Dr. Gopinathan Nair, Chairman and Managing Director of Santhigram Group of Companies Receives “Dharma Award” from AAPNA

Dr. Gopinathan Nair, Founding Chairman and Managing Director of Santhigram Group of Companies and President of Santhigram USA was presented “Dharma Award” by Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) during its 3rd international conference held at Hilton Hotel, Boston, MA on August 14, 2011. The award was conferred by the guest of honor, Yogi Shri Amritji , of Amrit Yoga Institute in the presence of over 350 Ayurvedic professionals from 35 countries. The prestigious international award was given to Dr. Gopinathan Nair, in recognition his excellence in promoting awareness of Ayurveda across the globe. AAPNA is an international organization of repute, which is tirelessly working to spread knowledge of Ayurveda worldwide, the age-old system of medicine. AAPNA is currently headed by the renowned Ayurvedic physician Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla.
Dr. Gopinathan is already the recipient of many prestigious awards for his outstanding contribution in propagating worldwide, the age-old, side-effect-free Kerala Ayurvedic and Panchakarma treatments. Over the years, his efforts has helped hundreds of people suffering from various chronic ailments worldwide. Dr Gopinathan was instrumental in establishing three Ayurvedic Hospitals in Delhi, India, “Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Hospital” ( Safdarjung Enclave in South Delhi, Paschim Vihar in West Delhi and Dwarka in South-West Delhi). These established facilities provide state of the art Ayurvedic Treatments to local and international patients, suffering from various chronic ailments since the past 15 years. Under his leadership these centers have consistently provided quality services to its clients and they are the first Ayurvedic service provider to be awarded ISO 9001:2000 quality certification in India.
Dr. Gopinathan’s special efforts have created history for Ayurveda in United States. Since the last Five years, his efforts have come a long way in establishing authentic Ayurvedic Panchakarma Centers in US, providing authentic Kerala specific Ayurvedic therapies. These therapies are famous for alleviating various chronic ailments like Spondylitis, Slip Disc / Back Ache, Arthritis, Joint Pains, Muscle pains, Sprains, Frozen Shoulder, Obesity, Migraine, Sinusitis, psychosomatic disorders due to stress & strain, depression, insomnia, skin diseases like Psoriasis, Eczema etc . These natural therapies are free of side-effects. Ayurveda, the knowledge of life and longevity, is the oldest, most comprehensive scientific discipline, a complete health care system or healing system that was preached, practiced and documented in the ancient times by omniscient sages. This knowledge was revealed to them in their spiritual pursuits. Closely associated with Indian philosophy, this system can be traced back to the Vedas, the earliest codified body of knowledge, which deals with all aspects of the universe. This ancient knowledge was then passed on to mankind around 5,000 years ago by sages and seers for the well being of mankind.
The trend towards alternative or complementary medicine particularly Ayurvedic medicine has caught up , all over the world especially in the Western countries because of its side-effect-free nature. Dr. Gopinathan Nair has converted this demand into a business opportunity. His management experience and skills have helped Santhigram Ayurvedic group to grow into a multi-national corporation today, serving the unmet needs of large population of patients with chronic ailments in India, UK and USA. In US he has already established 5 centers 1 in White Plains, new York, 3 centers in New Jersey and 1 center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Gopinathan Nair is also the President & CEO of the US Corporation and with the recognition of his services by an organization like AAPNA, will definitely give a boost to his ambitious plans for expansion around the US in the coming years.