V-P Jagdeep Dhankhar calls for leveraging Ayurveda to promote wellness tourism

Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday called for leveraging Ayurveda to promote wellness tourism in the country. The V-P said this while inaugurating the five-day 5th Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF) at Greenfield Stadium in Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, on Friday. Describing Kerala as the most ideal place to hold a conclave like GAF, Mr Dhankhar said:

“We should leverage Ayurveda to promote wellness tourism in the country. From detoxifying in Kerala's lush greenery to practicing yoga amidst the mountains of Uttarakhand, India provides a tranquil escape for rejuvenation and relaxation. Ayurveda tourism not only promotes well-being but also contributes significantly to economic growth.”

Mr. Dhankhar noted that the COVID-19 pandemic that swept the world was a period that saw the rediscovery of Ayurveda and its larger philosophy of wellness and well-being as envisioned in ancient Indian texts.  

“Ayurveda is a beacon of hope in a world grappling with complex health challenges. Apart from curing existing ailments, Ayurveda also protects the overall health of the body. it encompasses a comprehensive approach to wellness and well-being that aligns well with the global call for a sustainable and equitable healthcare system,” said Mr. Dhankhar. 

Mr Dhankhar also hailed the Centre for its role in fostering the growth and global recognition of Ayurveda.

"The establishment of a dedicated AYUSH Ministry, the observance of National Ayurveda Day, and the integration of Ayurveda into the National Education Policy are testaments to the government's commitment to Ayurveda's advancement. This has helped to integrate Ayurveda into mainstream healthcare," - the V-P said. 

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