Sonowal highlights importance of Ayurveda in reaching SDG 3
The Union Minister ceremonially inaugurates the 25th Convocation ceremony of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth
Union AYUSH minister Sarbananda Sonowal while inaugurating the 25th convocation of Rastriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth at Vigyan Bhavan on March 11 said that India's traditional healthcare system can help the country to reach Sustainable Development Goal 3 'Health for All.' Sonowal said PM Modi envisoned Ayurveda, along with other traditional forms of medicines, towards improving human health & enrich the well being to build a healthy India."
"To realize the full potential of Ayurveda, we must continue to move forward to provide effective patient-oriented outcomes. We remain committed to promoting, propagating and providing all support to help Ayurveda move beyond its glorious past - to reach the epitome of patient care & well being. Our traditional healthcare system can help India reach SDG 3 'Health for All.' Here, also, the role of Ayurveda is immense. The vision of Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modiji is to take Ayurveda, along with other traditional forms of medicines, towards improving human health & enrich the well being to build a healthy India", said Sonowal.
In this two-day event held on March 11-12, the Certificate of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (CRAV) will be provided to 155 successful students. The next session of CRAV, called Shishyopanayanais observed on March 12.
The vision of Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modiji is to take Ayurveda, along with other traditional forms of medicines, towards improving human health & enrich the well being to build a healthy India.Every year RAV undertakes the ambitious CRAV programme which follows the traditional method of learning i.e Guru-Shishya parampara - the cornerstone of RAV. The CRAV is trying to revive this rich Indian system which has been disappearing along with the traditional Gurukuls. RAV collaborated with the Indian Institute of Technology, (IITVaranasi) to start the PhD courses in Dravyaguna, Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Samhita and Siddhanta, Shalya, Panchkarma and Kaya chikitsa.
The Ayush Minister also conferred the "Lifetime Achievement Award '' to Dr Subhash Ranade and Vaidya Tarachand Sharma for their outstanding contribution throughout their life for promotion and propagation to Ayurveda within India & abroad. The FRAV award was also given to Vaidyas who have been working in Ayurveda and providing patient care for the well being of society.
Functioning since 1991 with financial assistance from the Government of India, RAV has been notified as an "Accrediting Agency" for various courses which are not covered under any regulatory provision and this scheme was launched to promote, propagate, standardize & bring in quality education in Ayurveda. RAV conducting training programmes including Teachers' Training Programmes, Continuing Medical Education, Community Health Officers (CHO) training programmes and other activities.
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