Raipur (GR-TYP-BIN): Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of AYUSH and Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India presided over the inauguration of the AROGYA health fair, at Raipur on February 6. The fair was inaugurated by Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh.
The Union Ministry of AYUSH in collaboration with Directorate of AYUSH, Government of Chhattisgarh and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry organized the AROGYA RAIPUR, a four days comprehensive health fair on Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy from the 6th – 9th February, 2015 at Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
AROGYA Fairs showcase the advancements in clinical practices, research and documentation, manufacturing and the processes involved in these systems of medicine and also the medicinal plants sector. The Health Mela attracts international researchers, manufacturers and processors and people from all walks of life who evince a great interest in the traditional knowledge systems of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani Medicine and the therapeutic effects of Yoga which is globally known as a drugless therapy system.
The Ministry of AYUSH in collaboration with the State Government of Chhattisgarh and organizational support from FICCI has selected Raipur as the venue for this prestigious event looking at its importance as a major centre for growth of AYUSH raw material. At the AROGYA Raipur, several companies of Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha and Unani are participating from six States including Chhattisgarh. Regular lectures by eminent AYUSH Practitioners from the State of Chhattisgarh will also be held over next four days.
Other highlights of the Fair include free clinics and consultations for the public by eminent doctors of AYUSH systems and free distribution of medicines. In addition, national level experts on Yoga, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Unani are delivering lectures on management of various diseases through AYUSH therapies.
Mr. Amar Agarwal, State Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Mr. Ramesh Bais, Member of Parliament, Raipur, representatives from FICCI and other stakeholders of the AYUSH sector were present in the function.
The entry to the fair is free. The fair is open to public daily from 11 am to 8 pm from 6th to 9th of February, 2015.