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​Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to Inaugurate 2nd edition of India Health & Wellness Awards 2015 presented by Mother Dairy



nitinUnion Road Transport and Highways Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari will be among several central and state ministers who will participate in the 2nd edition of the India Health & Wellness Summit & Awards that will bring together policy makers and key players for a dialogue on challenges and solutions for Indian healthcare.

The 2nd edition of the India Health & Wellness Summit & Awards 2015 presented by Mother Dairy will be held on September 10, 2015 at Hotel Taj Palace in the capital. The event will also recognize and award leading achievers in the field. The IHW Summit & Awards is an initiative by, the fastest growing health and wellness information portal.

This year the IHW Summit has focused on increased participation from the government and public health departments to enable a full-fledged dialogue between multiple stakeholders in the sector. Apart from Mr. Gadkari; Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture, Tourism Dr. Mahesh Sharma; Minister Of Health & Family Welfare, Maharashtra Shri Deepak Sawant, are among key speakers from the Central and state governments.

The summit will have a dedicated session of state health ministers discussing the initiatives and healthcare conditions in their respective states.

“We took a dedicated initiative when we launched India Health & Wellness Awards last year. Encouraged with the success of our debut and the overwhelming response it got from all stakeholders, we are back in a bigger and better avatar this year. The 2015 edition of IHW Summit & Awards will see several new segments designed to make it more comprehensive, effective and outcome oriented. This year, we have also planned a ministerial session that will have Ministers of Health & Family Welfare from selected states to discuss their respective experiences and facilitate exchange of ideas,” said Mr. Kamal Narayan Omer, Director, Blue Pen Media, Organizer of IHW Summit & Awards.

“Be it doctors, service providers, policy makers, innovators or corporate, a lot of people have shown interest in participating in the event and contributing towards finding a new ground which can spawn new ideas, approaches and partnerships. We are aware of the fact that India faces myriad health challenges which can neither be resolved by focusing on just the urban elite nor be addressed by turning all attention to the under privileged. We need a balance in our approach and better public-private partnerships. We hope over the years, IHW will become a fountainhead of new ideas,” said Dr. Bobby John, Managing Director, Aequitas Consulting and Curator of the IHW Summit.

With over 20 awards in multiple categories such as healthcare delivery, innovation and lifesaving technologies, the event will follow a rigorous selection process manned by an eminent jury, including some of the biggest names from Indian healthcare companies, doctors, scientists, experts, media representatives, government sector and social leaders.

The IHW Summit & Awards 2015 is being supported by Mother Dairy, Gaudium IVF, KV Developers, EBIX Adam India, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Paras Healthcare, Global Health Advocates India, NATHEALTH, Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI), JCKRC Spa Destination Pvt. Ltd., Impact Investors Council, World Simulation Society (WSS) & Aequitas Consulting. The Outdoor Media Partner is Prabhatam Group while the Legal Partner is Trust Legal.

This year will see 20 speakers participate in six high powered sessions, 600 national and international delegates brainstorm over matters of importance in a communion of decision makers from the industry, government, non-profit-sector and all other stakeholders.

Other speakers at the conclave include Nanda Kumar, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board; Sanjiv Navangul, MD, Janssen India; Dr. T. S. Kler, Director & HOD Cardiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute; Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise; Dr. Ramakanta Panda, Vice Chairman & MD, Asian Heart Institute; Sandeep Farias, Founder & Managing Director, Elevar Equity; Dr. Manika Khanna, Founder & Managing Director, Gaudium IVF.