Minister lays foundation stone for Central Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy

Union Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of the Central Research Institute of Yoga & Naturopathy (CRIYN) along with a 100-bed Yoga & Naturopathy hospital in Dibrugarh on Sunday. The institution is aimed at bringing a synergy between traditional knowledge and modern tools of technology. 

“The Ayush movement has become a pioneering force of global wellness movement,” Mr. Sonowal said while delivering his inaugural function, “This institute will empower Assam and the whole of Northeast to drive expansion in the Ayush sector, with peripheral growth in hospitality, patient care as well as medical tourism sectors as well,”

The event was attended by Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister of Assam, who hailed Naturopathy and Yoga as the two most important verticals of Ayush which cures ailments and rejuvenates mind and body to live a healthy life.

“With the beginning of this hospital and research center on Yoga and Naturopathy, people of Assam as well as adjoining region will tremendously benefit from its many benefits,” Mr. Sarma said. 

The institution will be developed over 15 acres at an approximate investment of ₹100 crores. It will focus on the scientific validation of traditional systems of medicine and practices while functioning as a collaboration center for research in Yoga and Naturopathy. It will also serve as an incubation center for startups in the field.

The hospital will provide inpatient, outpatient, and daycare services. It will help patients to effectively manage conditions like obesity, diabetes, Autoimmune diseases, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases.

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