India is following a human centric approach to furthering global good. This human centric approach is based on a healthy balance: Welfare Well-being Wealth. In the last six years, India has undertaken among the world’s largest public welfare programmes in the world. These efforts are aimed at giving the poor a life of dignity and opportunity. From universal sanitation coverage to social welfare schemes. From smoke free kitchens to banking the unbanked. From access to technology to housing for all. India’s public welfare schemes have touched many lives. Even before the global pandemic came, our nation had increased the focus on wellness.
Our idea of wellness goes beyond merely curing a disease. There has been extensive work on preventive healthcare. India’s flagship healthcare scheme, Ayushman Bharat has more beneficiaries than the populations of America and many European nations. It is the world’s largest healthcare scheme. The prices of medicines and medical equipments have been lowered. The popularity of Yoga is known to you all. This importance to wellness is aimed at ensuring our youth stay fit. And, they do not have to deal with life-style related diseases. When the world needed medicines for COVID-19, India is proud to have sent them all over. Now, India is playing a central role in global vaccination. Our vision for wellness is as much global as it is domestic.
The world is looking at health and wellness very seriously specially after COVID-19. India has much to offer in this regard. Let us work towards making India a hub for spiritual and wellness tourism. Our Yoga and Ayurveda can contribute to a healthy planet. It is our aim to present these to the world in a language they understand.We should scientifically elaborate on their benefits and invite the world to come and rejuvenate in India. Your own Heart-fulness meditation practice is a step in that direction.