Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Modi to inaugurate two Ayurveda institutions on November 13 – education

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the two future-ready Ayurveda institutions in Gujarat and Rajasthan on Friday.

It will open the Institute for Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) in Jamnagar in Gujarat and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) in Jaipur in Rajasthan on November 13, the fifth Ayurveda Day, via videoconference, said the Office of the First Minister on Wednesday.

These institutions are expected to play global leadership roles in the growth and development of Ayurveda in the 21st century.

Ayurveda Day has been celebrated every year since 2016, on Dhanwantri Jayanti day. This year it falls on November 13, 2020.

Ayurveda’s potential role in managing the COVID-19 pandemic will be the focus of the observance of this year’s ‘Ayurveda Day’, the PMO said in a statement.

He said that using the immense untapped potential of AYUSH healthcare systems to provide effective and affordable solutions to India’s public health challenges is a government priority.

“Consequently, the modernization of AYUSH education is also a priority area. Several steps have been taken for this in the last 3-4 years. ITRA’s dedication to the nation, Jamnagar as an institution of national importance and NIA, Jaipur as an institution considered a university is a historic step not only in the modernization of Ayurveda education, but in the evolution of traditional medicine itself. ”, The statement said.

“This will provide them with the autonomy to improve the standard of Ayurveda education, frame various courses according to emerging national and international demand, and excel in modern research to generate more and more evidence,” he added.


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