Golden Hour Trained 250 Scouts & Guides at Shravanabelagola to Save Lives


The Golden Hour, a not-for-profit social initiative of Brains Hospital, Bengaluru on Tuesday provided training to over 250Bharat Scouts and Guides cadets at a camp in Shravanabelagola on emergency care and essential life-saving skills.

The trainers from Golden Hour team headed by Dr Pramodh RK and his team trained the cadets in basic life support, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). These skills would come handy and extremely helpful in case there is an emergency.

For the past couple of daysShravanabelagola in Hassan district has been on the limelight. Thousands of devotees from across the country are pouring in at Shravanabelagola to witness the Mahamastakabhisheka, the head anointment of Gomateshwara orBhagavanBahubali from February 17-26. This is one of the sacred and auspicious festivals of the Jains held once in every 12 years.

According to the authorities, the devotees are likely to touch over 40 lakhs. The Bharat Scouts and Guides cadets from across Karnataka will be stationed at Shravanabelagolacamp in batches.

Meanwhile, on February 17 the Golden Hour team would be training yet another group of over 400 Bharat Scouts and Guides cadets at the camp in Shravanabelagola who would be coming in from the neighbouring States.

Said DrNK Venkataramana, Chief Neurosurgeon & Founder of Brains Hospital and the man behind the Golden Hour outreach: “Mahamastakabhisheka happens once in 12 years and the event attracts large mass of people. Working in association with the Bharat Scouts and Guides, Karnataka our Golden Hour team is providing training to the cadets. Following the training they can act as paramedics and help in avoiding any mass casualties.”


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