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Ayurveda creates interest at Lambeau health camp
To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the Tobago-India Multicultural Association (TIMA) with the help of Indian doctors, some of whom are members of the Forum of Indian Nationals of T&T (FINTT) recently organised a health camp in Lambeau.
President of TIMA Pearl Chin was complimented for putting all her efforts in making the health camp, the first of its kind in Tobago, a success. High Commissioner Sri Malay Mishra visited and stayed throughout. Over ten doctors from various districts attended the camp and rendered their services voluntarily.
Besides the doctors, there were pathologists, paramedics, nurses and other volunteers who joined together in bringing the health camp to fruition. More than 100 people from Lambeau and nearby areas attended the camp and received free medical services. The doctors also gave presentations on various aspects of healthcare during the camp.
The Indian expert on ayurveda, Dr Hemant Toshikhane recently occupied the first ever chair set up by Department of AYUSH of the Government of India by force of an MoU signed between the Governments of India and T&T. He gave consultations on the occasion and several people seemed to be interested and aware of ayurveda and wished to take benefits out of the traditional medicinal system.
Swami Vivekananda’s biggest contribution to the society was social service. Besides his tremendous strides in spirituality, he believed in serving the basic needs of human beings. He directed the Ramakrishna Mission and Sangh, both set up under his leadership, to provide education, healthcare, community development, disaster management etc. in India and overseas.
The 150th birth anniversary celebrations from January 10 to 15 was deemed a big success and thanks went out to all who provided support and co-operated with the high commission including various youth and educational organisations. The health camp was meant to bring the motto of Vivekananda life close to the people of Tobago.