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Canada India Foundation (CIF) brings out its 21st volume, 8th issue of October 2020 E-Newsletter, CIF reported.
CIF E-Newsletter: Volume 21 Issue #8 October 2020
Chair of Canada India Foundation (CIF), Satish Thakkar‘s Message
Ayurveda in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic
Hello friends. We are into another month of Covid19 restrictions. Just when we thought we had it under control, things start to go wrong. The numbers have spiked sending our public health authorities to issue a tighter set of rules. Let us be good citizens and follow them.
Health and wellness have always been a key part of CIF priorities. We have held two successful healthcare forums in the past with the participation of leading experts from industry, government, and the medical profession. The third one, to be held in May 2021, is expected to leverage R&D in Healthcare, Biotechnology & AI to create economic opportunities and ensure better universal healthcare. The deliberations at the Third CIF Health Forum will also help shape public policy in Canada and India to provide optimum healthcare to its residents and to explore areas of collaboration and engagement. The Forum is being organized in partnership with University Health Network (UHN), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) with the support of the Consul General of India in Toronto. Dr. Lucky Lakshmanan, past Chair CIF, will be chairing the forum.
Ayurveda, as many of you know, is a holistic treatment system that goes back thousands of years in India. Of late, it has gained recognition outside India for its core idea of going beyond merely treating the disease to keeping individuals and whole communities well. The relevance of Ayurveda needs to be stressed in these days when the world is drowning under a mountain of debt arising out of the Covid19 crisis. (Read more)
Thakkar ended his message by quoting, Sage Charaka “Life (ayu) is the combination (samyoga) of…