National Arogya Mela 2020 Health Fair Makes Stop in Dehradun
Parade Ground Event Features Diagnosis, Treatment, Remedies – and the Inspired Words of Pujya Swamiji, Uttarakhand’s Governor and Local and National Civic and Spiritual Leaders.
12 FEBRUARY 2020 RISHIKESH INDIA: The National Arogya Fair 2020 brought its healthy blend of free AYUSH clinics and medicines, Naadi Parikshan, Panchakarma treatments, kitchen pharmacy and forest therapy, painless tooth extractions and Yoga sessions to the Dehradun Parade Ground in Uttarakhand recently, and HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, the President and Spiritual Leader of Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, blessed and graced the event.
He joined HE the Governor of Uttarakhand, Smt Baby Rani Maurya ji; Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawatji, who presided over the event; the Chief Guest, the Hon’ble Union AYUSH Minister, Shri Shripad Yesso Naikji; and, Guest of Honour, Hon’ble Minister of AYUSH, Uttarakhand, Dr Harak Singh Rawatji; and, Guest of Honour, Respected Acharya Balkrishna ji, chairman of Patanjali Ayurved, in lauding and honoring the importance of the event, the objective of which was to keep the ancient medicinal practices of India active and relevant and to share the treasures of the herbs found so abundantly in the lap of the Himalayas with a wide audience.
Declaring that Uttarakhand is a “Spiritual State,” HE the Governor further stated that “with the concerted efforts of all of us, we can make our state a special center for the purification of the body, mind and spirit. We need to work together to ensure that the Birthplace of Yoga now becomes the Center of Healing for India and the world.”
Pujya Swamiji shared, “Uttarakhand is home to the Himalayas and Mother Ganga, but it’s also home to Yoga and Ayurveda. We need to develop Ayurveda and Yoga Medical Tourism efficiently and effectively so that tourists visiting here can find quality facilities. We have the Water and Carbon Tower of the world with our vast store of clean water and pure air. We must protect, conserve and serve this sacred storehouse.”
“Ayurveda is the science of life,” He continued, “composed of the wisdom of the ages and the Vedas. This event is a health fair – a festival of wellness. Healing is a celebration: If there is healing, there is joy in life and if there is health, life is heaven. If our body and mind are not well, then no person can truly enjoy life, so health is the only fair.”
He added that, “Therefore, our first duty is to keep our body physically, mentally and emotionally healthy – a resolution that you should take from this Fair today.
Acharya Balakrishna Ji also shared that there is immense potential in the field of Ayurveda in Uttarakhand to heal not only the nation, but the world. “I suggest our government should provide ample place to store Ayurvedic and medicinal herbs so these precious treasures of the Himalayas can be stored safely and, therefore, provided to all,” he said.
Hon’ble Shri Harak Singh Rawat ji, meanwhile, said that “we should make an effort to bring the herbs of the Himalayas to every village in the country so that every person will have access to the divine medicines of the Himalayas.” He added that, “It will provide health benefits and will also provide employment to the youth.”
The five-day event also included Joint Secretary AYUSH Government of India, Shri Ramanand Meena ji; Secretary AYUSH, Mr. Dilip Jawalkar ji; Padma Shri Swami Bharat Bhushan ji; and, PHD Chamber of Commerce Officers Dr. DK Aggarwal ji, Mr. Anil Taneja Ji, Shri Pradeep Multani ji, Shri Jitendra Sodhi, Dr. Narendra Bhatt ji, Shri Vivek ji and Shri Virendra Kalra ji, all of whom lit the lamp and inaugurated the National Health Fair with the National Anthem on its opening day.