Date:- 27.11.10To,EditorSir,Kindly give publicity to the following press note regarding beginning of famous organizationArogya Sena ( Health Army ) in Gujarat.Sincerely Yours,Mr Mahendra Waghela, Co ordinator, Arogya Sena Gujarat branch, 09825000263National Chief of Arogya Sena Dr.Abhijit Vaidya to inaugurate Gujarat statebranch of Arogya Sena at Ahmedabad on 5th December 2010Arogya Sena is one of the most leading organizations in our country working in thefield of Disaster management, medical relief and health rights. Arogya Sena wasfounded by renowned cardiologist, social activist and socialist thinker Dr.AbhijitVaidya in 1995. The organization has 14,000 trained volunteers, mainly youthsacross 5 states of India viz. Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Jammu-Kashmir andBihar. Arogya Sena has given free treatment to approximately 41,000 patients anddistributed free medicines worth Rs 55 lacs during various natural disasters. Apartfrom this the organization fights for the health rights of our people. By the wordhealth rights, Arogya Sena means public, social and political health rights. The latestbattle which Aroyga Sena is fighting is against spurious milk and Khoya rackets.Since Aroyga Sena does not accept any government or foreign funding is not aNGO. It is a movement for social change. It is a forum for dynamic and dedicatedyouths of our country who genuinely want to serve our nation and wish to wedge abattle against injustice, in equality, poverty, corruption, fundamentalism, caste basedpolitics, violence and terrorism within the frame work of Indian constitution anddemocracy.Arogya Sena is now starting a state branch of Gujarat on Sunday, 5th Dec.2010 in theesteemed presence of the founder national chief Dr.Abhijit Vaidya. Dr.Vaidya willarrive at Ahmedabad on 5th Dec. morning along with two central committeemembers Mr. Laxmikant Mundada and Prof. Pramod Dalvi. The programme will beheld at M.G. Science Institute ( Theater 5 ), Navrangpura, Ahmedabad and willbegin at 9.30 a.m. with registration, followed by training ( short crash course ) in‘Disaster Management, medical relief work and fight for public, social and politicalhealth rights’ which will begin at 10.30a.m.
The training will be personally delivered by Dr. Vaidya himself who has trainedaround 14000 volunteers across India with the help of around 250 audio visuals. Thetraining deals with various topics like disaster management concept, preparations forvarious disasters, examination of victims and their care, mass casualty incidence,triage, nuclear, chemical, biological war, concept of public, social and politicalhealth along with actual work experiences. The inaugural function will begin at1.30p.m. The branch will be inaugurated at the hands of Dr. Vaidya and all theparticipants will be given a certificate, a badge of Arogya Sena and the pledge. Thistraining is ‘free’ and is given only to those who become members of Aroyga Senaand wish to work for the organization. There is no membership fee either. Tobecome members, wishful can visit the official website of Arogya Senawww.arogyasena.org and contact co coordinator for Gujarat state branch, Mr.Mahendra Waghela (09825000263 ) who is instrumental in bringing Arogya Sena toGujarat. An ad hoc committee for the new state branch will be declared on the sameday. This new committee would be responsible for further trainings of youths acrossthe state, undertaking immediate medical relief work after any disaster and become awatch dog for failing public, social and political health.