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‘Good health is the right of every human being’

Staff Correspondent



A centre for research on

Yoga and Ayurveda will be set up



Belgaum: Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, Haridwar, will establish a research centre in association with KLE Society of Belgaum here soon. Announcing this during his one-hour discourse on Yoga and Spirituality on Monday here, the founder of the trust and internationally acclaimed Yoga teacher Swami Ramdev Maharaj said the proposed centre will help in further research and development in Yoga and Ayurveda.

A person from Belgaum has offered to donate land on the outskirts of the city to establish the centre.

Sri Ramdev Maharaj, who will be conducting a six-day Yoga camp in Hubli from Tuesday, announced that he would conduct a similar camp here soon.

The discourse was organised by KLE Society at Dr. B.S. Jirge Auditorium at J.N. Medical College in the city. Former Member of Parliament and transport tycoon of south India Vijay Sankeshwar and vice-president of KLE Society Shankaranna Munavalli were instrumental in organising Sri Ramdev Maharaj’s maiden discourse in the city.

Stating that his trust was working towards a disease-free world by utilising Yoga and Ayurveda, he said, “Like Allopathy, Ayurveda and Omani system of medicine, Yoga is also a science helpful in the treatment of several diseases, both physical and mental. It should not be belittled by identifying it with any religion. When a disease has no religious identity, how can the treatment be ascribed to a particular religion?”

He said though modern medicine had the best answers for management of acute diseases and for those diseases which needed surgical intervention, Yoga too could treat and cure several diseases. He claimed that there were thousands of cases where patients suffering from different diseases had been cured by practising Yoga.

He said through his work in Yoga and Ayurveda, he was creating “evidence” for the future as there was no point in repeating what had already been written and explained in medical books.

Sri Ramdev Maharaj said that good health was the fundamental right of every human being. If an individual’s health was good, the health of society would also be good. A healthy society would work efficiently and ensure progress and peace he added.

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