Former Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has been named as the ‘Stroke Ambassador for India’. The announcement was made at the inaugural function of 10th World Stroke Congress (WSC) here last night by Indian Stroke Association which is hosting the event along with World Stroke Organisation, a World Health Organisation-affiliated NGO dedicated to the global fight against stroke.
He is happy to be ‘Stroke Ambassador for India’ to create awareness that strokes are treatable. Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death worldwide. Stroke affects young people in India during their productive period of life. Let us conquer stroke.
World Stroke Day is observed every year on October 29. WSC, organised once in two years, is being held in India for the first time.