NAFED to contribute and promote ‘International Year of the Millet’ 2023 on global scale
All-India Institute of Ayurveda announces winners of Ayush Master Chef competition after grand finale held in Gandhinagar
Halls and sessions of the three-day event, Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit (GAIIS 2022) being held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from 20-22 April, are full of enthusiastic people participating in the event.
The Ayushchef Competition grabbed special attention of visitors to promote healthy food and Ayush Aahar. A total of 30 contestants participated in the competition, who were selected out of 200 contestants across the world. Under the theme ‘Ahara for Poshan’, the AyushChef Competition had six entry categories, namely, Cereal-based preparations, Millets-based preparations, Nuts/Pulses-based preparations, Fruits/Vegetable-based preparations, Dairy product-based preparations and Fusion.
The winner was awarded a cash of Rs 1 Lakh while Rs. 75,000 and Rs 50,000 have been given to the first runner-up and the second runner-up, respectively.
Sharing her views, Prof. (Dr.) Tanuja Manoj Nesari, Director, All-India Institute of Ayurveda, said, “The Ayush Chef Competition, launched by us in association with the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune, and the Central Council for Research in Naturopathy, aims to make people aware of the nutritional value of our forgotten native ingredients and recipes by giving them a modern twist, and to assess the nutritional value of our new-age kitchen ingredients.”
The exhibition halls are also loaded with ayurvedic beauty and cosmetic products, promoting beauty through Ayush. Some of the interesting products by Green Forest, a startup by Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) Jamnagar, include natural baby soap made of milk and honey, vedic jal which works as an antacid etc. Further, they have also made the world’s first Ayurvedic Milkshake powder “ojosmriti”.