Holistic Health.
Join the 999 challenge: yoga and meditation
Global Health has been an essential working group in past C20 summits, reflecting the healthcare issues of the day. Nothing highlighted inequities, inequalities, and the limitations of our existing healthcare systems around the globe as starkly as the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, as the focus shifts from vaccination, we intend to address how to reinforce global healthcare systems and addressing gaps made more apparent by the pandemic.The C20 Integrated Holistic Health working group will comprise seven subgroups with areas of focus that include mental health, nutrition, women’s and children’s health, elderly care, holistic health approaches, One Health, and the reduction of noncommunicable diseases.

Efforts to address these concerns should take a holistic approach that addresses the physical, emotional, environmental, and social components to health. Solutions should consider the many barriers that prevent access to health care and limit individuals’ ability to lead a healthy lifestyle. Traditional medicine systems, such as Ayurveda, can play a significant role in making holistic health an integral part of the global healthcare system. Delving into these areas of focus, the working group aims to widen the discussions on different facets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being. The discussions will bring together health professionals, educators, and leaders from across the public health landscape to formulate policies that support global health and well-being

Ways to participate in C20

Join the 999 challenge

The challenge is to practice 9 rounds of Surya Namaskar and 9 minutes of Meditation for World Peace daily for 9 days and then reflect on the impact it had on your life. The challenge highlights how yoga and meditation can have a major impact on mental health and physical well-being. Participants of the challenge have reported experiencing positive changes in their life outlooks, energy levels and overall sense of well-being. This, in turn, contributed to an atmosphere of peace within their schools and families. The goal is to reach 1 million people around the world by international yoga day, June 21st.

Share your experiences with 999

Now that you have completed your 9 days of Surya Namaskaram and prayers for world peace, we want to know about your experience! Please share your experience with the 999 challenge, let us know how it has impacted you mentally, emotionally, and physically. Your response can be written, or a video.

Chaupal C20

Each one of us influences the health of our society. The #YouAreTheLight campaign is a platform for all to share their experiences of health problems in society and suggest solutions to be included in our policy pact for the G20.


We aim to widen the discussions on different facets of sustainable development goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being with policy building meetings and a series of public webinars and awareness campaigns that will take place throughout 2023. Join us for one of our upcoming events.


AYUDH – Global Youth Wing

Vidyamritam – Children scholarships
Technology enhanced Learning: AmritaRITE, OLabs, MedSIM, AyurSIM, AVIEW, VLab
Online Education – African batch of fully funded students in Amrita’s BCA degree
AmritaJSS – Skill Development and Adult Literacy
AmritaServe – Education, Skill Development, Learning Technologies
Inclusive Education: Amrita Orphanage, Amrita Institute for Differently Abled, Amrita Speech and Hearing Improvement School (ASHIS), Village Education Centers

Working Group Coordinators

Dr. Jaideep C. Menon

Amrita Hospital

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Dr. Priya Nair

Amrita Hospital

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International Advisory Council

Andy Carmon, CNM MSN MPH

Clinton Health Access Initiative and Indigenous Health Solutions

Dr. Sarthak Das

Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance

Dr. Krish Ramachandran

Harvard Medical School

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Message from the Chair, C20 India 2023

Our Inspiration

Amma sees the whole world as a flower. Each petal represents a nation. If one petal is infested with pests, it will affect the other petals as well. The beauty of the whole flower suffers. It is the responsibility of each and every one of us to protect and nurture this flower. All living beings in creation are interdependent. The rhythm of Nature depends upon humanity. It’s necessary to maintain the rhythm of the mind and body for the sake of our health and lifespan, for the sake of humankind and Nature.
Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi ❤️

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