The Servants of the People Society was founded by Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai and inaugurated at Lahore in 1921 by Gandhiji. It is a life order. Only those who donate their whole life to the service of the people of the country can become its members. It had illustrious Life Members like Purushottamdas Tandon. Balvantray Mehta and Lal Bahadur Shastri, the Prime Minister of India. 1964-66. With its headquarters at Delhi, the Society is dedicated to the service of the people in more than 16 States.
Looking at the resources of the country in money and manpower, it was considered that the objective of "Health for All by 2000 AD" could not be achieved without popularising Nature Cure and Yoga and without involving children at the school level. A Nature Cure and Yoga Health Centre was started in Delhi in October 1983. This centre has made lot of progress and has become extremely popular. One of the objectives of the centre is to publish books on this subject. Our first book is English, to serve as a basic primer on the subject, was published in 1988. This book "Back to Nature for HEALTHY LIVING" was released by Shri Rajiv Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, on 23rd August 1988. That book is now in its sixth edition. Food therapy is the most important part of health culture, so a new 264 page book on "Food therapy is the most important part of health culture, so a new 264 page book on "Food therapy is the most important part of health culture, so a new 264 page book on "Food for Health" was published in July 1991, It is a unique book on nutrition. It deals extensively with all aspects of some of the most important food items. It also deals with food as preventive medicine for various body conditions. Next came booklets dealing with nature cure of diseases of High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Asthma, Arthritis and for some women’s conditions. A book on Healthy Aging came out in October 1995. Govt. of India on 16.10.95. It was followed by a book on EXERCISE as indicated by experts in early 1996.
The children make the future of the country. For a healthy nation we must start with the health of the children and involve them in this behalf through their schools. A " School Health Manual" was brought out for that purpose in October 1996.
Publishing of the above mentioned books left out the special handling of the subject of raising of healthy children only. This book deals with that subject and is addressed to the mothers. It has been complied from the scientific data available on this subject in a way that persuades them to join in the mainstream of healthy living and healthy raising.
This book has been complied by Shri A P Dewan who is a retired I.A.S. Officer and who had been with the World Food Programme of UN/FAO for more than 14 years. He is now the Chairman of our Nature Cure Centre and has been nominated as a member of the Governing Body of the National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune, by Government of India. Nobody other than our charitable society has financial interest in this book.
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