Gandhinagar, Oct 27 (IANS) Gujarati film star and former BJP MLA Naresh Kanodia succumbed to coronavirus on Tuesday morning. He was 77.The veteran actor was found coronavirus positive on October 20 and admitted to the UN Mehta Heart Hospital in Ahmedabad and put on ventilator support. Naresh Kanodia was born on August 20, 1943 at Kanoda village in Becharaji Tehsil in Mahesana district. His elder brother Mahesh passed away on October 25 in Gandhinagar owing to prolonged illness at the age of 80. Mahesh Kanodia was an ex-parliamentarian of the BJP while Naresh was an ex-legislator.Two days back, Naresh's son Hitu Kanodia, also a film actor and a BJP legislator from Kadi, had shared a Twitter post to appeal the public to pray for his ailing father. Both Mahesh and Naresh were very popular as a musical pair of Mahesh-Naresh. Both started their musical career in extreme poverty, doing musical and stage shows while moving from village to village. From that humble background, they gradually moved onto the bigger platform of providing music to Gujarati films and courted huge success.Naresh thereafter went into acting and in a short time succeeded as an actor and become a hit film star with more than 40 to 50 hit movies to his credit. Some of his notable Gujarati films were Meru Malan, Dhola Maru, Moti Verana Chowkma, Vanjari Vav, Hiran Ne Kanthe, Tame Re Champo Ne Ame Kel, Jode Rahejo Raj, Paras Padamani, Kalja No Katko, Pardeshi Maniyaro and others.Later, both brothers entered politics, with Mahesh getting elected as an MP from Patan constituency on BJP ticket. He was elected for four terms from 1991 to 2009. Naresh forayed into politics as a legislator from Karjan as BJP nominee from 2002 to 2007.--IANSamc/tsb
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Rajya Sabha member Naresh Gujral is the latest to test COVID positive on Friday, a day after he attended a parliamentary standing committee meeting along with several other leaders.The SAD leader attended the parliamentary standing committee meeting on personnel, public grievances, law and justice on Thursday. He, however, claimed that the meeting was held following social distancing norms and the attendees wore face masks during the meeting.Meanwhile, without naming Gujral, All India Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien took a pot shot at the government.He tweeted, "An MP who attended a Parliament Standing committee meeting on Thursday, tested positive today. We wish him a speedy recovery. Trinamool MPs are not attending. For 4 months we have been urging that these meetings happen virtually. Enough scope to tweak rules. Anyone listening!"--IANSabn/rt
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Four days after the Haryana Police registered an FIR against Medanta Medcity Hospital and its chairman and promoter Dr Naresh Trehan and others, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday took over the probe into the money laundering charges against them, sources said.An ED source confirmed the development to IANS and said that the agency will summon a number of persons for questioning in the case in the coming days.The Haryana Police on Saturday lodged an FIR against Trehan, his organisation Global Health Pvt Ltd, and 14 others, including Haryana government