Health fair to promote traditional healing system

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New Delhi, Oct 31 (UNI) To revive the ancient system of healing through traditional medicines, the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) organised a health fair 'Arogya' today in association with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the fair was inaugurated by Secretary of Department of Ayush, Anita Das and would be held till November 3 at Hall numbers 12 and 12A of Pragati Maidan.

The fair has participation from over 80 firms in various systems of alternate medicines including Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga and Naturopathy. All state health departments have also set up their stalls.

Apart from various manufacturers of Ayush products, the major participants include Dabur, Hamdard, Baidyanath, Himalaya in Ayurveda and SBL and Bakson's in Homeopathy.

The stalls are providing free consultation by doctors and a live Yoga demonstration by the students of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY).

Keeping nature in mind, an eco-friendly stall has also been put up, which has health equipments all made from natural fibre.

One of the highlights of the fair are Unani stalls set up here.

The Greek system of medicine is attracting a lot of visitors.

According to a stall owner, the system was introduced in India by the Arabs and soon took firm roots in the soil.

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