In an endeavor to create awareness around ill-effects of air pollution
and generating people's attention towards its medical impact, Lung Care Foundation today organized
World’s largest air pollution awareness program #MySolutionToPollution: ‘I care for Lungs’. Under this
campaign, Lung Care Foundation created various touchpoints and have successfully managed to impact
around 7000 plus lives across Delhi-NCR by making them brand ambassadors of the campaign
The program also witnessed one-of- its-kind activity, where Lung Care Foundation brought forward 5100
plus school children from 35 plus schools from Delhi-NCR to form the largest human image of an organ
This image has created history and has been awarded by the Guinness World Record TM of creating the

‘largest human image of an organ’.

With the help of choreography with 5000+ school children, the lung formation further transformed to
show the effects of pollution: pink lungs turning into irreversible black lungs. Not only this, through this
campaign Lung Care Foundation aims to bring in a people movement where, the citizens, corporates and
children come together to start a new revolution “#MySolutionToPollution” of green ccommitments.
Congratulating on the success of the event and achievement, President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind,
(in a message) extended his warm greetings and felicitations to all Children who took the pledge to work
for a cleaner environment as a people's movement. He further expressed his joy on this initiative of
"Sankalp Se Siddhi Programme for Clean Air" being organised by the Lung Care Foundation. Adding to
this, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, (in a message) said, “It is a pleasure to know that
the campaign ‘I care for Lungs’ is being launched by the Lung Care Foundation in Delhi to create
awareness against air pollution and related lung disorders. Congratulations for organizing the unique
initiative in galvanizing the support of the youth and creating awareness on a vital subject which impacts
every individual”.

Delighted at the cause opined Honourable Lt. Governor of Delhi, Shri Anil Baijal, “It is gratifying to note
that in this campaign, 5100+ school children gathered inside Thyagaraj Stadium and established a record
for the largest Human Image Lung Formation. I’m confident that this movement will help in Initiating a
people’s movement for clean Air. I must emphasize that the measures taken to combat Air Pollution
cannot succeed without active participation and contribution by the community. In this regard, children
are our best ambassadors for a positive change that we wish to achieve.”
Sharing his thoughts on the occasion said, Prof. Dr Arvind Kumar, Chairman Centre for Chest Surgery,
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Founder & Managing Trustee, Lung Care Foundation “With 1.2 Million
dead, India saw world's most pollution-related deaths in 2015, says Lancet Commission study. We
believe it’s time that the citizens themselves takes care of their action and be responsible in their deeds.
We are confident that our I care for Lungs program clubbed with Governments initiative of “Sankalp Se
Siddhi” (Attainment through Resolve) will bring change in the country for the betterment of country’s
economy, citizens, society, governance, security and other verticals”.
The program was based on Dr. Arvind Kumar (Founder & Managing Trustee Lung Care Foundation)
vision of reaching the Pink Lung- Black Lung image to the last man in the village, it was conceptualized by
the youngest Trustee & CEO of Lung Care Foundation, Abhishek Kumar and Presented by Mr. Rajiv
Khurana (Founder Trustee). Corporates like Petronet LNG, GAIL, IOCL, BHEL, NBCC, NTPC, Sonalika
Tractors, Droom, Oyo Rooms, Paytm, Aditya Birla Group have come together to associate with this
World’s largest air pollution awareness program – ‘I care for Lungs’ and also committed to one measure
each. The program’s title sponsor was Petronet LNG which is working towards changing the majority of
HMV running on Diesel to LNG (A clean fuel).
About Lung Care Foundation
In view of the rapidly deteriorating lung health due to alarming air pollution, Lung Care Foundation was
set up as a not-for- profit organisation on 25th May, 2015 at New Delhi. The present levels of pollution
are a serious threat to our Lung Health.
In the WHO’s list of 20 top most polluted cities of the world, 17 cities are Indian. The pollution level in
our metros is already making the air unfit for human consumption with such serious threat to our Lung
There is a need for an organisation like Lung Care Foundation. The foundation proposes to “touch all”
(irrespective of their paying capacity) to ensure ‘Healthy Happy Lungs’
The Foundation is working to achieve its aims by three means namely Education, Research and Clinical
About Prof. Dr. Arvind Kumar
Founder & Managing Trustee, Lung Care Foundation
Prof. (Dr.) Arvind Kumar is a leading Thoracic Surgeon who has been practicing Chest Surgery for the last
35 years. He has been a witness to changing colour of the lungs of people over the years. When he
operated patients with lung diseases in the 1980s, colour of the lungs of a non-smoker in urban India
was found to be pink whereas black spotted lungs were typically found to be only among the smokers.

However, now after 35 years and countless Chest Surgeries later, he is observing a shocking site wherein
lungs of most of the residents of urban areas like Delhi resemble smoker’s lungs. The site upset him
severely and he kept talking about it to others.
Dr. Kumar thought that since he has been a witness to this unfortunate change (that others can’t see), it
is his duty to share this information with all the countrymen and work for the ‘Care of 2.5 billion Lungs in
India’. He shared this vision with Mr. Rajiv Khurana, Dr. Belal Bin Asaf and Mr. Abhishek Kumar and this
was the beginning of ‘Lung Care Foundation’.

Mr. Rajiv Khurana, CMC, FIMC
Founder Trustee, Lung Care Foundation
Mr. Rajiv Khurana, is the CEO & Founder, The Personnel Lab; Founder, RETYREMENT and Founder &
Managing Trustee, International Consulting Professionals’ Institute (ICPI). He has over 36 years of
Industry and consulting experience in corporate world. He is an International Consultant & Trainer,
Venture Mentor, Executive Coach, Author, Blogger and Social Entrepreneur. He is the author of 9 books
and over 2000 columns & articles for newspaper. He is also a regular TV guest and Vlogger for Career
Dr. Belal Bin Asaf, MBBS, MS
Founder Trustee, Lung Care Foundation
Dr. Belal Bin Asaf has been actively contributing in the field of Medical Sciences for more than 10 years.
Presently, he is a Consultant at Centre for Chest Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and has a vast
experience of providing surgical care to patients suffering from various chest diseases. He is an
established Thoracic Surgeon with special interest in managing lung cancer and is an expert in minimally
invasive (keyhole) surgery for lung cancer.
Mr. Abhishek Kumar, B.Tech Computer Science, VIT University, Summer Institute of General
Management, Stanford, USA
Founder Trustee, Lung Care Foundation
Abhishek, is a young passionate citizen of Delhi, with a keen desire to serve the society.

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