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President Pranab Mukherjee to attend Arogya Mela on Day 3

chandigarh Updated: Mar 14, 2015 12:17 IST
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The All India Ayurvedic Congress entered its second day on Friday and various discussions were held to explain about various researches being conducted in the field. President, Pranab Mukherjee would attend the function on Saturday evening.

The Arogya Mela has 10 OPDs especially planned for the people where they could get free consultation and treatment from the renowned vaidyas of the country for all four days from 10.30am to 8pm. During the programmes, around 55 sessions would be held to share research in various fields of ayurveda and around 49 stalls have been set up in the mela displaying various products.

The Ayurvedic Congress is being held in north India for the first time with 2,992 delegates from all over the country. BRIC and SAARC nations assembled here for a brain storming session, which marked the beginning of the mela, inaugurated on Thursday by Punjab health and family welfare minister Surjit Kumar Jyani.

Devender Triguna, president of All India Ayurvedic Congress said that in the coming sessions, they would work towards the expansion and strengthening the academics in the field of ayurveda especially in the Northern part of India. He expressed concern over the inadequate infrastructure in the Government Ayurveda College and Hospital in Patiala.

Dr Sanjeev Goyal spoke on the occasion and said the aim of the conference to create awareness among the public about the benefits of ayurveda.