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Youth-20 consultation begins at AIIMS Rishikesh

 By Our Staff Reporter

Rishikesh, 4 May: Youth-20 consultation began on Thursday at All India Institute of Medical Sciences here. In this two-day long Y-20 conference, various delegates from the country and other nations will brainstorm ideas and provide a new direction to the youth.

During the Holistic Health Conclave programme on the first day of the summit, distinguished persons from various fields expressed and presented their views. Youth representatives from the host state, other states and from other nations participated in the conclave.

Earlier, delegates from India and other nations participated in this session by practicing yoga. During this, session, ways to counter the challenges coming in the way of building a holistic technology-based healthcare eco-system in the country were discussed.

Inaugurating the summit, Prof Meenu Singh, Executive Director, AIIMS Rishikesh, said that this summit has provided an opportunity to the youth of the country and the world to strengthen the health sector. With this, the youth would get the experience of holistic health. Along with this, they would also get an opportunity to exchange views.

She welcomed the participants from various states as also Japan, Germany, Singapore, UK and USA and explained the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to organise the Youth-20 Summit under the G-20.

Chief Guest and State Women Welfare, Child Development and Youth and Sports Minister Rekha Arya said that the spirit of India’s Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam will be fruitful at the global level with this summit. She said that India’s population is 16 percent at the global level. She called upon the youth to increase their concentration towards sports by continuous practice of Yoga.

Swami Dayadipanand Maharaj, Medical Superintendent of Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Haridwar, told the youth about the need to be healthy, not only physically but also mentally. He asked youth to adopt the principles of right knowledge, right thinking, right lifestyle and proper eating habits in life. He also threw light on Ashtanga Yoga and Practical Vedanta.

Swami Chidanand, President of Parmarth Niketan, advised the youth to avoid junk food and talked about adopting the simple principle of Eat Right, Eat Light. He said that the youth, instead of medication, should pay more attention to meditation.

Describing the youth as the source of energy, Director, Youth and Sports Department, Jitendra Kumar said that, if the youth group concentrates its full power, it can make the impossible possible. The session was moderated by Dr Oshin Puri, Intern, AIIMS Rishikesh.

In the second session, a debate was organised between the young students of AIIMS Rishikesh and Veer Singh Garhwali Medical College, Srinagar Garhwal. The topic of the debate was “Modern Medicine and Alternative Medicine and Yoga”. Both the sides discussed in depth on modern and alternative medicine.

Kiyohiro Yamamoto, CEO of Edgeville Corporation, Japan, spoke to the youth on the health impact of indoor environment. He said that more than 90 percent of every person’s time is spent inside the house. For this reason, it is very important to have a healthy environment inside the house. It is necessary to have sufficient light, clean air, balanced temperature in the house. This environment determines the health of the people living in that house. Due to the side effects of the bad environment inside the house, the person becomes ill. Therefore, smart building technology should be used in residential complexes.

National Medical Council President Prof BN Gangadhar, former Director of PGIEMR, Chandigarh, Prof KK Talwar, Director of AIIMS, Mangalagiri, Prof MukeshTripathi, Deputy Director, Administration, AIIMS, Lt Col AR Mukherjee, Dean, Academics, Prof. Jaya Chaturvedi, Medical Superintendent Prof Sanjeev Kumar Mittal and others were also present.

In the first session on Thursday at the AIIMS Auditorium, the participants were introduced to various forms of yoga. About 50 Indian and foreign participants took part in the yoga session. On this occasion, Yoga connoisseur from Finland Ms Heidi stated that Yoga helps in connecting one with spirituality and God in many ways. She explained that yoga is a spiritual process that involves bringing the body, mind and soul together.

Professor (Dr) Meenu Singh also participated in the yoga session. Yoga Instructor Deepchand Joshi, Sandeep Bhandari, Amit Bhardwaj, Beena of AIIMS Ayush Department also cooperated in the session. Dr Vandana Dhingra, Dr Prakhar Sharma, Dr Rohit Gupta, Dr Pankaj Sharma, Dr Vinod, Dr Pooja Bhadoria, Dr Ashish Jain, Dr Raj Rajeshwari, etc., were present on this occasion.

An addiction management event was also organised with the aim of keeping the youth away from drug addiction, in which the expert advised the youth to quit addiction and join the mainstream of life.

German expert Ziva Hammond gave a message to the participating youth to stay away from any kind of addiction in life. She suggested preventive measures to the youth suffering from drug addiction. For this she described “12 Steps Recovery and Bhakti Yoga”. Dr Mridul Dhar and other faculty members were present on the occasion.