Student Filmmakers Win Award For Short Films on Increasing Awareness About Heart Disorders Among Young Indians

~ The award, instituted by Prashanth Hospitals as part of the Save Young Hearts Campaign, was bestowed upon students from Loyola College by National Award Winning Director Mr. Vetrimaran ~

 

Chennai, 6th January, 2023: Prashanth Hospitals in association with the Department of Visual Communications, Loyola College today announced the winners of the ‘Heart Film Festival’ organized as part of the Save Young Hearts campaign. The award was bestowed upon three students by renowned Director Mr. Vetrimaran in an event organized at Loyola College today in the presence of other dignitaries. Along with the award, the top three winners were also rewarded with an exciting cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, Rs.50,000 and Rs.25,000 respectively. A magazine on Save Young Hearts campaign was also launched by Director Vetrimaran.

The first prize was awarded to the movie titled Dopamine Devils for their brilliant and creative effort in showcasing the significance of cardiac wellness amongst youngsters. Films tilted Vizhithukkol and Lifestyle were awarded the second and the third prizes respectively.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Prashanth Krishna, Managing Director of Prashanth Hospitals, Chennai, said “The increase in the number of youngsters who face sudden heart attacks is alarming. Heart health has certainly taken a second seat among youngsters and as a responsible institution we set out early last year to create an impactful campaign that strongly established the importance of altering lifestyle and dietary patterns. Today we are happy that the campaign has successfully reached many youngsters and this is only the first step in the long journey ahead. I would like to congratulate the winners for bringing out such gripping films and thank Loyola College for their support during the campaign.”

Adding to this, National Award Winning Director, Mr. Vetrimaran said “The films I have watched today are phenomenal and they will truly make a difference in the lives of young people. It is of absolute importance today to create awareness about heart health, especially among young people and I’m happy that Prashanth Hospitals and Loyola College jointly have undertaken this initiative. I would like to congratulate the winners and wish them success.”

Dr. B. Nidhya, Co-ordinator from Department of Visual Communication, Loyola College, said “ “We are extremely honoured to partner with Prashanth Hospitals in promoting cardiac wellness among youngsters. Save Young Heart campaign by Prashanth Hospitals was launched on September 10th, 2022 by Honourable Thiru Siva. V. Meyyanathan, Minister for Environment-Climate Change and Youth Welfare and Sports development, Government of Tamil Nadu on occasion of World Heart Day with an objective of creating awareness on lifestyle modifications and dietary habits to maintain a healthy heart amongst youngsters.”

About Prashanth Hospitals: Prashanth Hospitals is a multidisciplinary hospital that provides sophisticated and dedicated healthcare services by professionally trained experts. Prashanth Super-specialty Hospital at Velachery and Kolathur is one of the best- and well-known multi-specialty hospitals in Chennai. These facilities have well trained and skilled nursing staff who can take good care of the patients. The vision is to become an internationally renowned medical institute by providing excellent health care services to the patients, and the mission is to maintain the trust of the patient by providing good quality of health care. The values on which Prashanth Super-specialty Hospitals functions are quality of care, respect, competence, the effectiveness of the treatment, safety, and creating health awareness among the people. Prashanth Super-specialty Hospitals also provides various health care packages for check-ups and diagnosis of any ailment and their treatments.