Panaji: October 06, 2019 … Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant in the presence of Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), and State Minister for Defence Shri Shripad Naik graced the concluding ceremony of 3 days mega Naturopathy Camp in Goa which was organized to mark the celebration of 150TH Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The function was organized by the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) (Pune) an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, in association with Regional Outreach Bureau, Maharashtra and Goa at Kala Academy in the city yesterday. The Theme of the camps was ‘Self Reliance through Self Health Reliance’ a quote of Mahatma Gandhi.

The AYUSH Minister said that the Prime Minister through the Ministry of AYUSH has endeavored to reach Yoga and Naturopathy throughout the world. Shri Naik assured that the AYUSH Ministry will strive to fulfill the mission of Prime Minister’s Healthy India. “The Ministry has also decided to organize 150 naturopathy camps in commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi was of the opinion that fasting and meditation help to bring equilibrium to the body. If we adopt the practice of Naturopathy we will be able to keep ourselves healthy and can do something good for the society,” he added.

The Chief Minister while speaking on the occasion said that, there are two Medical institutions of Homeopathy and Ayurveda that are functioning in the state. If the Ministry of Ayush initiates steps to start naturopathy center in the state, the State Government will extend all sorts of support, he assured.

Present on the occasion were Secretary for Ministry of AYUSH, Shri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Joint Secretary Ministry of AYUSH, Shri P.N. Ranjit Kumar, Additional Director General, Press Information Bureau, Smt. Ermelinda Dias, Parvadeshwar Math Sadguru Shri Bhau Maharaj, and Chairman and Managing Director of Goa Shipyard Ltd. Commodore   B.B. Nagpal, NM (Retd.) among others.

NIN also released a book titled ‘Mahatma Gandhi and Prakrutic Chikitsa and Nisargopachar Varta’, at the hands of the chief guest.

 The dignitaries presented awards to the Naturopathies for their outstanding work in this field.

Dr. K Satya Lakshmi, Director, National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune, welcomed the gathering while Dr. Dayanand Rao compered the function.


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