Inaugurating a two days workshop on Stress Management and “how to be happy and healthy”, Sh. Rakesh Mehta, State Election Commissioner, Delhi & Chandigarh said that “hostility, aggressive behavior and anger” are the new risk factors for heart diseases. One should learn to manage anger.

Padmashri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of Indi a, said that out of 100% of happiness, 90% is in one’s hands. 50% of it depends upon our past experiences which one can reinvent and 40% on the choices we make. Only 10% is circumstantial and not in our hands.

BK Sister Asha, Director ORC said that the only way to be happy is to consider oneself not as human body but as a pure soul. The word ‘human being’ consists of ‘human’ and ‘being’ and one often forgets that ‘being’.

BK Sister Geeta, Director ORC said that one of the ways of acquiring happiness is to indulge in non-violent communication and behaviour.

BK Sister Sapna, Senior Rajyoga said that whenever we need somebody, we should offer a non-materialistic gift like appreciation, prayer or smile.

Dr. Harish Gupta, President, DMA said that doctors should practice what they preach and make sure that they remain happy and healthy too.

Other organizations which participated in the event were IMA New Delhi Branch, IMA Janak Puri Branch, IMA North Zone Branch and IMA South Delhi Branch.

Observe cereal fast 80 days a year

Talking to a gathering of 500 health professional, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India, said that potbelly obesity is the new epidemic of the society, which is linked to diabetes, high blood pressure and heart blockages. The main culprit is eating carbohydrates in general and in particular refined carbohydrates, everyday. Our Vedic science advocates that one should observe 80 fasts in a year and these should involve not eating cereals. Over a period of time, we have stopped observing fasts and have shifted from carbohydrates to refined carbohydrate–based cereals.

Dr. Aggarwal further said that the ancient Friday’s Santoshi Mata Ka Vrat was meant for child bearing women so that they do not end up with anemia and protein deficiency. The vrat or fast involves eating Gur and Chana in a fasting state. Iron is better observed in fasting state. People have stopped observing Santoshi Mata Ka Vrat and also have stopped eating Gur and chana leading to anemia epidemic in the society.

Dr. Aggarwal further said that Vedic science has been advocating that one month in a year one should sunbathe near the river, which should involve exposing the body before the sun before 10 am or after 4pm. Not observing these principles of nature has lead to epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency in the society.

Dr. Aggarwal was speaking at a workshop on “How to be happy and healthy’ being organized by Heart Care Foundation of India with Bramkumaris at Pataudi Road, Manesar.

BK Sister Asha, Director ORC said that one of the principles of being happy is to observe non–violent communication involving three Cs – Do not condemn! Do not complain! and Do not criticize!

BK Sister Geeta, Director ORC said that if it is not possible to change the situation, one should change his interpretation to that situation.

BK Sister Sapna, Senior Rajyoga said that after the age of 25, one cannot change an adult, one should change oneself.

BK Brij Mohan, Secretary General said that by being happy, it is possible to regress heart blockages.