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GOPIO International Hosts Health Summit

(L-R) Amit Kucheria, Kunal Gupta, Dr. Asha Samant, Lal Motwani & Rahul Shukla (not visible), Harbachan Singh, Consul General Chakravorty, Deputy Consul General Shatrugna Sinha, Dr. Tushar Patel, Nami Kaur, Ram Gadhavi, Hitesh Bhatt, Rockland County Council Woman Aney Paul and Dr. Thomas Abraham

NEW YORK, NY— The Health Council from the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) International, in partnership with the New York Consulate General of India, hosted a full house of attendees for “A Health Summit for the Indian Diaspora” on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Consulate General of India in NY. The Summit was inaugurated by New York Consul General of India Sandeep Chakravorty and Dr. Thomas Abraham, Chairman, GOPIO International. The event concluded with an award presentation to Mr. Ashook Ramsaran, former president of GOPIO for his service to GOPIO, followed by a Networking Reception.

GOPIO Chairman Dr. Thomas Abraham, who closely worked with GOPIO Health Council team to put together the Health Summit, gave welcome speech.

Moderated by GOPIO Health Council Chair Dr. Tushar Patel, the panel of health experts included key note speaker Rahul Shukla, President/CEO of S.S. Technologies and Shukla Medical, and guest speaker Hitesh Bhatt, Founder/CTO Bhatt Foundation and CCS Technology Solutions.

Renowned speakers and specialists from the Tri-State area shared their expertise and provided practical tips on managing one’s health and wellness, especially in the prevention of heart disease and diabetes.

The health and wellness panelists included Dr. Meena Murthy, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Specialist; Dr. Shankar Iyer, Oral Health; Dr. Anurag Pande, VP Sabinsa Corp.; Dr. Ravindra Amin, Geriatric Psychiatrist; Varsha Singh, Nurse Practitioner; Binny Talati, Physical Therapist; Dr. Vasudev Makhija, past President NJ Psychiatric Association; Dr. Ketan Vaidya, Internist; Uma Swaminathan, Healing with Herbs; Jaya Jaya Myra, Natural Lifestyle Expert; Dr. Bajrang Agarwal, Co-Founder of Dockedin Telehealth; and Ruchika Lal, NY Art of Living. Panels were moderated by GOPIO International officers, namely Dr. Asha Samant, Dr. Tushar Patel, Ram Gadhavi, and Dr. Rajeev Mehta.

Insightful health and wellness topics were covered, including diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, oral health, osteoporosis, emotional health, successful aging, life style modifications, joint disorders, medication management, alternative medicine, herbal remedies, access to care via tele-health, meditation, yoga breathing to reduce stress, and wisdom to handle mind and emotions.

Grand sponsors for this summit were Sabinsa Corporation, Bhatt Foundation and S.S. White Technologies. Supporting organizations included JnJ Printing, Indian Health Camp of New Jersey and GOPIO Chapters of Central Jersey, Connecticut and New York.

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