SRINAGAR: On the occasion of the 8th National Ayurveda Day, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that the ancient wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda for the holistic well-being of all has benefitted the entire humanity.

LG Sinha was addressing a gathering on the Pran Pratishtha Ceremony of Bhagwan Dhanvantari at Government Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, Akhnoor, on Friday.

He said the theme of this year’s Ayurveda Day, ‘Ayurveda for One Health’, is aligned with the theme of India’s G20 Presidency ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.

He said the integration of Yoga, Ayurveda and other Indian Systems of Medicine into the mainstream of public health system to secure a healthy life for our citizens requires the undivided attention of doctors and other stakeholders.

“It is our collective responsibility to promote the best practices of traditional medicine systems and sensitize students, farmers and the public on Ayurveda to build a more resilient and sustainable healthcare ecosystem,” he added.

LG Sinha reiterated the commitment of the UT Administration to strengthen the preventive and holistic care infrastructure, creating a conducive environment and extending necessary support to Ayurveda Startups.

“Jammu Kashmir has the potential to lead the country as a wellness and Ayurveda hub. Efforts towards this goal can be greatly augmented with the help of Startups by young entrepreneurs and Ayurveda graduates,” the Lt Governor said.

He said the UT of J&K is bestowed with a wide range of medicinal and aromatic plants, which are valuable commodities.

We need to run a sustained campaign to make the farmers aware of the huge potential of herbs and medicinal plants so that they can harvest fruits of the new green revolution, he added.

He also assured all necessary support from the administration to augment the facilities at the Government Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital and asked the College Administration to start the PG Courses.



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