BAPS Charities hosted its inaugural Health Fair on Sunday, 7th of February 2016 at the Mayfair Cultural Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event was themed on developing a healthy mind, body and spirit. A variety of professionals covering each of those themes were invited to deliver presentations, host stalls and provide consultations and medical guidance to approximately 300 guests present.
A total of 16 stalls were made available, focusing on specialist services such as pediatrics, optometry, dentistry, chiropractry, audiology and others. In terms of physical activities, demonstrations were held on traditional Indian dance and music, karate and meditation exercises. Special guest speakers presented topics on guiding parents on important issues around child development. The topics covered were ‘developing a positive attitude’, ‘importance of child immunisation, ‘healthy diet’, and ‘benefits of meditation’.
Those present expressed their gratitude at being invited to attend the event, be it guest; speaker; volunteer or specialist and expressed a desire for this to become an annual event.