MY INDIA HEALTHY INDIA (MIHI)
The idea and concept of this mega project is to make the nation healthy. In India, certainly, there are remarkable achievements in some dimensions of health. As compared to the year 1947, there is almost 45% reduction in crude death rate. On other parameters of health too we have more or less reached our goals. We were successful in eradicating Smallpox. Several infective diseases have become short and less painful. It has been shown that the change in the scenario is due to the better living conditions and availability of some resources like safe drinking water, general awareness etc. but not due to the change in human behavior.
So, with this burning desire, Medical Wing of Rajyoga Education & Research Foundation, a sister concern of Brahma Kumaris, started a mega project, “MY INDIA, HEALTHY INDIA”, covering cities, towns and villages, in order to create awareness about Healthy Lifestyle through Rajyoga Meditation, Nutritional Education, Drug De-addiction programmes and so on.
It is in this context that the MY INDIA, HEALTHY INDIA CAMPAIGN is of relevance. The Medical Wing of Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation of the Vishwa Vidyalaya launched a campaign from all the four corners of the country like Guwahati, Thiruvananthanpuram, Dehradun, Bhubaneshwar, Lucknow and many other such capital cities of the states. The campaign finally culminated at Mumbai on 02.10.2009, the World Non-Violence Day covering 204 places, 1565 programmes held.
We have also got a certificate from Indian Book of Records for the longest distance health awareness campaign. The campaign covered a distance of over 20,000 KMS and ended in Mumbai. More than 3.5 lakhs of people has been benefited by this Health Awareness Campaign.
The chief objective of this campaign is to inform, educate and make people aware about their physical and mental health and the dietary needs. Inculcating in them to lead an addiction free, drug-free, tension-free healthy life was another important objective. People have been further educated during this campaign about the importance of Raja Yoga meditation as taught by Brahma Kumaris and a value-based lifestyle for absolute physical and mental health.
Our efforts to make our mother land healthy is still continuing…
MY NEPAL HEALTHY NEPAL
Medical Wing has launched the first phase of “MY NEPAL, HEALTHY NEPAL” Campaign throughout Nepal from 16.09.2010 – 05.10.2010. The launching of this campaign is held at the Academy Hall, Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Nepal, and around 1000 people were participated for the inauguration held. The Rally lasted for three weeks covering major areas of Nepal.
At the inauguration of the campaign H.E. President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, Dr. Banarsilal Sah, Dr. Sachin Parab, BK Raj Bhen center incharge, Dr Usha Kiran, Dr. Niranjana, Dr Kiran Bala and distinguished guests were honoured. Meeting with H.E. President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav at President’s Office was held during the program.
Different types of programmes were organized and conducted in various schools, colleges, hospitals and wholesalers of food products, Retired Govt. Corporate, Nepali Armies, medical colleges, General administrations, institutions etc.
The talks and programs were also conducted for VVIPs, VIPs, Health Policy Maker VIPs, doctors, police categories, Businessmen, students of schools, students of colleges, students of management schools, nursing students, Media persons, public and for others.
Special programs were conducted at Peace & Retreat Centre, at Bhaktapur, Bal Kanti Hospital, Bir Hospital, Nepal Medical College, Kathmandu Medical college, KIST Medical College, siddhi Memorial Hospital, EPS Schools Medical Institution, Sirencen Club, BP Koirala Multiple Cancer Hospital, Pathlaiya Development Committee, Dr.Yogendra Thakur Educational Academy Pvt.Ltd., Manki Hotel, Anchal (Zonal) Hospital, Nobel Medical College and Research Centre, Talk for medical students, Dryport and sub-regional Hospital, Programs were also held concerned Brahma Kumaris center.
Programs on topics like Health Campaign, Health Awareness Talk Program, Talk on Mind-Body Medicine, Lecturers on Health Awareness, Talk for students, Get together programs, Practice of Rajayoga Meditation and Tobacco and Health, Introduction of CAD and Raja Yoga Meditation and its importance, Talk on Evolution and Future of Mind-Body Medicine for Media Persons, Values in Healthcare for prevention and regression of Coronary Artery Disease, God’s Plan for Golden Age and talk on Diabetes-symptoms and Prevention, Blood Donation Camp, Senhmilan & Samman Ceremony were held in various places for various levels and categories of people.
In totality 14713 beneficiaries were participated and taken benefit on the campaign Rally My Nepal Healthy Nepal lasted for three weeks held.
Our efforts to make Nepal healthy is still continuing…
MY INDIA, ADDICTION FREE INDIA
The 21st century is witnessing a rising trend in addictions all over the world including India, as a result of higher stress due to changes in lifestyles. Alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse has emerged as a serious concern in India. The tobacco kills nearly 60,00,000 people a year world over, around 10,00,000 in India. Approximately one person dies every six seconds due to tobacco and this accounts for one in 10 adult deaths. Up to half of current users will eventually die of a tobacco-related disease. The harmful use of alcohol results in 25,00,000 deaths each year. 3,20,000 young people between the age of 15 and 29 die from alcohol-related causes, resulting in 9% of all deaths in that age group.
National launching of My India, Addiction Free India campaign was inaugurated by Ex-President Smt. Pratibha Patil at Amaravati, Maharashtra in the year 2013.
My India, Addiction Free India campaign specifically focus on children and youth, in and outside educational institutions. The campaign will start at the school level addressing adolescent groups and continue with college students. Parents/teachers will be sensitized to develop skills to understand the psychology of the youth and to help them keep away from substance abuse.
The most successful approaches in prevention of addiction involve the critical role of families, schools, and communities to build on protective factors to ensure safe and healthy childhood and adolescent years.
The campaign main objective is to create awareness and educate people about the ill-effects of alcoholism and substance abuse on the individual, the family, the workplace and society at large, to provide for the whole range of community based services for the identification, motivation, counseling, de-addiction and after care for Whole Person Recovery (WPR) of addicts, to alleviate the consequences of drug and alcohol dependence amongst the individual, the family and society at large, to facilitate research, training, documentation and collection of relevant information, to support other activities which are in consonance with the mandate of the concerned Ministries in this field.
The campaign process contains planning, implementing and analyzing. We got a three tier planning and coordination committee to monitor the campaign at central, state and district levels. The key of the campaign is our motivated, dedicated and trained long term volunteers. We also got our branches in every Tehsil in India with dedicated volunteers through which we can cater to a wide range of society and carry on follow-up activities with ease.
After the successful campaign at Amravati, we have launched this My India Addiction Free India at different states and different places in that particular states like: