A MoU was signed between Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Tribal Affairs to collaborate in Ayush sector

Ministry of Ayush “I support Ayurveda” campaign got support from more than 1.7 crore people

The 7th Ayurveda Day was celebrated on a magnificent scale in India and at international level. This year’s 7th Ayurveda Day was celebrated with the theme “Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda” so as to propagate benefits of Ayurveda to larger and grass root community. The six-week long celebration saw huge participation from across the country, more than 5000 events were organized by Ministry of Ayush institutes/councils with support of more than 26 ministries of Government of India and Ministry of External Affairs India missions and embassies.

The dignitaries present at the event included Shri Arjun Munda, Hon’ble Minister of Tribal Affairs; Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon’ble Minister of Ayush; Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Hon’ble Minister of State of External Affairs & Culture; Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai, Hon’ble MoS Ayush; Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, MoA; Shri Anil Kumar Jha, Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Shri Pramod Kumar Pathak, Special Secretary, MoA, and Prof. (Dr.) Tanuja Manoj Nesari, Director, AIIA, along with representative of foreign embassies and WHO-SEARO.

Chief Guest of the event, Shri Arjun Munda said: ”Ayurveda is India’s ancient tradition and wealth. Ayurveda can be nurtured in association with the people living in the forests. Ayurveda is the only medical science that talks about prevention of disease, not treatment after getting sick.”

On the occasion, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal said: “The objective of ‘Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda’ campaign is to take Ayurveda and its potential to the masses. Ayurveda is now known globally and this is because of the continuous and untiring efforts of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Ayurveda is a science of prevention of disease. It’s ancient knowledge and we are doing some impressive research work in the Ayush sector.”

Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai said: “We have accelerated the Ayush system of health in the country, Ayurveda is now recognized in 30 countries. The current turnover of Ayush is $18.1 billion.”

Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi said: “It’s time to appreciate the science of our ancestors. A science which is more than 5000 years old is celebrated on the occasion of Ayurveda day in the supervision of our Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi. He always promoted the science of Ayurveda and in last few years it has reached to its peak.”

Prof. (Dr.) Tanuja Manoj Nesari said: “I support Ayurveda” campaign got enormous support from all, as more than 1.7 crore people participated. More than 56 lakh people participated in various programs based on Ayurveda Day 2022 in last 6-week long program.”

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Tribal Affairs to explore the areas of collaboration, convergence and synergy between both the Ministries for Tribal Development while preserving the tribal culture heritage through evidence-based planning and capacity building.

On this occasion a book on The Ayurvedic Pharmacopia of India, The Ayurvedic formulary of India was released. To create awareness about the health benefits of medicinal plants, a species-specific national campaign on Ashwagandha – A health promoter was launched by the Ministry of Ayush. The first prize winners of five short video competitions were felicitated by the Union Minister of Ayush and other dignitaries.