On August 10th, 2023, Bhubaneswar witnessed a remarkable event that brought together visionaries, thought leaders, and change-makers from India and around the world. The occasion was the ‘PRAYAS’ – Programme for Advancement of YOUTH & SOCIETY, a significant segment of the G20 India Summit. I had the distinct honor of participating in a panel discussion on “Holistic Living in Today’s Era” alongside several distinguished speakers.
The PRAYAS summit stands as a testament to the power of collective action and the shared commitment to shaping a brighter future for our youth and society. With its focus on advancement and progress, the event captured the essence of the G20 India Summit’s overarching goals. I was humbled to engage with prominent figures who are dedicating their efforts to propel positive change in various spheres.
The panel discussion on “Holistic Living in Today’s Era” provided a platform for profound deliberations on the multifaceted concept of holistic well-being. In a fast-paced world filled with modern challenges, the discourse centered on finding equilibrium among physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of our lives. Diverse perspectives were exchanged, and strategies for embracing holistic practices in our daily routines were shared.
Amidst the esteemed panelists, I had the privilege of contributing insights drawn from my journey in the medical field. The discussion reinforced the importance of adopting a holistic approach to health and wellness, emphasizing preventive measures and fostering a sense of balance that extends beyond mere physical well-being.
Recognizing Excellence: Award for Medical Science (Dr. Shovan Kumar Rath- Pain Free Odisha):
One of the most gratifying moments during the PRAYAS Summit was the acknowledgment of our dedicated efforts at Pain Free Odisha, located within the Health Village Hospital. Since 2010, we have been striving to enhance the quality of life for the people of Odisha through innovative interventional techniques for pain relief.
The recognition of Excellence in the field of Medical Science underscores the significance of our mission and fuels our commitment to alleviating suffering and promoting well-being. We are deeply grateful to Priyadarshi Mishra, Dr. Rosalin Patasani Mishra, Dr. Amrit Pattojoshi, and the Prayas NGO for extending this prestigious honor.