Keeping in sync with the UAE government’s policies that encourage its citizens to adopt and sustain a healthy lifestyle, The Ministry of Health and Prevention had launched a competition that called upon the youth to convey the message of a healthy lifestyle through the medium of art. On Wednesday, the ministry unveiled the names of the enterprising young people who had prevailed over the others in this innovative competition. Razli Marwa, a 21 year old woman, walked away with the first position and bagged a whopping Dh 50,000 in prize money.
Ms Marwa came up with a creative way to advocate the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and also an effective message that drove home the hazards of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. She modeled a pair of lungs by using Broccoli. The left lung is depicted as healthy while the right one shows the afflicted lung of a habitual smoker. The green parts were created with Broccoli while caffeine made up the decaying parts. She said she chose to depict lungs because life is synonymous with the act of “breathing”.
The competition was thrown open to young citizens of the UAE and encouraged them to focus their messages on health issues that were relevant to current times like childhood obesity, Diabetes and the ways to tackle it and bringing down the fatality rates in instances of cardiovascular diseases. The first runner-up won a prize money of Dh 30,000 while the second runner-up walked with a cool Dh 20,000.