Four Day National AROGYA Fair Begins In Goa


The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health & Family Welfare, Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik releasing the Yoga Protocol for the International Yoga Day – 2016 at the inauguration of the national fair on AYUSH, at Bambolim, Panaji, in Goa on March 26, 2016. The Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Laxmikant Parsekar and other dignitaries are also seen.

Yoga Protocol For International Yoga Day 2016 Released

Goa (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): A National level AROGYA Fair organized by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India in association with Goa State Government and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) began in Goa at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium at Goa University Campus at Bambolim near Panaji on March 26. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Mr. ShripadNaik inaugurated the four day conference in the presence of Goa Chief Minister Mr. Laxmikant Parsekar, Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Mr. AnantShet, Deputy Chief Minister Sh. Francis D’Souza, Forest Minister ShRajendraArlekar, Science and Technology Minister Ms. Alina Saldanha and leader of opposition Mr. Pratap Singh Rane.

On the occasion, the Union Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Mr. Naik also released the Yoga Protocol for the second International Day of Yoga falling on 21st June, 2016.

In his inaugural address, the Minister said Ayurveda is India’s gift to the globe. Taking into consideration this fact, India has entered into an agreement with World Health Organization to popularize this traditional system of medicine across the world. Mr. Naik Said, India has also signed anMoU with Amercia for a Joint Research under AYUSH in the field of Cancer.

The Union Minister informed that the Union Government contemplates to open one AYUSH Hospital in every district of the country. He said, the AYUSH Ministry has also plans to establish an All India Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy and a unit of each Pathy in Goa in the near future.

The four day fair aims to create awareness among the members of the public about the efficiency of the AYUSH systems, their cost-effectiveness and the availability of herbs and plants used for prevention and treatment of common ailments at their doorstep through various mass media channels to achieve the objective of Health for all.


Doruvu Paul Jagan Babu

International Correspondent for The Yellow Press

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