Events & Observances Current Affairs - 2019

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Vice President inaugurates 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Vaidyaratnam P.S. Warrier

At Kottal in Kerala, vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier. He emphasized the importance of Ayurvedic medicine and Atharva Veda at the event.

About Vaidyaratnam P S Warrier

He was an Ayurvedic physician. He founded Kottakal Arya Vaidyasala in 1902 for manufacture and sale of Ayurvedic medicines in India. He also established a Ayurvedic Patasala in 1917 that is now operating as an Ayurveda college. The group now has 5 hospitals, 3 medicine factories, R&D centers, 200 acres of herbal gardens.

Arya Vaidya Sala

The Arya Vaidya Sala institutions are headquartered at Kottakkal, Malappuram district. It operates 5 hospitals and and a charitable center. It is currently treating 800,000 patients. It also assists in Ministry of AYUSH in providing training and advises. The Ayurvedic pills discovered by the center has revolutionized Ayurvedic medicines.  The center owns herbal gardens, medicinal plant researches. It also works on researches with CSIR – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of Government of India.

Awards and recognitions

Government of India issued postage stamps in his honor. In 1933, he was conferred with the title “Vaidyaratna” in recognition of his services to humanity by the then Governor General of India.

23 September: 89th Saudi National Day 2019 celebrated

Every year 23 September is observed as Saudi National Day as a day to commemorate the name changing of what was previously known as the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The day is now a public holiday in the Kingdom.

Saudi National Day 2019

The year 2019 marks the 89th edition of Saudi National Day. Since years citizens of the kingdom have designated 23 September as the day to pay homage to heritage of Saudi Arabia, to appreciate its culture, and to promote pride in the country and its rich history.

The Day is celebrated with folklore dances, traditional festivals as well as other cultural activities arranged in all major cities in Kingdom.

Background

The Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz was a dual monarchy that constituted many dominions and tribes. In early 1900s, the ruler of Nejd, King Abdul Aziz, known as Ibn Saud (or ‘son of Saud’ in West), reconquered his family’s ancestral home city of Riyadh and began nearly 30 years of conquests in region. By the year 1932, King’s forces managed to gain control over most of central Arabia and he then changed name of his realm to his family name- ‘the House of Saud’. Saudi National Day celebrates the passing of this royal decree.