Sandu Pharmaceuticals Limited, a leading manufacturing company in Ayurveda for over 124 years performed Shri Dhanvantari Pujan on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 3pm on the occasion of Shri Dhanvantari Jayanti, the Ayurved deity and the National Ayurveda Day 2023. Leading Vaidyas- the Ayurveda practitioners were also felicitated with the awards for their exceptional contribution towards the growth and promotion of Ayurveda.
Shri Shripad Naik, Hon Minister of State, Tourism, Ports, Shipping and Waterways of India was the Chief Guest for the felicitation of the Vaidyas. Dr Sujata Kadam, Dean, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Dhargal, Goa was the guest of Honour, while Dr Mahesh Verlekar, State Licensing Authority (Ayurveda) Directorate of Food & Drugs Administration Goa and Mr. Abhishek Pravimal, Managing Director IDC, Goa was a special invitee.
The event organized on the eve of Diwali, also holds special significance as it coincides with National Ayurveda Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the time-honored science of Ayurveda. The Vaidya Felicitation function was held on November 11, 2023 in Goa. They also pledged to utilise the clinical and treatment properties of Ayurveda for mental and physical health and also persuade others around them to follow Ayurveda for their well-being.
Shri Shripad Naik said, “I am honoured to be the chief guest at this very prestigious felicitation function organised by one of the leading manufacturing companies. We all are committed for the promotion and growth of Ayurveda and its ancient legacy.”
The felicitation of the Ayurveda doctors is in honor of this significant day and in recognition of the tireless efforts of the dedicated doctors who have been instrumental in advancing the cause of Ayurveda. Dr K Nagaraja Samaga, Dr AsawariDeshpande Naik, Dr Joseph Fernandes, Dr Rohit Borcar, and Dr Sapana Sawal, are the leading doctors who were felicitated with the awards.
Dr. K. Nagaraja Samaga is a former professor from an Ayurveda medical institute and a seasoned Ayurvedic practitioner with 28 years of experience in Goa. He holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the renowned Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar (1995). Additionally, he is a Master Hypnotist in clinical hypnotherapy, having completed advanced courses in hypnotherapy modalities. Dr. Samaga’s expertise extends to Naturopathy, focusing on the harmonious balance of the body’s fundamental elements in line with the laws of nature.
Dr Asawari Deshpande Naik is committed to spreading the wisdom of Ayurveda. Dr Naik is not only a highly accomplished Ayurvedic physician but also a passionate entrepreneur. She selflessly lends her expertise to various social institutions in Ponda, including the Sanjeev Rehab Centre, Matruchaya, and Sneha Mandir, embodying the spirit of service in Ayurveda.
Dr. Joseph Fernandes is being felicitated for his outstanding contributions to the field of Ayurveda and healthcare, and for the positive impact he has made on countless lives. Dr. Fernandes is specialized in addressing lifestyle diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and insomnia underscores his commitment to improving the well-being of his patients.
Dr. Rohit Borcar’s commitment to spread the wisdom of Ayurveda is outstanding. He regularly visits countries like Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, France, Holland, Portugal, and Ireland, passionately promoting Ayurveda and Indian culture. Dr. Borcar encourages people out of India to experience the benefits of Ayurveda and Indian culture and inspire them to visit India.
Dr. Sapna Sawal completed her Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from Gomantak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya & Research Centre, Shiroda, GOA, and a Fellowship course in Panchakarma from Pune. Dr.Sawal has her specialization in areas such as Bone & Joint Disorders, Metabolic Disorders, Menstrual Disorders, and Skin Diseases.
Shri. Umesh Sandu, Managing Director, Sandu Pharmaceuticals, said, ““There are a number of Vaidyaraj engaged in the propaganda of Ayurveda. Many young doctors from the fraternity were busy treating patients and guiding them during the challenging times of Covid-19 pandemic. Our awards are an attempt to encourage them and appreciate their contribution to human beings. Sandu Pharmaceuticals has always been helping and encouraging the doctors engaged in Ayurveda by felicitating them with awards,” he said.
Over the last 124 years Sandu Pharmaceuticals has carved a niche for itself as a respected company for its authentic manufacturing practices and as a leading brand trusted in ayurveda and herbal pharmaceuticals in India. Sandu has been manufacturing quality ayurvedic products that promote Healing, Prevention and Longevity by harnessing the power of Ayurved.
Founded in 1899 and active in the field of manufacturing of the Ayurvedic medicines, Sandu Pharmaceuticals Limited is a leading player in the field. It was under the leadership of Late Bhaskarrao Sandu, the company witnessed expansion multifold. The company spread its wings outside India and reported growth by 1000% as part of his visionary leadership. Bhasakarrao Sanduwas a renowned name in the field of Ayurveda. Company has its office at Chembur and a state-of-the-art facility in Nerul in Navi Mumbai and mammoth manufacturing factory in Goa. Sandu Pharmaceuticals Limited has also been guiding and helping Ayurvedic doctors in practicing pure Ayurveda.