New Delhi: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday (April 10) said that every citizen must dedicate one hour of the day towards his/her own health, for healthy individuals are key to ensuring the progress of the nation. This was highlighted by the Vice President during the inauguration of the Scientific Convention on World Homoeopathy Day at Vigyan Bhawan.
The Vice President noted that homoeopathy, with its rich history spanning two centuries, is being nurtured in our country and has become a significant factor in our health apparatus in recent years. He said,
Homoeopathy is connected to nature, and the World Health Organisation has recognised it as the second largest and fastest growing system of medicine in the world.
Dhankhar emphasized that healthcare goes beyond medical treatment to encompass an individual’s physical, mental and emotional well-being, as well as a community’s social and economic environment. He expressed concern about the extent of stress prevalent in today’s society, often triggered by competitiveness. He further added,
We must develop a culture to eradicate stress and tension.
Vice President Dhankhar called attention to the fact that no foreign dignitary or foreign national on a visit to India, is ever found decrying or criticizing his/her own nation, he underlined,
We must take pride in our scientists and health warriors, believe in our own talent, and put country above political creed when visiting other nations.
The one-day Scientific Convention was organized by Central Council for Research in Homeopathy under the Ministry of AYUSH to celebrate the occasion of World Homoeopathy Day. The convention theme was “Homoeoparivar – Sarvajan Swasthya, One Health, One Family”.
Union Minister of AYUSH and Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of State for AYUSH and Women and Child Development Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai, Member of Parliament Dr Manoj Rajoria, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.
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