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  • The Indian Postal Department has issued a postage stamp on Dr S D Chopdar, former chairman of Rajasthan Aushdhalaya Pvt Ltd (RAPL Group)

    Published on October 7, 2022

    Dr. S.D. Chopdar’s dedication to the country’s interests has added his name to the list of great personalities in India, courtesy of the Government of India

    In the year 1952, Dr. Salaudin Chopdar, a young medical entrepreneur, came upon the novel idea of starting De-Addiction canters for all types of substance abuse in the country with the sole aim of making this country addiction free, thus being a part of the mission to save millions of lives wasted by alcohol and drug abuse. The most interesting part of this mission was to cure the addict of his addiction without his knowledge by taking the help of his family members and, as a result, the addict was spared rehabilitation procedures. This mission and its implementation by Dr. S.D. Chopdar was on a countrywide scale, and millions of people benefited from this campaign besides earning the blessings of their families. Initially, this was done with the help of government agencies and social workers of the likes of Shri Anna Hazare in even the most remote corners of the country.

    Dr. Salaudin Chopdar, Ex-Chairman of Rajasthan Aushdhalaya Pvt. Ltd (RAPL Group), was born in a small village by the name of Jhunjunu in the Rajasthan State of India, created a professional team of medical experts, and did extensive research-oriented work in the medical field, which resulted in the creation of hundreds of highly effective herbal formulations for various diseases, and was a pioneer in the field of de-addiction. Dr. S.D. Chopdar left a void in the field of Ayurveda with his untimely death in September 2020, which created quite a flutter in the country among the people who knew him and his unflinching social work. Considering this painstakingly done research-oriented work and the philanthropic thought process, the Indian Postal Department issued a postage stamp in the year 2021 to commemorate his first death anniversary. The Government of India thus added the name of Dr. Salaudin Chopdar to the list of great personalities. Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Bhagat Singh, and Subhash Chandra Boss were revered for their work in the field of Ayurveda, which speaks volumes about their work in the field of Ayurveda.

    Dr. Salaudin Chopdar was always willing to do everything in the interest of the country and established Rajasthan Aushdhalaya Pvt. Ltd. and took a pledge to help mankind throughout Ji Maharaj’s life and also to make his future generation continue with the noble work.

    This postage stamp was released by the Minister of State Government and Rajya Sabha members of India.

    The Stamp Release ceremony was a grand event held at Jhunjunu in Rajasthan State and was attended by the elite and well-known names in political as well as social circles, which included former Rajya Sabha MP of Rajasthan, Ashk All Tank, Advisor to the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, MLA Dr. Jitendra Singh, Chairman of Rajasthan Government Minorities Commission Rafiq Khan, Jhunjhunu District Collector Umardeen Khan, Rajasthan State Haj Committee Chairman Amin Kagzi, Rajasthan Women Commission Chairman, and Minister of State Rehana. Riyaz Chishti, J.P. Chandeliyan, former MLA Shravan Kumar, Harlal Saini, Dr. SD Chopdar Foundation Director Dr. Sattar Dewan Chopdar, MD Chopdar, Mahant Omnath Maharaj of Chanchalnathji Mound, AijazNabi, Kamruddin Shah Dargah and graced by Dadudwara Panth Arjun Das Ji Maharaj.

    While interacting with various platforms, Mr. Salim Diwan, (Managing Director of Rajasthan Aushadhalaya Pvt. Ltd.), the illustrious son of Dr. S.D. Chopdar, stated that the Indian Postal Department, which represents the Government of India, has immortalised Dr. S.D. Chopdar by issuing the postage stamp, which itself is a great achievement on its own, During these interactions, Mr. Salim Diwan also mentions that this well-intended and designed campaign by his philanthropic father, termed “Drug-Free India” and “Disease-Free India”, will be carried forward with the same fervour and gusto in the years to come and will be a never-ending process till this evil practice is weeded out of this country.

    Further, Mr. Salim Diwan also stated that the habit of consuming harmful and addictive substances is contagiously prevalent in today’s society and is becoming fatal by the day, wreaking havoc in the lives of millions of addicts, resulting in the death of young lives and the consequent suffering of shattered families left behind. RAPL Group has taken a pledge to give a new life to these youths dying due to drug and alcohol addiction across the country through Ayurveda. RAPL has been organizing thousands of free medical camps across the country every year with the help of close to 65,000 doctors who are associated with RAPL across the length and breadth of the country under the guidance and leadership of Mr. Salim Diwan, whose vision is to carry forward the legacy of his father, the Late Shri S.D. Chopdar. The country wishes him well and has the blessings of millions of families who have benefited from this noble work.

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