officials, for alleged corruption in the case. The police action followed orders by a Gurugram civil court.A Public Interest litigation was filed by RTI activist Raman Sharma in the court of Additional District and Session Judge Ashwani Kumar, who directed the Gurugram Police on Saturday to register the FIR within 24 hours. The case was registered against Trehan and his 52 partners, including Sunil Sachdeva, Atul Punj, Anant Jain, Global Health Pvt Ltd, Global Infracom Pvt Ltd, and Punj Lloyd.Sharma had filed a complaint in June 2019 with the Enforcement Directorate which forwarded it to the Haryana Police for investigation. "Gurugram Police has not acted on the complaint forwarded by the ED. Hence, I went to court for intervention," Sharma had said.Sharma had complained that the Medanta hospital had launched a project to develop a medical college, research centre, nursing staff quarters, guesthouses for patients' attendants and many other facilities but its promoter had developed only the hospital. Moreover, he allegedly misused funds of other projects in other states."I have urged the court for registering the FIR against 52 persons and companies. These are involved in the construction of the hospital and taken grant of Rs 1,000 crore. Besides, chief administrator of the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP), its Gurugram administrator, and estate officer too have been asked to submit their reports before the court," Sharma had said on Saturday.--IANSaks/tsb
डॉ. नरेश कुमार गर्ग, श्रीगंगानगर कॉलेज ऑफ आयुर्वेद, राजस्थान में एसोसिएट प्रोफ़ेसर हैं. निरोग स्ट्रीट के आमंत्रण पर वे निरोग स्ट्रीट आयुर्वेद डायलॉग में शामिल होने के लिए दिल्ली आए हुए थे. वही उनसे आयुर्वेद की दशा और दिशा को लेकर बातचीत हुई. पेश है उनसे हुई बातचीत के प्रमुख अंश -आप आयुर्वेद शिक्षण में हैं. वर्तमान में आयुर्वेद की पढ़ाई कर रहे छात्रों के बारे में आपकी क्या राय है? अभी जो बच्चे आ रहे हैं वे बहुत मेहनत कर रहे हैं. वे आयुर्वेद के क्षेत्र में बहुत कुछ करना चाहते हैं. आयुर्वेद के दृष्टिकोण से यह बहुत अच्छी बात है. मेरी उन्हें सलाह है कि वे आयुर्वेद को अच्छे से समझे और उसके वैज्ञानिक महत्व को समझते हुए उसको उपयोग में लायें व जनसाधारण को समझाएं. एलोपैथ की तुलना में आयुर्वेद में रिसर्च की बहुत कमी है. इस बारे में आपकी क्या राय है? इसमें कोई शक नहीं है कि एलोपैथ की तुलना में आयुर्वेद में रिसर्च पेपर थोड़े कम हैं. लेकिन अब इसपर बहुत काम हो रहा है. हमारी कई संस्थाएं जैसे सीसीआरएस (ccrs) आदि इसपर बहुत अच्छा काम कर रही है. यहाँ से आपको बहुत अच्छी जानकारियां मिल सकती है. पिछले कुछ वर्षों में आयुर्वेद का बाज़ार तेजी से बढ़ा है और इसे लेकर लोगों में काफी अधिक जागरूकता बढ़ी है. आयुर्वेद को लेकर कई संस्थान भी काफी काम कर रहे हैं? पूरे परिदृश्य (scenario) को देखकर आपको क्या लगता है? आयुर्वेद का सिनेरियो उज्जवल है. अभी आयुर्वेद में बहुत काम हुआ है, लेकिन बहुत काम होना अभी बाकी है. निरोग स्ट्रीट जैसे संस्थान आयुर्वेदिक डॉक्टरों के हिसाब से बेहतरीन काम कर रहे हैं. आयुर्वेद में झोला छाप डॉक्टरों की कोई कमी नहीं है. ऐसे लोगों की वजह से आयुर्वेद की छवि धूमिल होती है? आयुर्वेद जगत को इसे लेकर क्या कदम उठाना चाहिए ? आपकी क्या राय है? सरकार ने अपनी तरफ से इसके लिए मशीनरी तैयार की है. लोगों को शिक्षित भी किया. लेकिन यह आयुर्वेद के लोगों की कमी है कि वे आयुर्वेद को लोगों तक सही तथ्य नहीं पहुंचा पा रहे हैं. बाज़ार में ऐसे बहुत सारे प्रोडक्ट हैं जो आयुर्वेद के नाम पर बिक रहे