The 4-day National Arogya Fair at Dehradun in Uttarakhand concluded successfully on 08th February, 2016. The Arogya Fair was organized by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa & Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in collaboration with the State government of Uttarakhand and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Thousands of visitors benefited from the information gathered about AYUSH Systems in four days.
The Fair was inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health & Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik. The Fair attracted immense participation from all stakeholders, residents, practitioners, academicians, corporates, institutes, university heads and students. The 8 Free Government (AYUSH) clinics served more than 1000 patients in four days. Free medicines were also provided to the patients. Various experts shared valuable information during 17 Learning Sessions organized for the general public. The themes were based on Immune system, Homeopathy in Women's disorders, Treatment in Ayurveda, Yog se Arogya and Non-Communicable Diseases management in Siddha System etc.
Visitors primarily shopped for a variety of medicines, life giving therapies and herbal products for treating Diabetes, Blood pressure, liver and lungs problems, cervical and joint pains, slip disc, gastric diseases, sciatica, cervical spondylitis, teeth problem, cataract, enhancing immunity, reducing cholesterol etc. New product launches and lucky draw schemes also attracted the attention of the public.
The Arogya Fair was aimed to showcase and promote the strengths, efficacy and affordability of the AYUSH systems of medicines. In addition to health products, the Fair also offered useful information related to AYUSH through information centers setup by Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India which displayed Books, Literature and Visual displays related to Homoeopathy, Ayurveda Sciences, Unani Medicine, Siddha system and Yoga.
The live yoga demonstrations by the Center for Research and Yoga & Naturopathy attracted large no of visitors. Various endangered herbal and medicinal plants were showcased at the Herbarium & Museum by Center Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences. Cultural performances by the local artists from the State boosted the success of the Fair.