BRICS Wellness Workshop and AROGYA fair inaugurated

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Union Minister of State for Ayush (Independent Charge) Shri Shripad Yesso Naik and Union minister for Fertilisers and Chemicals and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Ananth Kumar inaugurated the National Fair on comprehensive Indian Medicine system (AROGYA) in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Naik said that the fair has been organised to project the strength of Indian System of Medicines and Homeopathy alongside BRICS Wellness Workshop. He said, he is happy to see that the representatives from BRICS countries are participating for the first time in Arogya exhibition for display of their traditional medicines and healthcare products. All this has happened because of awareness building about the holistic principles of AYUSH for healthy living and its inherent preventive strengths.

Shri Ananth Kumar also lauded the efforts of AYUSH Ministry in organising the fair. He said, AYUSH system was there much before the modern day system of medicines. There is nothing wrong in going to basics, he added.

The two days BRICS Wellness Workshop and AROGYA fair is being organized by the Ministry of AYUSH, in collaboration with Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). Secretary level Officers and Traditional Medicine/wellness experts from the BRICS countries are participating in the BRICS Wellness Workshop.

The Workshop is designed to have sessions related to Traditional Systems of Medicine, Trade and Economy, Wellness and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Wellness indicators for BRICS and Wellness and Tourism among others. It also includes a session on WHO strategy for Traditional Medicine.

The Arogya fair provides a good exposure for manufacturers/importers of Traditional Medicines/Raw Materials of the BRICS Countries to have firsthand experience of Indian Traditional Medicinal products/manufacturing facilities. At the same time they got a good opportunity to showcase their products and services.