Governor Acharya Devvrat today said that people should adopt traditional Ayurveda system to live a healthy life. He was presiding over the State level function on the occasion of National Ayurveda Day and Dhanvantari Divas organized by the department of Ayurveda in association with Paprola Ayurvedic college at Rajiv Gandhi Government Post Graduate College and Hospital, Paprola in district Kangra.
He said that this year’s theme ‘Ayurveda for the prevention and control of diabetes’ was quite relevant as India was among top three diabetic centres in the world. He said Ayurveda was the traditional Indian system of medicine and is incorporated in Atharva Veda, the last of the four Vedas. He said that the Central Government’s decision, though belated, to observe October 28 as National Ayurveda Day was proof that our own traditional system of medicine had finally received a very deserving national and global attention. Keeping in view the increasing burden of existing and emerging diseases and gaps in modern medicines in dealing with the challenge along with setbacks like antibiotic resistance stress, there was need to include indigenous systems in mainstream medicine.
He said that Ayurveda had identified congenital factors and has a programme from life to death, from womb to tomb. It was the science of life and the role of medicine in the management of the disease had been limited to the minimum as it rightly identifies the importance of diet and physical activity in daily life style.
The Governor also stressed upon more research work on Ayurveda and said that more laboratories should be set up in the State. He appealed particularly the youth to avoid junk food to lead a healthy life. He also urged the department to organize camps where local Vaids should be provided a platform and separate department should be set up to identify precious medicinal plants.
He appreciated the sincere efforts of the Ayurvedic Minister Shri Karan Singh for the promotion of Ayurveda in the State.
Earlier, the Governor performed Yajna at Dhanvantri temple in the college premises. He also planted a sapling of cinemom and inaugurated De-addiction counseling Clinic at Paprola Ayurvedic Hospital which would be opened twice a week.
The Governor also inspected the OPD of the Ayurvedic Hospital and interacted with the doctors and patients. He also visited Panchkarma Center and directed the authorities to strengthen the center.
Ayurveda Minister Shri Karan Singh said that department of Ayurveda had initiated various steps for the growth of Ayurveda in the State so that more people could get the treatment facility. He added that various treatment camps were
being organized in the state from time to time through which important information and knowledge of Ayurveda treatment were being imparted to the people besides, free treatment and medicines was being provided to the patients.
He urged the officials of the department and doctors of the college to work as a team for promotion of Ayurveda in the state. He said that it due to the inspiration of the Governor that department initiated various steps to promote this traditional system of treatment. He said that the state has been blessed with immense treasure of medicinal herbs and plants which were being used in the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines.
He also thanked the Governor for inaugurating De- addiction Counseling Clinic in the campus and said that the department would provide appropriate platform for the branding of Ayurvedic products in the state.
Local MLA Shri Kishori Lal said that most of the diseases were result of our life style and added that Ayurveda could help in the prevention and treatment. He said that all should protect and adopt this reliable traditional system.
Director, Ayurveda Dr. S.K. Pruthi said that as per the direction of the Governor, Dead diction Counseling Clinic was set up in the Ayurvedic hospital, Paprola and special platform was provided to the local Vaids to exhibit their traditional system of treatment.
Principal, Rajiv Gandhi Post Graduate Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Paprola Dr. Y.K. Sharma proposed vote of thanks.
A special stall was also set up for the renowned Vaid Shri Raj Kumar on this occasion.
Chairperson, Nagar Panchayat, Baijnath-Paprola Smt.Madhu Sharma, senior officers of the district administration, teaching faculty and students of Paprola Ayurvedic College and other prominent people of the area were also present on the occasion.