हैं जबकि आयुर्वेद से उसका कोई लेना-देना नहीं. इसके लिए जरुरी है कि आयुर्वेद के लोग आयें और ठोस कदम उठाये. आयुर्वेद शिक्षा में सुधार की क्या गुंजाइश है? आयुर्वेद शिक्षा के स्तर में सुधार के लिए अभी और अधिक मेहनत करने की जरुरत है. नए चिकित्सकों की राह आसान हो, उसके लिए आयुर्वेद कॉलेज और आयुर्वेद के बड़े ब्रांड्स को काम करना होगा. आयुर्वेद की पहचान अब भी वैकल्पिक चिकित्सा पद्धति की ही है. यह लोगों की पहली पसंद अब भी नहीं बन पाया है. बतौर आयुर्वेद शिक्षक आपकी क्या राय है? इसके लिए कुछ हद तक सरकारी नीतियाँ जिम्मेदार है. सरकार आयुर्वेद को ज्यादा बजट भी नहीं देती. यदि सरकार बजट बढ़ाती है तो आयुर्वेद बहुत अच्छा कर सकता है. लेकिन आयुर्वेद वैकल्पिक चिकित्सा समझा जाता है, इससे मैं इत्तेफाक नहीं रखता. ढेरों ऐसे लोग हैं जो आयुर्वेद पर सबसे ज्यादा भरोसा करते हैं. आयुर्वेद के बहुत सारे डॉक्टर एलोपैथ की दवाएं देते हैं. इस बारे में आप क्या कहते हैं? हँसते हुए ..... यह एक बहुत बड़ा इश्यू है. अर्थोपार्जन के लिए वे ये सारे कार्य करते हैं. अगर सरकार उन्हें अच्छा मौका मुहैया करवाए तो वे अकेले आयुर्वेद के दम पर भी बहुत अच्छा कर सकते हैं. आयुर्वेद से जुड़े लोगों की सबसे बड़ी समस्या है कि वे बाजार में अपने आप को ठीक से प्रेजेंट नहीं कर पाते. हम लोगों को नहीं बता पाते कि हम क्या हैं? इसके लिए निरोग स्ट्रीट जैसे प्लेटफॉर्म बेहद उपयोगी साबित हो सकते हैं. आयुर्वेद के छात्रों और नये चिकित्सकों को बतौर शिक्षक आप क्या राय देना चाहेंगे? मेरा उनको सुझाव है कि आयुर्वेद का सम्मान करे. आयुर्वेद के वैज्ञानिक दृष्टिकोण को अच्छी तरह से समझे. अपनी संहिताओं पर विश्वास करे. अपनी योग्यता पर भरोसा करे. आयुर्वेद जरुर सफल होगा. आम लोगों के लिए एक आम सवाल. आयुर्वेद की मदद से कैसे स्वस्थ्य रहा जा सकता हैं? आयुर्वेद चिकित्सा पद्धति के साथ-साथ दैनिक जीवन पद्धति का भी वर्णन करता है. इसमें हर मौसम के हिसाब से आहार और विहार का वर्णन मिलता है. कहने का अर्थ है कि आयुर्वेद में ऋतुचर्या और दिनचर्या का जैसे वर्णन किया गया है, उसका यदि पालन किया जाए तो आप हमेशा स्वस्थ्य रहेंगे. निरोग स्ट्रीट से बातचीत के लिए आपका बहुत धन्यवाद. उम्मीद करते हैं कि आयुर्वेद का कीर्ति पताका पूरे संसार में फहराए. डॉ. नरेश कुमार गर्ग से हुई बातचीत का वीडियो -
The Ayurveda journey with Dr. Shallu Garg
Dr. Shallu Garg has been practicing Ayurveda for over 18 years. As a doctor, it has been an insightful journey for her and an experience that has remained as enriching as it was at the beginning of her professional career. She is the founder of ayulife center that conducts authentic Panchakarma treatments and other therapies for treating several chronic diseases.
On choosing Ayurveda as a career
To help us understand how Ayurveda became an integral part of Dr. Garg’s life, she shares a personal anecdote: “During my childhood, my mother used to give me some home remedies for the common problems. At that time I never appreciated it. In 9th std., I got a severe stomach infection with diarrhea and vomiting. I had to be admitted to a hospital. There was hardly any visible relief even after three days. One day an old aunt came to see me and told my mother to try the powder made from some routine kitchen herbs. It worked like a miracle for me. An hour after taking that powder, I felt hungry and there was no diarrhea or vomiting. I was so surprised by this miraculous treatment and it initiated my interest in herbs.
Soon, my interest changed to my passion and as the years passed I joined an Ayurveda College to pursue my graduation.”
