Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal lays foundation stone for State-of-the-Art ‘Ayush Diksha’ centre


Bhubaneswar : The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone for ‘Ayush Diksha’, a first of its kind centre for development of human resources for Ayush professionals of future here today. This state-of-the-art centre will be developed within the campus of Central Ayurveda Research Institute, Bhubaneswar.

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Speaking at the event, the Union Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Ayush movement has gained a lot of prominence under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji. Thanks to Modiji’s untiring effort to leverage our ancient and rich heritage of traditional medicine, we are moving towards an integrated medicine approach where an empowered Ayush system of medicine will be used along with the modern medicine in building a robust patient care delivery system in the country. As we begin the journey of Ayush Diksha centre here today, this centre will enable the Ayush professionals to hone up their skills and upscale their dexterity in providing world class patient care services to the people of the country. It will prove as a catalyst to the powerful Ayush movement and its attempt at global movement towards a healthy and happy life experience.”

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The institution will offer training programmes for Ayush professionals, especially those from Ayurveda, as it aims to collaborate with national institutes of prominence for capacity development, strengthening human resources, facilitate research and development, achieve self-sustainability with an objective to generate revenue. The Ayush Diksha centre is being built with a budget of ₹30 crores. It will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including two auditoriums, 40 modern rooms with all amenities, suites for VIPs, dedicated space for a natural library, discussion rooms, modular kitchen, dining lounge, among other amenities.

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Adding further, the Union Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Under the inspiring leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, our rich heritage of Ayurveda has received due attention which was lacking, or conspicuously absent, from earlier Congress led governments. Today, the Ayush movement has regained strength as it march towards reclaiming its glory. The resurgent Ayush movement has become a pioneer in the rejuvenation of traditional medicine from across the world. We know how Yoga has revolutionised the world towards a movement of healthy living. With focussed approach to enable and empower other traditional medicines of India, we are confident that Modiji’s vision of a Swastha Bharat will be achieved. The integrated medicinal approach will prove as boon for the people of the country as they can move towards healing their ailments as well as enriching their quality of life by empowering their physical and mental well being.”

The event was also graced by the MP (Lok Sabha) for Bhubaneswar, Aparajita Sarangi, the Director General of CCRAS, Prof Vaidya Rabinarayan Acharya, among other senior officials of the ministry, students and Ayush professionals. The CARI, Bhubaneswar is a unit under Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India. This ground breaking initiative marks a significant step towards promoting and advancing research in Ayurveda on scientific lines.

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