Gavaskar is ‘Stroke Ambassador’

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 16, 2018 Published on October 27, 2016


The ‘Little Master’, Sunil Gavaskar has been named the “Stroke Ambassador for the country.” The announcement was made at the inagural of the “10th World Stroke Congress (WSC)” underway at Hyderabad.

Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death worldwide. It affects young people in India during their productive period of life. Let us conquer stroke, Gavaskar said in a video message. The Indian Stroke Association which is hosting the global event along with World Stroke Organization (WSO) made this announcement. the WSO is the only official WHO-affiliated NGO dedicated to the global fight against stroke

In the video message played for 2,100 plus gathering of noted stroke specialists, Gavaskar said “in my cricketing career spanning for many years I was looking for strokes to score more runs. But, as I grow up and get old, there is one stroke I am afraid of, and it may disable me or finish my innings. That is the brain stroke.”

I am happy to be “The Stroke Ambassador for India” to create awareness that strokes are treatable.

Published on October 27, 2016
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