Ayush Utsav gets underway in Kashmir

The Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday launched the Ayush Utsav in Jammu and Kashmir, with an aim to enable the traditional medicinal practices to supplement modern patient care.

As part of the event, a seminar titled ‘Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare: Ayush, a Promising Recourse’ was held at the Government Unani Medical College & Hospital (GUMC) in Ganderbal, Kashmir.

The event featured the display of medicinal herbs, posters by the students as well as a video documentary by the Directorate of Ayush at the premises. A video documentary was also displayed to showcase the strengths & progress that the Ayush system of medicine has achieved in Jammu & Kashmir.

“The importance of our rich traditional medicinal practices must be optimally used for the benefit & enrichment of human lives. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there has been a concerted effort to promote the Ayush medicinal practices and supplement them with modern medicinal treatments for a holistic recovery and wellness of the people…it is a matter of great pride that the Global Centre of Traditional Medicine is coming up in Jamnagar, Gujarat. This is brilliant news for the further bolstering of the traditional medicinal practices in India as well as globally,” Sonowal said.

The minister also visited Manasbal park where he a started plantation drive within the park under the ‘Green Kashmir’ initiative.

Earlier, Dr. Mohan Singh, Director, Ayush, J&K, elaborated on the achievements of the department to make Ayush practices a household name across the union territory. AYUSH Health & Wellness Centers have been established and Yoga instructors have been engaged in all AYUSH Health & Wellness Centers for the promotion of health and Prevention of Diseases through Yoga Asanas, Dr. Singh added.


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