Mysore/Mysuru: Marking 7th International Ayurveda Day, the Mysuru District Journalists Association (MDJA), Government Ayurveda Research Centre, Mysuru and Dakshina Kannada and Karavali Sanghagala Okkuta had jointly organised a free Ayurveda health check-up camp for journalists at Patrakarthara Bhavan on Thyagaraja Road here this morning.
Doctors and staff from Government Ayurveda Research Centre, Dr. Anjaneya Murthy and team, Dr. Gurubasavaraj and team from Government Ayurveda Medical College, Dr. Savitha and team from JSS Dental College took part in the camp. Journalists were screened for BP, Sugar, Bone Density and Eye. ECG, ECHO and other tests were also done.
Sri Dr. Trinetra Mahanta Shivayogi Swamiji of Srirangapattana’s Chandravana Ashram, who graced the occasion, said that Ayurveda is our tradition and culture. “Around 70 years ago people used only Ayurveda medicines. But now everyone are used to the English medicines. During COVID-19, Kashaya, Yoga, Pranayama which are a part of Ayurveda helped people to keep themselves healthy,” he said.
Pointing out that journalists work under pressure and stress, the Swamiji said that it is important for a journalists to give time to their family and look after their health.
Mayor Shivakumar inaugurated the camp. MDJA President S.T. Ravikumar presided. Okkuta President Gracian Rodrigues, Secretary Narayana Hegde, MDJA Secretary Subramanya and Govt. Ayurveda Research Centre Assistant Director Dr. Lakshminarayana Shenoy were present.