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Homoeopathy, Alternative Medicine Systems Introduced: President

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By – Staff Reporter

Homeopathy is more cost-effective when compared to modern allopathic treatment, and has no side effects, says President Pranab Mukherjee.

Attending the sixth Dr Malati Allen Nobel Award ceremony here, he conferred the Dr Sarkar Allen Swamiji Award for lifetime achievement on Dr Shubhendu Bhattacharya, the world’s youngest MRCP Consultant Intermits, Guinness World Record holder and member of sub-committee for medicine/physiology of Nobel Foundation, Sweden.

‘Homeopathy, is an alternative medicine that helps in curing chronic illnesses.’
 The President also gave away the sixth Dr Malati Allen Nobel Awards to 16 BHMS toppers from various homeopathy colleges across the country as well as Bangladesh. On May 27, another 86 promising homoeopaths will be conferred this award in the closing function ceremony.
Mukherjee appreciated the efforts made by G.P. Sarkar, Managing Trustee, Malati Allen Charitable Trust and Sarkar Allen Mahatma Hahnemann and Swamiji Trust in spreading homoeopathy education and a system of medicine which has emerged as a powerful alternative medicine to heal a number of chronic diseases.

Citing the contribution of John Martin Honigberger, the Romanian homeopath practitioner who cured Maharaja Ranjit Singh after arriving at Lahore during 1829-30, he recalled how Honigberger introduced the name of Samuel Hahnemann and his healing art to India.

Mukherjee, in this context, also spoke about the efforts of Satish Kumar Samanta, the freedom fighter and MP from Tamluk in introducing homeopathy widely in West Bengal as an alternative way of treating ailments.

 Even in Rashtrapati Bhavan, homeopathy has been introduced as an alternative medicine for curing chronic ailments along with unani and siddha, he said.