Ayurveda is a boon in this era of nuclear power, pesticides, and toxic environment: Sarbananda Sonowal

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New Delhi, Nov 10, 2023, PIB

On the occasion of the eighth Ayurveda Day, Union Ayush Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal
said that Ayurveda is like a boon in this era of nuclear power, pesticides, and a toxic
environment. With continuous efforts, the Ministry of Ayush has established more than eight
thousand wellness centers across the country. To further strengthen the service delivery of the
Ayush sector, the Ayush Grid Project was launched and arrangements were made to strengthen it.
Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year on Dhanvantari Jayanti. By organizing the event every
year, the fame of Ayurveda Day has increased across the world. The need for medicinal plant
cultivation is increasing rapidly across the world due to global expansion. This time on the
occasion of the eighth Ayurveda Day, a micro website of Ayurveda Day was created which got
the support of about twenty crore people from all over the world. In his presidential address, Shri
Sonowal said that the message of Ayurveda Day's global campaign 'Ayurveda for One Health'
and the global theme of G-20 meeting 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' have left such an indelible
impression that the whole world is watching.

Special guest of the program, Haryana Legislative Assembly Speaker Shri Gyan Chand Gupta
praised the Ministry of Ayush for celebrating Ayurveda Day on this large scale in the country and
the world and also underlined the efforts being made by the Haryana Government for the
development of Ayurveda.
Union Minister of State for Ayush, Shri Munjapara Mahendrabhai, present at the celebration of
Ayurveda Day, said that institutions like IIT, AIIMS and CSIR have joined hands with Ayush to
understand the molecular properties of Ayurvedic medicines. With the help of ISRO (Indian
Space Research Organisation), mapping of medicinal plants present across the country is being
done. Shri Munajpara said that Ayurveda is not limited to human health only but there are other
streams related to it like Vrikshayurveda, Animal Ayurveda and all these together create a healthy
Ayurveda environment. Notification of regulation of Ayurveda diet by FSSAI is a big success for
On this occasion, Secretary of the Ministry of Ayush, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said that the data
recorded in the microsite specially created for the celebration of the eighth Ayurveda Day shows
that about 20 crore people from all over the world cooperated in the month-long campaign, in a
total of 20 thousand activities. Around 17 lakh people participated. The microsite reached 102
countries and “Run for Ayurveda” was organized at 424 locations. News of these events were
published in regional and national media of about 80 countries.

Additional Chief Secretary of Haryana Dr. G. Anupama, President of All India Ayurveda
Mahasammelan, Padma Bhushan Vaidya Triguna Ji, Ayurveda Advisor of Ministry of AYUSH,
Vaidya Manoj Nesri also addressed the program. Jaideep Mishra, Financial Advisor and
Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Ministry of Ayush, Kavita Garg, Joint
Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Vaidya Jayant Devpujari, Chairman, National Council for Indian

System of Medicine and Professor Rabi Narayan, Director General, Central Council for Research
in Ayurvedic Sciences were present in the program. Acharyas and Vice Chancellors of many
Ayurvedic universities were also present.
It is noteworthy that in the National Dhanvantari Ayurveda Awards program, National
Dhanvantari Ayurveda Awards were announced for distinguished service in the field of
Ayurveda. These special honours were given to Vaidya RM Awahad, Vaidya PV Damania,
Vaidya L Mahadevan Sarma.
The two-day program of Ayurveda Day ended with the message that we have to convert the mass
message of Ayurveda into a mass movement through public participation and establish Ayurveda
on the global platform.