2 April 2019
Yoga is the only way out for Punjab to combat cancer and drug addiction says Yoga advisor to honorable Prime Minister and Padamshri Dr H R Nagendra while interacting with doctors at a Thanksgiving program organized by Joshi Foundation at Chandigarh. Nagendra who is Chancellor of SYVASA University Banglore is known for his contribution towards framing nationwide Yoga accreditation system and scientific validation of various Yoga protocols. Present on the occasion were Vice Chancellor Panjab University Prof Raj Kumar, Chancellor Chandigarh University Satnam Sandhu, Municipal Commissioner Chandigarh KK Yadav, Chief Engineer Chandigarh Mukesh Anand, renowned international cardiologist Dr Hk Bali, Pankaj Jain Senior Standing Counsel UT Chandigarh, Dr Rakesh Sharma director ayurveda Punjab, Dr Akshay Anand, Scientific advisor of Joshi Foundation; Col BS Sandhu Chairman WWICS group; Vineet Joshi and Saurabh Joshi both Chairman and President Joshi Foundation.
Narrating experience of Boston, USA, Nagendra explained how each time an addict comes out of a drug de-addiction centre, he goes back to addiction again. He further added that US National Institute of Health is spending over 2 billion dollars, yet de-addiction effort failed each time when hospitalization was done. Studies have proved that Yoga intervention can play a significant role in prevention of addiction.
Recent trial has established that Diabetic yoga protocol converted pre-diabetic into healthy adults. It was conducted on 50000 people all over India under Niayntrit Madhumay Bharat program, said Nagendra. To ensure that maximum are benefited via yoga at Govt of India’s 1,50,000 wellness centers, Nagendra announced digital yoga learning to train the yoga teachers all over India for these centers.
Dr Nagendra honoured 127 doctors for their selfless contribution. The healthcare workers were drawn from Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Sidha and Yoga. They provided a unique healthcare delivery model for city residents in the form of a mega free check up health camp organised under the aegis of Joshi Foundation in Nov 2018.