Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
7th September 2019

Dr Ketan Desai delivered the "Taro Takemi Memorial Oration" at the 34th CMAAO General Assembly of CMAAO in Goa. Here are excerpts from the Oration.

The Path to Wellness

Dr Ketan Desai

"Ladies and Gentleman

It gives me immense pleasure to record my committed sense of appreciation for the Indian Medical Association and its office bearers who have taken this historically notable initiative of organizing the 34th CMAAO General Assembly and 55th Council Meeting in the midst of the scenic beauty of Goa, which is bound to the memorable by all yardsticks.

I also consider it a privilege conferred on me to deliver this prestigious oration on a theme which is very apt, timely, relevant and of vital and significant need in the context of contemporary and long term challenges that the health systems in vogue across the Globe are plagued by...read more

Mera Bharat Mahan 23: Self-Manifest

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Swayambhu or ???????? (Sanskrit "self-manifested", "self-existing") means "that is created by its own accord". In Sikh prayer, it is called Ajuni Saibham. In Tibetan, this word appears as "Rangjung".

The word Swayambhu is used to describe a self-manifested image of a deity, otr ku (Tibetan) which was not made by human hands, but instead is naturally arisen, or generated by nature.

The word etymology of swayambhu is 'Svayam' (??????) which means 'self' or 'on its own' and 'bhu' (??) which means 'to take birth' or 'arising'. The idol of Venkateshwara at Tirumala is one such example....read more

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IDEJ Update

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