Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurates NUTRI GARDEN during Poshan Maas

Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai, Minister of State for Ayush and WCD laid emphasis on Ayurveda

On the occasion of the month-long celebration of the Poshan Maas or national Nutrition Month, several programs have been conducted all over the nation. The main aim behind the observance of this month is to prepare a healthier nation by combating the issue of malnourishment. Several initiatives are being taken by the Women and Child Development Ministry in association with NITI Aayog, which is being supported by 18 other government organizations.
Inaugurating the NUTRI GARDEN at the All India Institute of Ayurveda on the occasion of Poshan Maas, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani said that it was necessary to provide the knowledge about how the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda can be effectively utilized to fulfill the nutritional requirements for one and all.
Smriti Zubin Irani was accompanied by Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai, Minister of State for Ayush and WCD, who also participated in the plantation of Shigru and Amla saplings.
Smriti Zubin Irani was accompanied by Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai, Minister of State for Ayush and WCD, who also participated in the plantation of Shigru and Amla saplings.
The initiative taken by the Indian Council of Medical Research in collaboration with the Ministry of Ayush was appreciated by the WDC Minister. At the same event, Dr Mahendrabhai highlighted the nutritional and medicinal importance of a few Ayurvedic herbs like Shigru, Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Amla, Tulshi and Haldi.
Smriti Zubin Irani at the event
Image: Smriti Zubin Irani at the event
Fit Northeast had a conversation with a city-based Ayurvedic doctor to know more about the importance of nutrition from the Ayurvedic angle. The doctor initiated the conversation by saying that every ailment has two phases. The first one is preventive and the second phase is curative. Ayurveda mainly focuses on the preventive part of every ailment or disease. 
In Ayurvedic practice, the body of the patient is prepared through procedures using natural ingredients and some indigenous practices. This improves the nourishment in the body, which in turn improves the body's immunity to receive and adapt with further treatment. The better the nourishment, the better the immunity of the body and immunity is the best thing that keeps away infections and illnesses. 
"If we ask, why mother's milk is essential for the baby we will get to know that mother's milk has all the protein content which helps in the production of lymphocytes in the babies which fights against various infections in the body. So this is an example of preventive approach which is used by Ayurveda, which means better nutrition, better immunity", said the Ayurvedic practitioner.



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