Srinagar, September 15: On Friday, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha wrote to the Union Ministry of AYUSH, requesting that they build an Ayurvedic College and Hospital in the Kashmir region.
An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that inaugurating the three-day Ayurveda Parv, organised by Akhil Bhartiya Ayurveda Mahasammelan Trust, Ministry of AYUSH andDirectorate of AYUSH-J&K, at the Government Dental College in Srinagar, the LG appreciated the endeavour to promote holistic principles and best practices of Ayurveda in J&K and the country.
“It will sensitise the people about the strength and potential of Ayurveda for healthy living and extend the benefits of Ayurveda to society,” he added. “It will also extend the benefits of Ayurveda to the environment.”
According to Sinha, Ayurveda has gained popularity all over the globe, and now, people all over the world are adopting practises from Ayurveda in order to satisfy the changing healthcare demands of people for the welfare of the body, mind, and spirit as well as the treatment of a variety of ailments.
He issued a call to action to those involved in Ayurveda as well as policymakers, imploring them to collaborate in order to popularise this ancient medical system as the primary method of treatment for lifestyle disorders, as well as for preventative care and to strengthen the immune system.
“I am hopeful that this platform of Ayurveda Parv will also draw a roadmap to further strengthen the health architecture of J&K and provide valuable suggestions for more resilient, equitable, sustainable, and inclusive health system for the wellbeing of all of our citizens,” the LG added.
During the opening session, he discussed the primary efforts being made by the government to advance preventative and holistic care in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Sinha, the Government Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital in Akhnoor, the Government Unani Medical College and Hospital in Ganderbal, the AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres across J&K, the upcoming Government Homoeopathic College and Hospital in Kathua, and the integrated AYUSH hospitals in various districts are all a testimony to the government’s commitment to strengthening the infrastructure for the traditional medicine system in J&K.
In addition to this, he demanded that the procedure for upgrading 115 AYUSH dispensaries be sped up and that funding be made available for the Institute of High Altitude in Bhaderwah.
Exhibitions, scientific seminars, medical check-up camps, distribution of medications, and display of medicinal plants are only few of the events that are included in the Ayurveda Parv.
Padma Bhushan Vaidya Devinder Triguna is the current President of the All India Ayurveda Congress, and Padma Bhushan Vaidya Devinder Triguna is the current Secretary of AYUSH. Shri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha; Advisor, Ayurveda, Union Ministry of AYUSH, Manoj Nesari; Chairman NCISM, Vaidya Jayant Deo Pujari; President of Board of Ethics and Registration for Indian System of Medicine, Vaidya Rakesh Sharma; General Secretary, Akhil Bhartiya Ayurveda Mahasammelan, Vaidya S N Pandey; and MD and CEO, Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd, Ranjeet Puranik were present on the occasion.
Others who were there were the Advisor to the LG, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar; the Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Bhupinder Kumar; and the Director of AYUSH for J&K, Mohan Singh.