Jammu, Nov 10: On the occasion of National Ayurveda Day, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Friday that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ancient wisdom of yoga and ayurveda for holistic well-being of all is benefiting the entire humanity.
He was attending the Pran Pratishtha Ceremony of Bhagwan Dhanvantari at Government Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Akhnoor on the city outskirts.
In his address, the Lt Governor extended his felicitations to the people on the occasion and said the theme of this year’s Ayurveda Day, ‘Ayurveda for One Health’, is aligned with the theme of India’s G20 Presidency ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.
He said the integration of yoga, Ayurveda, and other Indian systems of medicine into the mainstream public health system to secure a healthy life for our citizens requires the undivided attention of doctors and other stakeholders.
“It is our collective responsibility to promote the best practices of traditional medicine systems and sensitize students, farmers, and the public to Ayurveda to build a more resilient and sustainable healthcare ecosystem,” he added.
The Lt Governor reiterated the commitment of the UT Administration to strengthen the preventive and holistic care infrastructure, creating a conducive environment, and extend necessary support to Ayurveda startups.
“Jammu Kashmir has the potential to lead the country as a wellness and Ayurveda hub. Efforts towards this goal can be greatly augmented with the help of startups by young entrepreneurs and Ayurveda graduates,” the Lt Governor said.
He said the UT of J&K is bestowed with a wide range of medicinal and aromatic plants, which are valuable commodities.
“We need to run a sustained campaign to make farmers aware of huge potential of herbs and medicinal plants so they can harvest the fruits of the new green revolution,” he added.
He also assured all necessary support from the administration to augment the facilities at the Government Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital and asked the college administration to start the PG courses.
Dr. Ashutosh Gupta, Principal, GMC Jammu; Dr Mohan Singh, Director, AYUSH, highlighted the efforts to promote Ayurveda and Indian Systems of Medicine in Jammu Kashmir.
Bharat Bhushan, Chairman District Development Council Jammu; Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor; Ramesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Anand Jain, IGP Jammu; Sachin Kumar Vaishya, Deputy Commissioner Jammu; senior officers, faculty members, and students were present.. (UNI)