Kelkar, Mission Director, National Health Mission was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
The sessions encompassed insightful discussions led by the panel members- who spoke about the national and state level initiatives and public private partnerships towards prevention & managing of NCDs.
Landmark Group, hosted a round table conference to create awareness about Diabetes and its prevention. Arjuna award winner and acclaimed swimmer Nisha Millet and Former Development Commissioner of Karnataka and Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. of Karnataka Chiranjiv Singh presided over as guests of honour.
Some of the aspects discussed included the prevalence of diabetes among urban slum dwellers and young adults, significance of creating awareness and educating people about diabetes in India and the promotion of preventive healthcare by deploying technology in order to reach the masses.
Landmark Group has conducted walkathons in Bangalore during the month of November to create awareness about the condition of Diabetes.
As part of the Beat Diabetes initiative blood glucose testing is done free of cost at Landmark Group stores of Lifestyle and Max.
By encouraging people to test their blood glucose levels and taking part in a physical activity such as a walkathon, the Beat Diabetes campaign highlights the two aspects which play a significant role in the fight against diabetes – early detection of the onset of the condition through periodic tests and regular exercise.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, 500 saplings were distributed to Landmark employees. The initiative was aimed at inculcating the culture of nurturing and being sensitive to the natural environment that we live in.