On Saturday 15 November 2008 a Health Expo was organized by BAPS Charities at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Health Expo was inaugurated with the recital prayers followed by a welcome address by Sadhu Jnanpurusdas. He mentioned that BAPS Charities is a worldwide humanitarian organization that serves the community at large.

He thanked the medical fraternity for offering their services at this event, as well as the exhibitors: Diabetes Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, Allergy Auckland and the Heart Foundation. These organizations had set up their stalls to provide useful information and advice on basic medical awareness. There were also experts who gave advice on physiotherapy, alternative health, diabetes risk assessment, blood pressure, BMI test and dental care.

Medical doctors and consultants were also on hand to give their experienced guidance on some of the most important aspects of health. The services were provided free of charge.

As part of the expo, seminars were also arranged on the following topics:

* Understanding ayurvedic medicine
* Women’s health – breast screening, cervical screening
* Preventing heart disease
* Diet and diabetes
* Kid’s health
* Depth and diversity of physiotherapy

Exhibitions on anti-addiction and BAPS herbal medicines were set up to help people understand the importance of preventive care.

Over 450 people benefited from this Health Expo.

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