The month of September is being observed as the "Poshan Maas". Various events are being celebrated to mark the month with an aim to eradicate malnutrition from the nation. Several initiatives were being taken by the Women and Child Development Ministry in association with NITI Aayog, which is being supported by 18 other government organizations.
Union Minister of AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal on September Monday visited the Central Ayurveda Research Institute and the Regional Research Institute for Homeopathy in Guwahati. During the interactive session with the staff and researchers at the institutes, Sonowal laid emphasis on the importance of medicinal plants and their value in day-to-day life. He also took a tour of the medicinal plant garden at the campus.
While addressing the audience, Sonowal said that the AYUSH Ministry is trying its level best to popularize the system of traditional medicine in the world.
While addressing the audience, Sonowal said that the AYUSH Ministry is trying its level best to popularize the system of traditional medicine in the world.He added that Assam and the entire Northeastern state have more than 1700 medicinal plants and urges the researchers to explore these gifts of nature.
Earlier this month, the All India Institute of Ayurveda, where Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani emphasized that it was necessary to educate the masses about the power of ancient Ayurveda. It was also discussed how Ayurveda can be utilized to meet nutritional requirements.
Speaking on the importance of nutrition, a city-based Ayurvedic doctor, Samriti Das said, "A good and balanced diet with all the necessary nutrients are very important to help the body fight against all the diseases".