Geneva, May 26: Patanjali Ayurved chairman Acharya Balkrishna has received the 'UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award'. The honour was accorded to him at the UN headquarters in Geneva on Saturday. Balkrishna, on receiving the award, said he would like to dedicate to everyone who has strove to include yoga and ayurveda in the mainstream.
This was the first occasion when the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) felicitated renowned personalities from across the globe for contributing in the health sector. Cow Urine Can Cure Cancer Says Nagpur Institute: What Does Science Say about Bovine Therapy?
"I am humbled to receive the prestigious UNSDG Health Award to ten most influential people in Healthcare on behalf of Patanjali Group of Institutions. This award is dedicated to all who contributed to mainstream Yoga and Ayurveda at the Global Level," Balkrishna said.
Here's What He Tweeted:
I am humbled to receive the prestigious @UNSDGHealth Award to ten most influential people in Healthcare on behalf of Patanjali Group of Institutions. This award is dedicated to all who contributed to mainstream Yoga and Ayurveda at the Global Level. pic.twitter.com/FY8AYlDB29
— Acharya Balkrishna (@Ach_Balkrishna) May 26, 2019
"Yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland Acharya Balkrishna was felicitated at the UN Headquarters. For the first time UNSDG felicitated renowned people from across the world in health sector. These people have given valuable contributions in health sector, globally," said Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who heads the Patanjali Group of Companies.
"Acharya Balkrishna was invited to represent India. In context of global health, how lifestyle diseases can be treated with Yoga, Ayurveda and traditional Indian methods, Patanjali has contributed towards this. So, Acharya Balkrishna was awarded by UNSDG. We're proud," Ramdev added.