Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate country's first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), modeled on the lines of AIIMS on Tuesday, which will be observed as Ayurveda Day. "Those nations who leave their heritage behind are destined to lose their identity".
He said his government was focusing on integrating the public healthcare system with ayurveda and yoga.
He said under the foreign rule, there had been attempts to ridicule and lessen the importance of Indian system of knowledge and achievements of its rishis and scientists, and after Independence too not much attention was paid to reclaim the country's rich heritage. Now, time has come for a health revolution under the aegis of Ayurved.
The newly inaugurated Institute is committed to offer un-parallel Ayurveda treatment facilities to the patients.
Patna University makes a significant contribution to nation-building says PM Modi
While addressing the event, Nitish Kumar demanded that the Patna University should be given the status of a Central University. In August, Modi along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had made an aerial survey of the flood-hit districts of Bihar.
The prime minister said there should be a ayurveda-related hospital in each district of the country, and the government is working on it. "So far, allopathic doctors and those practising traditional systems of medicine have been working in silos, however, there is a need to break that practice and encourage them to work in tandem", a senior AYUSH ministry official said. Our young men protect the country in very hard circumstances. "Yoga and Ayurveda can be very effective in removing mental stress, increasing concentration, strengthening the immune system of our soldiers". Like Panchkarma Therapist, Ayurvedic Dietician, Paralysis Analyst, Ayurveda Pharmacist, Ayurveda's full supporting chain should also be developed.
Noting that people across the world were getting attracted towards good health as well as wellness, the prime minister suggested that time was ripe for an "atmosphere of Ayurveda".
The Prime Minister urged private players to use part of their corporate social responsibility funds to help strengthen Ayurved. Swachhata - or cleanliness - is a simple mechanism of preventive healthcare. "He mentioned measures such as capping prices of stents and knee implants; and establishment of Jan Aushadhi Kendras for providing medicines at affordable prices".