Greetings on Gujarat Diwas (statehood day of Gujarat) - a day which always coincides with
May Day signifying the dignity of labour and recognition of the need for the protection,
promotion and asssertion of all human rights in general and the right to health in particular.
Let us all rededicate ourselves to internalize those values and commit ourselves to act in
accordance with the needed requirements for establishment of health as a widely
asserted human right.
We have to clearly visualize the righ to health as distinct from just the right to healthcare.
Effective addressing of all the socio-economic determinants of health will faciltate the same
besides taking care of many of the other socio-economic ills.
We need to pledge ourselves to committedly work for the same on this auspicios day and all
the days to come.
With best wishes,