On her experience when it comes to treating patients, their trusting the treatment
“In my routine medical practice, I have observed that most of the ailments can be treated with a little change in the diet and lifestyle. This kind of treatment is mostly appreciated by patients and they themselves show interest in learning the few basic things so that they could heal themselves.
Sometimes some patients show reluctance to changing their lifestyle or diet as they want only medicines. So they need to be more convinced so that they are ready to adopt this way of treatment and when they see the results their trust automatically develops.”
On facing any challenges as a practitioner
“Of course, there are a lot of challenges I have to face during the routine. Like, people come for Ayurveda treatment when they get tired after visiting a number of specialists in modern medicine. They come with big files and instead of sharing their symptoms or history, they just ask for the treatment for the particular condition as pronounced in medical terminologies or investigations, which they learn from those medicos.”
Dr. Garg feels that these challenges will remain so until people start developing the faith in their own 5,000 years old system of Ayurveda and adapt it as the first level of treatment, a task toward which Nirogstreet itself is dedicated.
On any out of the ordinary situation while treating a patient
“It was quite a surprising incident when a patient visited me to seek remedy for her back pain and he was tired with the allopathic treatment he had taken so far. She had undergone quite many investigations. and unfortunately, nothing concrete could be found in the investigations. Moreover, she had a healthy lifestyle. it was sort of puzzling for her.
I gave her local treatments for 3-4 days and some other light supplements for gastritis. But she did not get the relief as it was expected. Then I told her to take rest from treatment and start consuming 1 tsp. of Triphala ghee. She came to me absolutely pain-free after 4 days.”
Dr. Garg says that such challenges come from time-to-time when the underlying problems are a little difficult to analyze on the first day. “But then, diseases can always be tricky and that is where authenticity and experience count the most,” she heartedly adds.
On traditional medicine as an effective cure
Dr. Garg implies that traditional medicines not only cure but also eradicate the root of the ailment if started at the early stage whenever the problem onsets. She explains that the founding belief of Ayurveda is in the treatment of the cause, instead of just suppressing the symptoms of the disease, an approach common in modern medicine and med-pathies. She also tells us that it is a myth that Ayurveda treatment is time-taking.
On the future of Ayurveda and Ayush
“Ayurveda has a wide scope today and in the future as well. It is not only used as an alternate system of medicine but it is the science of life. It helps people live a healthy life. people have started choosing Ayurveda treatments because they are facing the side effects of modern and foreign therapies. If Ayurveda is practiced with dedication and passion, there will always be great results without any doubt.”
How is technology impacting the industry
Dr. Garg believes that technology has been playing a major role in traditional medicine in recent years. According to her, it has helped in the following ways:
Treatment starts beforehand, even before the patient reaches the doctor. The doctor can get all the reports through high-speed bandwidth, social media sites like Facebook or WhatsApp, etc., analyze them, and can advise the patient remotely without the need for them to be present in person every time.
This perspective syncs well with how Nirogstreet is contributing to creating an avenue for a simple and convenient interaction between the doctor and the patient.
On hobbies outside her professional life
“Ayurveda is my passion. It has become my hobby. For instance, gossiping for me means a discussion on Ayurveda to create awareness about home treatments. I do free camp in Corporates, Schools, etc. to make Ayurveda the first line of treatment, so that people can live a healthy life. I spend my leisure time trying to find out easy solutions to treat routine problems. I do free blog writing for social sites. I also try to influence people with various routine examples.”
Her message to the people on Wellbeing
“I just want to say that it is not only a system of treatment but a way of a healthy life. Try to understand your body. Every person has their own individual body type. It does not mean that if something suits me then it can suit everyone. An individual is himself/herself the best consultant for his/her own body than anyone else. Try to go with nature and lead a healthful, prosperous life.”
Great cues to good health lie in her words.
[Dr. Shallu Garg graduated in B.A.M.S. (Bachelor in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery) from the prestigious Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar (1993-1998). She has done her MD (AM) from the Indian Board of alternative medicines (Kolkata). She has worked with Medanta and several ngos. She organizes health camps, workshops, and sessions regularly.]
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