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ASSOCHAM Northern Region organizes Health, Beauty and Wellness symposium

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ASSOCHAM Northern Region organised 'Health, Beauty and Wellness symposium' at JW Marriott, Sector 35, Chandigarh
ASSOCHAM Northern Region organised 'Health, Beauty and Wellness symposium' at JW Marriott, Sector 35, Chandigarh

Chandigarh, January 19, 2024: India’s leading industry body, ASSOCHAM Northern Region successfully organized the first-ever Health, Beauty and Wellness Symposium, a ground-breaking initiative that brought together industry stakeholders to discuss trends, growth areas, innovation, and more.

The inaugural session of the symposium witnessed the presence of Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh UT, Banwarilal Purohit, who was the Chief Guest. In his address, Banwarilal Purohit talked about health consciousness, the effects of stress and benefits of yoga. He said that one should cultivate good habits for overall wellness. He also talked about the immense export potential in this industry. He underlined the importance of how research and development can advance these sectors further.

Ajay Chagti, IAS, Secretary- Health, UT Administration, Chandigarh commended ASSOCHAM, for organizing the event, recognizing the pivotal role these sectors play in shaping both physical well-being and overall quality of life. He expressed the importance of adopting a holistic approach to health and wellness, acknowledging the increasing global recognition of balanced and healthy lifestyle initiatives.

Rakesh Bhalla, Chairman, ASSOCHAM Chandigarh UT Development Council and CFO, SML Isuzu Limited; Manik Batra, Chairman, ASSOCHAM J&K UT Development Council & Director, Director, Batra Group of Companies and Drishmeet Singh Buttar, Co-Chair, ASSOCHAM Chandigarh UT Development Council & Managing Partner, Healing Super Specialty Hospital also presided over the event. The three addressed the media on the event’s side-lines and shared details of the symposium.

Rakesh Bhalla, Chairman, ASSOCHAM Chandigarh UT Development Council said, “The day-long event aimed at fostering communication across the healthcare, wellness, and beauty sectors to address upcoming concerns and shape industry policies,” said

Manik Batra, Chairman, ASSOCHAM J&K UT Development Council said, “The symposium facilitated discussions on influencing the direction of healthcare, wellness, and beauty industries and initiating a seamless global healthcare transition.”

Drishmeet Singh Buttar, Co-Chair, ASSOCHAM Chandigarh UT Development Council said, “ASSOCHAM has been organizing events in the health sector in Delhi, and due to the overwhelming requests from industry experts, the decision was made to extend these initiatives to regional platforms, with the North Region taking the lead.”

Interesting panel discussions on the following subjects – ‘The Vital Link – Nutraceuticals and their role in wellness’; ‘The Symbiosis of Health & Pharmaceuticals’ and ‘Beyond Looks: Navigating Careers in Beauty and Fitness’ were held.

An integral part of the event was the Health Beauty & Wellness Awards 2024, which aimed to celebrate, reward, and recognize outstanding contributions from the health, beauty, and wellness sectors. The awards ceremony acknowledged the achievements and contributions of notable entities such as Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences (ASCOMS) and Hospital for the category Most Promising Health Brand of the year, Bacfo Pharmaceuticals India Limited for the category Leading exporter and manufacturer of Nutraceuticals, Phenak India for the category Most promising Wellness brand of the year, Healing Hospital & Institute of Paramedical Sciences for the category North India’s Best Hospital for Knee & Spine Surgery and Torque Ayurveda for Best Nutraceuticals company of the year.