KOKRAJHAR, Aug 23: A significant free health checkup camp and public awareness program took place at the Kokrajhar Govt College complex in Kokrajhar on Wednesday, drawing a large crowd from various corners of the region eager to avail health checkup services.
More than 2500 people from diverse locations attended the health checkup event, which was organised by the Government Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Guwahati, and the government of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), with support from the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), at the Kokrajhar Government College.
The event was conducted in conjunction with the Platinum Jubilee celebration of Government Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Guwahati, aiming to foster awareness about healthy living throughout the region.
Around 100 doctors and numerous medical experts from Govt Ayurvedic College & Hospital participated in the health checkup camp, delivering their services to attendees.
Pramod Boro, the chief executive member of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), graced the event as a guest and inaugurated the free health checkup camp amidst a substantial gathering. He praised the organisers for providing essential health checkup services to those in need and suffering from various health-related conditions.
Highlighting the significance of ancient Ayurvedic medicines as a repository of holistic healing, Boro emphasised that the BTR government is dedicated to comprehensive citizen development. He expressed optimism that the program would contribute significantly to raising awareness about traditional remedies and cultivating healthy lifestyles among the citizens of the Bodoland region.
“Our ancient Ayurvedic medicines are a treasure house of holistic healing. I am glad to attend the inauguration of the ‘Mega Free Health Check-up & Public Awareness Programme,’ which aims to ensure the health of BTR citizens,” Boro added.
Dipen Boro, president of ABSU, welcomed the health checkup camp and viewed it as a commendable social initiative to promote awareness and upliftment in the health sector. He affirmed the student union’s commitment to the citizens’ well-being and creating an environment that prevents diseases in the future.
Among other prominent attendees were MLA Lawrence Islary, BTR executive member Ranendra Narzary, Prof (Dr) Pankaj Kr Barman from the department of Shalya Tantra, and organising secretary, PJCC & co-ordinator.