Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of AYUSH, and Ports, Shipping and Waterways, was the Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony of AYUSH Wellness Camps organized by Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) yesterday at Sagar Manthan, Transport Bhawan, New Delhi, in the presence of Shri Vivek Bharadwaj, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India, Shri Ghanshyam Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of HCL, and other senior officers from the Ministry of Mines, Ministry of AYUSH and HCL. The camps at the Corporate Office, Kolkata, and at the five Units of HCL joined the ceremony through video conferencing.
As a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, HCL, a Central Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India., has been organizing a series of AYUSH Wellness Camps (75 in number) since March this year, to enhance the consciousness about the efficacy of AYUSH therapy in and around its units and offices. This was in line with AKAM’s theme-based campaign, “Health and Wellness”. While 21 AYUSH wellness camps were organized in Khetri Copper Complex in Rajasthan, 23 were held in Indian Copper Complex in Jharkhand, 21 in Malanjkhand Copper Project in Madhya Pradesh, 5 in Taloja Copper Project in Maharashtra, 3 in Gujarat Copper Project and 2 in Kolkata, where the Company is headquartered.
At the closing ceremony, a brochure with glimpses of the AYUSH Wellness Camps organized by HCL in the remote areas of the country was released by the Hon’ble Union Minister of AYUSH. A short film on the AYUSH Wellness camps conducted by the Company, along with video testimonials of some of the beneficiaries, was also screened before the August gathering.
Extensive campaigns were carried out by HCL, focusing on the National AYUSH Mission, to enhance the outreach of these camps. Highly skilled AYUSH practitioners were engaged to provide free consultations to the beneficiaries, addressing their health concerns. Free medicines were distributed at these Camps where the locals came down in masses.