Lucknow: Three school kids from Uttar Pradesh – Sudeeksha Sharma (Lucknow), Vaishnavi Mishra (Kanpur) and Ankit Yadav (Varanasi)– have been selected to be part of Dabur Chyawanprash and Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Immune India Team. The three UP kids will join 22 others from rest of India in a novel initiative to spread awareness about building stronger immunity to fight the rising incidence of flu and viruses in the country.
The selection of the 24 Immunity Ambassadors marks the culmination of the nationwide Immune India school-level awareness drive rolled out across nine states – Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Punjab, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. These 24 schoolchildren were selected from over 10 lakh kids across 820 schools India as part of the Immune India campaign held by Dabur Chyawanprash.
“Today’s fast-paced lifestyle, our errant eating habits and now Monsoons are all taking a toll on our health. The best way to prevent ourselves from a host of lifestyle diseases and recurring ailments is by building a stronger immunity. A recent national survey pointed out that 85% doctors feel that building stronger immunity is the best possible preventive measure against virus attacks. Considering this, Dabur Chyawanprash – the country’s natural choice for Immunity building – has taken up the responsibility to educate the kids and their parents on building stronger immunity,” said Mr. Suneet Yadav, Brand Head – Dabur Chyawanprash, Dabur India Ltd.
In order to further spread the message of good health and immunity across the country, Dabur Chyawanprash and its brand ambassador Mahendra Singh Dhoni have identified 24 schoolchildren who will form a team of India’s Immunity Ambassadors. “The idea of this initiative was to educate children about the need for building stronger immunity to stay healthy and thus stay ahead. The immunity ambassadors will spread the message about the need to boost immunity. The selected 24 Dabur Chyawanprash Immunity Ambassadors have got a chance to meet and interact with their icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni and learn his health secrets,” Mr. Yadav added.
The 24 winners also spent a day with their favourite cricketer MS Dhoni today, seeking tips on health management, immunity building and fighting fatigue. Addressing the kids, Mahendra Singh Dhoni said: “Being cricketers, we travel a lot and experience a lot of climate changes. If your immunity system is not strong, you tend to fall ill and suffer from ailments like cough, cold, fever etc. But if your immunity is strong, you will not suffer any of these ailments. So, it’s extremely important to build your immunity, and Dabur Chyawanprash is a good supplement to boost your body’s immunity. I am happy that these kids will take this immunity message across India.”
Addressing the media, Dr. Bhagwan Singh, Dean-Faculty Of Ayurveda, Lucknow University, said: “The world, and India in particular, is today waking up to a wide array of diseases like Swine Flu. A lot of these new-age diseases do not have any cure in the Allopathic system of medicine. In such cases, Ayurveda provides the only hope. Ayurveda has in its fold rasayanas like Chyawanprash, which offer the best prevention from such diseases by boosting your body’s immunity. While the modern sciences are searching for an answer every time a new virus/flu emerges, Chyawanprash has been offering preventive cure for ages now. Boosting immunity – your body’s internal defense system – is the best way to fight flu and viruses. Ayurveda recommends a number of herbs like Amla & Giloy to boost immunity, and Chyawanprash contains all these potent ingredients and over 40 other natural ingredients in a time-tested formulation. The other herbs used in Chyawanprash also play important role in restoration of health and improved bodily functions and help to keep us free from opportunistic infections.”