Rashtreeya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth to organise two-day seminar on millets

Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (RAV), an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, is organising a National Seminar on the ‘Ayurvedic concepts on usage of Millets’ in Delhi on March 16 and 17.

Millets, referred to in Ayurveda as Trina Dhanya, are a group of small seeded cereals used as human food for ages. Ayurveda refers to them as ‘food medicines’ owing to their good nutritional values, numerous health benefits and versatile environmental adaptation. 

The seminar on Trina Dhanya (Millets) has been planned to mark the declaration of 2023 as International Year of the Millet by the UN based a proposal made by India.

India is the largest producer of Millets in the world, accounting for 20% of global production and 80% of Asia's production. The country wants to position itself as a global hub for millets. 

Non-communicable diseases (NCD) have become the major cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed as well as the developing world. Many disorders that come under Santharpanajanya vyadhi, described in Ayurveda, resemble NCDs of the present era. 

According to Ayurveda, Ahara is one of the three important pillars for a healthy life. Certain changes in diet have great potential in preventing many diseases. Trina-Dhanyas (Millets), mentioned in Ayurveda, have good nutrition values and are said to be a healthier option to maintain health and wellness.

Ayurveda has a distinguished explanation of Trina Danya with their specific qualities and effects. This seminar is an attempt to increase awareness about millets and its usage according to Ayurveda concepts for the benefit of society.

The Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth is engaged in setting high standards in dissemination of knowledge of Ayurveda through its various activities, including conduct of annual seminars on topics of contemporary relevance.

The seminar on Millets would have 5 scientific sessions where research scholars and experts would present papers on different aspects of this group of cereals. 

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