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Hyderabad hosts health fair on ayurveda, yoga

Posted on Oct 08, 03:43PM | IBNS

The Arogya 2012, Hyderabad will be organised by the Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the Andhra Pradesh government in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) from Oct 12-15.

The fair will showcase the strength of AYUSH systems and inevitable linkages with the industry.

The 4-day fair is being held in parallel with the 11th Conference of Parties at Hyderabad from Oct 8-19 organized by Ministry of Environment and Forests to invite the visiting foreign dignitaries and delegates at the conference.

The Arogya 2012 health fair will give a platform for participants to showcase the strength and potential of traditional systems of medicine, exhibit Research and Development efforts in the AYUSH sector, interact with practitioners, consumers and other stakeholders, project future trends and requirements in the AYUSH healthcare sector, create awareness among individuals and professionals about Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.

The fair will attract stakeholders in AYUSH sector like manufacturers, retailers, consumer healthcare product manufacturers, health food producers and processors, medical practitioners and publishers.

Free consultations by AYUSH specialists, live yoga demonstration, business and public lecture sessions will be attractive facets of the fair.

It may be mentioned that there is a worldwide resurgence of interest in traditional medicines based on herbs and medicinal plants.

Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU) medicines are gaining popularity in many countries as food supplements.