Ayush Current Affairs
Union Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) Ministry celebrated first Naturopathy Day on Sunday with aim of promoting drug-less system of medicine to prevent diseases by altering diet and lifestyle. Till now, there was day to celebrate all streams of traditional medicine except Naturopathy. On this day, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy is organising health camps, workshops and exhibitions in association with local naturopathy centres and hospitals.
Naturopathy plays important role as many diseases can be prevented with these practices especially non-communicable diseases which have seen increase, mainly owing to changes in lifestyle. It is drug-less system and is very cost effective. It can be easily integrated with any other system of healthcare as lifestyle intervention. These practices are being promoted in wellness centres along with allopathic medicine so that we get best of all systems of medicine.
India has long history and culture running over 5000 years of using traditional medicines for health care and developing them with modern scientific outlook. AYUSH is acronym of tradition medical systems that are being practiced in India such as Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on June 21 since 2015. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has first proposed the idea in his first Unite d Nations General Assembly (UNGA) speech in 2014. Ayurveda Day, which is marked on November 5 every year, was first celebrated in 2016.
In 2017, Unani Day was established which is celebrated on February 11. The declaration of January 4 as Siddha Day and November 18 as Naturopathy Day was made in January 2018, thus all six systems having their separate annual celebration day.
Fourth International Ayurveda Congress (IAvC) was held in Leiden, Netherlands from September 1 to 2, 2018. It was inaugurated by Minister of State, (IC), for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik. The Congress was jointly organized by International Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation, Netherlands; All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi and International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune in association with Indian Embassy in Netherlands.
The congress focused on promotion and propagation of Ayurveda in Netherlands and its neighboring countries of Europe. On sidelines of this congress, Indian Embassy also had organized special seminar titled “India-Netherlands collaboration in Healthcare, including Ayurveda”. Special Seminar titled “India-Netherlands collaboration in Healthcare, including Ayurveda” was also organized by Indian Embassy on sidelines of this conference. This seminar was jointly addressed by AYUSH Minister and Dutch Minister for Medical Care and Sport Bruno Bruins highlighting benefits on traditional knowledge of India such as Yoga and Ayurveda for healthy living and aging.
India has long history and culture running over 5000 years of using traditional medicines for health care and developing them with modern scientific outlook. AYUSH is acronym of tradition medical systems that are being practiced in India such as Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy which are collectively abbreviated as AYUSH.