7th November 2019, was a historic day in the field of the Indian system of holistic healing and healthy lifestyle, with the launch of the world’s first event which span the wellness universe and includes Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy – Ayuryog Expo 2019 was opened at the Indian Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida. This mega initiative has been taken for the first time in the country to bring all Yogis, Gurus, experts and eminent personalities connected to Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy under the stewardship of Padma Shri Dr H R Nagendra, President of VYASA and the Indian Yoga Association. It was rare indeed to have such a vast pantheon of personalities who all have a stake in the Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy fields. From general sessions held by Yogrishi Swami Ramdev Ji Maharaj and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, to more specific scientific sessions for practitioners and students of the field, AyurYog 2019 covered it all, according to Mr Rakesh Kumar, Chairman, IEML. Four plenary and technical sessions spread over the days will have speakers expounding on their topic of specialization.
The crescendo of the event was two very special gatherings, one by Yogrishi Swami Ramdev Ji Maharaj and the other by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar which explore the limits of Yogic sciences, he stressed. Stalwarts from the Ayurveda and Yoga universe together at the press conference called on November 6, at the Press Club of India in New Delhi, to announce the launch of AYURYOG EXPO 2019 which starts on November 7 and continued till November 10, 2019 at the India Expo Mart and Centre at Greater Noida. Rakesh Kumar, Chairman, IEML and Director General, EPCH in his opening statements spoke of his immense pride in bringing to the nation an event of the level of AYURYOG EXPO 2019.
“The four-day event will cover the entire field of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, a first in India. We have a galaxy of names who will ensure that AYURYOG EXPO 2019 will meet the needs of all who wish to attain wellbeing and health.
He said before handing over the mike to the others sharing the dias with him. Dr. HR Nagendra, President, Indian Yoga Association and Chairman AYURYOG EXPO, Steering Committee said on the occasion, “AYURYOG EXPO 2019, a mega initiative has been taken in the country for the first time to bring all yogis, gurus, experts and eminent personalities, related to Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy.
“While one side of the event sees gurus and yogis likes Yogrishi Ramdev Maharaj, Swami Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja, Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Sri Swami Maheshwarananda Puri, on the other we have scientific sessions led by the likes of Dr Lorenzo Cohen and Dr Sat Bir Singh Khalsa. This is to highlight that Yoga and Ayurveda is not merely a mumbo jumbo science but evidence based and science-based”.
Padmabhushan Vidhya Devendra Triguna, President of All India Ayurvedic Congress said, “I am happy to see a ‘sangam’ of Yog and Ayurveda in an event of such a massive scale. We have to send out a message that India has been able to establish Yoga in Europe in the late 70s, it was still nascent. Today lakhs of people follow the system and there are thousands of Ayurveda practitioners. I believe this will send out a positive message of health and wellbeing globally”. Lastly, Shri Satyendra Mehra, Group Director, NuernbergMesse India said, “BIOFACH is a part of the world family of international events organised in Germany, Japan, Thailand, China and Brazil. After completing ten editions, we are very happy the 11th edition at the India Exposition Mart concurrently with AYURYOG EXPO 2019. The synergy of two events is fantastic”.
Ayuryog Expo 2019 was being held concurrently with BIOFACH INDIA, the country’s largest and most focused events for organic products which aim to provide the perfect business platform to organic stakeholders, retailers, exporters /importers, government boards, state pavilions, certification bodies, consultants and associations from India and all over the world to congregate for networking. The last edition of BIOFACH INDIA saw over 6000 trade visitors and consumers and over 200 brands participating. The show attracts a wide array of products on display covering verticals such as food, beverages, spices, natural care and wellness and textiles. BIOFACH INDIA was organised by NuernbergMesse India in cooperation with APEDA.