Ayush Ministry releases Rs 260 Cr to expand infrastructure of NIA at Panchkula

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National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur celebrates National Ayurveda Day 2021 on 2 November

The National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur commemorated 6th National Ayurveda Day by hosting a two-day event to encourage the Ayurvedic principles of wellness and healing in alignment with the theme, ‘Ayurveda for Poshan’. 

Speaking as the chief guest of the programme, Union Minister of AYUSH, Sarbanand Sonowal announced release of Rs 260 crores for expanding the infrastructure of NIA’s satellite centre of Panchkula, Himachal Pradesh.

Sarbanand Sonowal, Union Minister of Ayush, Ports, Shipping & Waterways said on the occasion, “There is an urgent need to raise awareness about the strength of Ayurveda treatment as India has a rich resource for plant-based medicines along with an ancient glorious history of practicing Ayurveda Shashtra. Considering the tremendous achievements of NIA, Ministry of Ayush has decided to expand the infrastructure of NIA at Panchkula and Rs 260 crores have been released to NIA and it is hoped that NIA will glorify the practice of Ayurveda globally.”

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush said, “Centre of Excellences under AYUSH has been doing path breaking work. The importance of same has been reflected across the country with inclusion of Ayurveda as part of Biology subject in JNU also. We also witnessed the release of important documents and films. We are committed to our mission in establishing Ayurveda as one of the most reliable and effective form of treatments in the area of treating non-communicable diseases as well.”

The event saw the release of Ayurveda Swasthya Samiksha, a handbook containing daily routines; Ayurveda for Poshan, a booklet; NIA Nutri Cookies suitable for children and adults; digitised versions of three rare publications.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Mahavir Jaipuriya Hospital and National Institute of Ayurveda for research in patient care. The event was also attended by students of Ayurveda from 15 countries.

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