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‘Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Ayurved avem Yog ke Sang”
Indian Yoga Association participated in the AyurYog Expo, Arogya Fair and Himalayan Herbal Expo 2021 held physically at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida from 25 – 27 September, 2021. The fair was held with support of Ministry of AYUSH and Vishwa Ayurved Parishad, and UP Government.
Being the first physical event after the pandemic Corona times, it received an overwhelming response from all the four directions. The inaugural day saw the presence of General VK Singh, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways. In his address he highlighted the importance of alternative ways of healing including Ayurveda and Yoga for the overall well-being.
Addressing the gathering Shri Rakesh Kumar, Chairman, India Exposition Mart and Director General, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts said, “We started with AyurYog Expo: World Assembly on Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy in 2019 under the stewardship of Padma Shri Dr H R Nagendra, Chancellor, SVYASA and President, Indian Yoga Association.
“AyurYog Expo, Arogya Fair and Himalayan Herbal Expo 2021 is a mega initiative which brings all Yogis, Gurus, experts and eminent personalities connected to Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy under the same roof for the promotion and propagation of AYUSH.”
The event saw the presence of Shri Shiv Prakash, Bharatiya Janta Party, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Mrs Meeta Kotecha, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Smt.Tanuja Manoj Nesari, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, Shri Partap Chauhan, JIVA, Dr. S N Singh, Director, Uttar Pradesh, AYUSH, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Shri Devendra Triguna, Shri PK Pathak, Special Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Dr Arun Chandan, Dr Jayant Deo Pujari, Chairman, NCISM, Dr Bhagwati Sharma, VC, Gautam Buddha University, Shri Shantmanu, DC, Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles, Dr Dharam Singh Saini, Minister of AYUSH, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Durga Prasad Velidindi, Dabur, Shri Nitin Agrawal, Bliss Ayurveda and many others.
While speaking during the valedictory function on September 27, 2021, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said, “AYUSH industry has a lot to offer and events like this are the key to promote AYUSH. During the second wave AYUSH-64 was distributed across the country and 66,000 people who followed the treatment for 3 weeks recovered fully without any deaths. This is the biggest proof of the effectiveness of this drug.”
The event connected the best of natural health and wellness experts, academic institutions and thought leaders from across the globe. In addition to the businesses and academicians in the space, this is a golden opportunity for budding scholars, researchers, end users and trading bodies to gain a better and deeper understanding of the traditional system of medicine.
The event was very successful with participation of the Ministers, Ministry of AYUSH Officials, Policy makers from NCISM, CCRAS, AIIA and Vice Chancellors of Universities who interacted with teachers, students, industrialists and 200 VAP delegates from 23 States of India. Stalls of all major Ayurveda companies, Uttar Pradesh & Gujarat Tourism and some colleges were there in Exhibition. The most significant thing was the Scientific Plenary Sessions with 40 keynote speakers and presentation of approximately 250 papers or posters about research & clinical trials in Ayurveda presented by PG scholars of various colleges of India.
The event also saw Himalayan Herbal Expo 2021— An International Conference on Medicinal Plants in Mountain Region being organised. The fair boasts of 70 exhibitors, more than 40,000 online delegates, over 15 sessions and 1 lakh visitors. Wonderful synchronized Yogasana performance by our Bliss Ayurveda Health Village yoga team which was highly appreciated by whole audience.