Chandigarh: With an aim to promote the art and science of healthy living and a drugless system of healing based on well-founded philosophy of Naturopathy amongst the students, Government Home Science College in association with Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development celebrated the Second Naturopathy Day on November 18, 2019 by organizing a lecture cum interactive session on the theme ‘Mahatma Gandhi and Nature Cure’.

Dr. Sukhbir Kaur Chopra, Sachtek Wellness Centre- Chandigarh, introduced the students about the concept of Naturopathy and its innumerable benefits in one’s life. She emphasized the importance of a drug-less system of medicine to prevent diseases by altering diet and lifestyle. She highlighted that it can be easily integrated with any other system of healthcare as lifestyle intervention and the necessity to promote these practices in wellness centers along with allopathic medicine so that we get the best of all systems of medicine. She made students aware of the promotive, preventive, curative as well as restorative potential of Naturopathy. She further brought into limelight the Gandhi way of promoting Naturopathy in one’s life as he was a firm believer and keen practitioner of the same. She referred to India’s ancient sacred books to the extensive use of nature’s excellent healing agents such as Air, Earth, Water, and Sun for the removal of the root cause of the diseases from the rational use of these elements available in nature. She added to the knowledge of students that Naturopathy is a non-Invasive therapy involving the use of natural materials in Its treatment based on the theories of vitality, toxemia, self-healing capacity of the body and the principles of healthy living.

Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, expressed her gratitude to the guest speaker of the day for sharing her valuable knowledge with the students and further added that Naturopathy is not only a system of treatment but a way of life which includes a system of man building in harmony with constructive principles of Nature on the physical, mental, moral and spiritual grounds.