Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said Ayurveda has gained global popularity and the world is adopting its techniques to meet the changing health care needs of people for wellbeing.
LG said this while inaugurating the three-day Ayurveda Parv, organised by Akhil Bhartiya Ayurveda Mahasammelan Trust, Ministry of AYUSH & Directorate of AYUSH-J&K, at Dental College Srinagar on Friday.
“Ayurveda has gained global popularity and today the entire world is adopting Ayurveda techniques to meet the changing health care needs of people, for well-being of the body, mind & spirit and management of various diseases,” the Lt Governor said.
He appreciated the endeavor to promote holistic principles and best practices of Ayurveda in J&K and the country. It will sensitize the people about the strength and potential of Ayurveda for healthy living and extend the benefits of Ayurveda to society, he added.
He called upon the Ayurveda stakeholders and policymakers to work together to popularize this traditional medicine system as the mainline of treatment for lifestyle diseases, preventive care and to boost the immune system.
“I am hopeful this platform of Ayurveda Parv will also draw a roadmap to further strengthen the health architecture of Jammu Kashmir and provide valuable suggestions for a more resilient, equitable, sustainable and inclusive health system for the well-being of all our citizens,” the Lt Governor said.
He said the Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital in Akhnoor; Unani Medical College and Hospital in Ganderbal; AYUSH Health and Wellness Centers across J&K, the upcoming Homeopathic College & Hospital in Kathua and the integrated AYUSH hospitals in various districts is a testimony to our commitment to strengthen the infrastructure for traditional medicine system in the J&K.
The Lt Governor asked the Union Ministry of AYUSH for establishing an Ayurvedic College and Hospital in Kashmir.
He also called for expediting the process for upgradation of 115 AYUSH dispensaries and release of funds for the Institute of High Altitude in Bhaderwah. UNI QAB SSP