Guwahati: Expressing full commitment to make Ayurveda a mass movement (Jan Andolan) towards a healthy nation (Jan Arogya), the Central Ayurveda Research Institute (CARI) announced this year’s Ayurveda Day celebration theme as ‘Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda’.
Addressing the media in the city on Friday, Dinesh Baruah representing CARI, an institute under Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) under Union Ayush ministry said that Ayurveda is a national heritage and Indian culture’s rich commitment towards betterment of humanity.
“We are working towards treating all ailments with the help of our rich texts mentioned in Ayurveda. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and constant guidance from Ayush minister Sarbananda Sonowal, we remain fully committed to give power to the science of Ayurveda to become a Jan Andolan,” said Baruah.
With the support from people, this movement will result in Jan Arogya and help India become a healthy nation, stated Baruah adding that the effect of Ayurveda in enhancing the quality of life in contemporary times is significant. Talking about the non communicable diseases surfacing due to the sedentary lifestyle, he asserted that the Ayush Aahar can become a boon for everyone’s well-being.
“The well balanced diet with all nutrients in the Ayush Aahar is designed to help the people to skirt through the ill effects of NCDs. We must reap the full benefit of this wonderful opportunity in terms of Aayush Aahar,” added Baruah.
Research officer Devanjal Bora spoke about the varieties of medicinal plants grown in northeast India and informed that the CARI has been doing field studies related to medico ethno-botanical surveys and documentation of folk healers and folk medico claims throughout eight north-eastern States including authentic raw drug collection for research purpose.
Another research officer Manajit Bora stated that the CARI is doing research collaboration with the city-based veterinary science college for scientific validation of classical Ayurvedic formulations. The chemistry department is also involved in drug standardisation. As part of the pre-clinical activities, the Ayush ministry is developing two buildings for enhancement of Panchakarma practice and pharmacology & chemistry.