Celebration of Ayurveda Day by Consulate General of India

CG Somnath Ghosj

ayurved guests

Ranjit Singh

CHICAGO: The Consulate General of India, Chicago, organized the 7th Ayurveda Day on 21st October 2022, which attracted close to 100 Ayurveda enthusiasts from the Midwest region. Recognition of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic products as holistic approach to health was the main focus of discussion.  The event was organized as part of the events to commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

The program began with the chanting of DhanvantriStavan and lighting of lamp by the Consul General Somnath Ghosh along with Swami Ishatmananda, Vivekananda Vedanta Society and Swami Sharnanada, Chinmaya Mission.

Consul General Somnath Ghosh, who arrived just a couple of days before, said in his opening remarks that the relevance and importance of Ayurveda, which is one of the most ancient and well documented system of medicine is equally relevant in modern times.

AYURVED ATTENDENCEA distinguished panel of speakers from different parts of US Midwest included Vaidya Swati Mhaske, from Crystal Lake, a Chicago suburb; Vaidya Ashlesha Raut, President, Ayurvedic Union of Midwest from Bloomingdale,  VaidyaAsavariManvikar, Founder & lead faculty at Minnesota Institute of Ayurveda; and Vaidya PradeepaRayasam from Ann Arbor, MI.  The program was moderated by Vaidya Deepti Suri, Hinsdale in a very skillful manner. 

The gathering was also addressed by guest speakers, Swami Ishatmananda, Swami Sharanananda, Dr. Colleen Sen, Culinary Historian, Dr. Kalyani Sundar, Dr. Trupti Gokarni and Vaidya Ulka Nagarkar.  Ayurveda Union of Midwest, Art of Living (Chicago Chapter) and BAPS Swaminarayan Temple teams joined and supported the event.