A consultant cardiologist, President of Heart Care Foundation of India and the Honorary Secretary General of the Indian Medical Association, Dr. KK Aggarwal has worked extensively towards explaining Vedic medicine in a scientific manner. He has also played an active role in streamlining the procedure of handling medical negligence cases and creating guidelines that all doctors must follow through his books and writings. He is also the MD of the IJCP Group of Medical Communications through which he has contributed immensely in the field of medical scientific writing. Dr. Aggarwal also works tirelessly for the upliftment of the lower sections of the society with the basic belief that every person irrespective of their gender, caste or social standing deserves proper medical care.
Dr. Aggarwal is the recipient of three other National awards namely the Padma Shri, Dr. B C Roy National Award, and National Science Communication Award. He is also a Limca book of World Record holder for the maximum people trained in the life-saving technique of Hands only CPR.
Commenting on the occasion, Padma Shri Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal, Honorary Secretary General Indian Medical Association and the President of the Heart Care Foundation of India said, “I am honored to receive such a prestigious award from the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. Vedic Scientific knowledge incorporates science behind rituals, religion, and festivals. As per the Vedic philosophy incorporating parasympathetic breathing and exercises in one’s everyday life can reduce the disease duration, requirement of modern medicine drugs and help prevent most lifestyle disorders.”
Alloveda is a book that Dr. Aggarwal has authored on Vedic knowledge in Allopathic language. The book in Hindi, explains how Vedic knowledge can be synergistically used in modern practice. For example chanting of vowels produces interleukin 2 and chanting of nasal consonants produces delta activity in the EEG and hence all sounds with a mix of a vowel and a nasal consonant will produce mental and physical relaxation. Dr. Aggarwal also explains Adwait Ramayana in modern science language linking Mind Body and Soul concept. Hein his book emphasizes the role of parasympathetic lifestyle and breathing. Any activity, which can bring one from a sympathetic to parasympathetic mode, can help healing.
Vedic medicine is not about drugs but procedures and activities linked to mind body and soul detoxification. It talks about relaxation, meditation, parasympathetic exercises and how to detoxify the mind by practicing mindfulness exercises and cultivating positive thoughts.
This year a total of 40 awards were given by at the VishveHindi Samelan. 20 Awards were conferred to people of International eminence and 20 to the eminent people from India.