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19th October 2018
From Navratri to Diwali: A one-month long spiritual Yagna

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Any festival in India consists of rituals which directly or indirectly teach the society how to remain happy and healthy.

The process of the spiritual yagna in Hinduism begins from the first day of Navratri on Amavasya and ends up on Diwali, again on Amavasya.

The first 10 days of this yagna involve intense spiritual practice and the remaining 20 days entail receiving its benefits. The first nine days, called Navratri, are devoted to a process of purification and detoxification of mind, body and more

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Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) raises the curtain to the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2018
• The event promises to bring to Delhiites a host of activities, discussions, competitions, exhibitions, conclaves, and performances
• Visitors can get ready to receive their dose of health in a fun way through entertainment programmes, free checkups, and camps spread over 5 days
New Delhi, 18th October 2018: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), a national NGO working in the field of creating mass health awareness among people, is all set to open the doors to the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2018. The event uses infotainment as the mass awareness module and the theme this year will be ''Affordable Healthcare''. Dr Tusker, the friendly elephant, is the mascot for the Mela that will take place from 23rd to 27th October 2018, at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.

This year marks the Silver Jubilee of the Mela, which is one of the most visited, widely covered, and celebrated community health events in the country, and attracts over 1 lakh visitors.

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