The Ayurvedic tradition is rooted in Indian culture: Prez

President Ram Nath Kovind said that Ayurveda means (Aayu ka Gyan) science of age. Ayurveda not only treats disease but also eliminates it from the roots. Today, it is time to give the traditional knowledge of Ayurveda to the world after meeting the scientific criteria and refining it on technical parameters according to the needs of the present time. The world is ready.

Kovind inaugurated the 59th session of All India Ayurveda Mahasammelan in Ujjain on Sunday. He also virtually inaugurated the Government Dhanwantri Ayurveda Medical College building. On this occasion, Governor Mangubhai Patel released the Mahasammelan ‘Amrit Kumbh’ souvenir. Chief Minister Chouhan honored five Ayurvedic medical experts Vaidya Banwarilal, Vaidya Manoj, Vaidya Rakesh Sharma, Vaidya Jaiprakash and Vaidya Gopaldas Mehta with the honorary title of “Ayurveda Maharishi”. He presented the “Life Time Achievement” award in the field of Ayurveda to Vaidya Devendra Triguna.

President Ram Nath Kovind said commendable work is being done in the field of Ayurvedic medicine and research in Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Chouhan is particularly interested in yoga and the Indian system of medicine. He expressed his desire to establish a large research center related to Ayurvedic medicine in the state. After discussing this question in the lecture, its form should be decided. I am sure that Madhya Pradesh will become a favorite destination for Ayurvedic medicine under the leadership of Governor Mangubhai Patel and under the guidance of Chouhan.

The president said that India lives in villages. Even today, the traditional medical system of the village is Ayurveda. He does not have a choice. Both Prime Minister Chouhan and Governor Patel are land-based leaders who come from a rural background. Madhya Pradesh will become a major center of Ayurvedic medicine in India.

President Ram Nath Kovind said that I have old memories associated with Ujjain. I know the streets here. Ujjain is the city of Yoga-Vedanta, Parv-Utsav, religion-philosophy, art-literature, Ayurveda-Astrology. It is the land of Maharishi Sandipani, Krishna-Sudama, Lord Mahakal, Mangalnath, Samrat Vikramaditya, Mahakavi Kalidas, Bhasa, Bhavabhuti and Pandit Suryanarayan Vyas. I bow again and again before this pious and holy land.

Kovind said Sunday was the 59th session of All India Ayurvedic Mahasammelan. I am honored to be part of it. I hope the results of Mahasammelan will benefit the country and the world.

The president said Ayurveda is a simple and easy way to lead a long and happy life. Ayurveda tells us how people can be happy and healthy by following proper diet and daily routine. Charaka Samhita was told that washing hands, feet and mouth before meals is the way to avoid disease.

Governor Mangubhai Patel said Ujjain has witnessed glorious cultural and historical activities since ancient times. The system provided by Lord Dhanvantari to keep human beings healthy through Ayurveda through penance and research is amazing.

In the times of Corona, India’s fight against the global epidemic has become more effective based on this ancient medical practice. The positive results of Ayurveda are in front of the whole world.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while welcoming Vaidyaraj, Ayurvedacharya and Acharyas from different provinces of the country including President Ram Nath Kovind said that Ujjain, the holy land of Maharaj Mahakal, is the land of Gyan, Bhakti and Karma.

From there, the inspiration of actions for public service is continually received. Referring to Ayurvedic tradition which has been created over centuries in Indian culture and environment, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Ayurveda along with the four Vedas have always had importance in knowledge, tradition and the Indian way of life. Recalling his own childhood, he said that the whole health system in the rural area was based on Vaidyas. The vaidyas used to diagnose illnesses by taking pulse tests and using locally available medicines and diet. Even in the family system, information on the treatment of simple diseases with household materials was also available to women.

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