Thiruvananthapuram:1/12/23: The Vice-President, Shri JagdeepDhankhar today underlined the role of Ayurveda as an ‘affordable, non-invasive, efficacious and wholesome solution’ amidst the surge in modern-day non-communicable and lifestyle diseases. Highlighting Ayurveda’s emphasis on prevention, balance, and personalized care, he observed that “it aligns seamlessly with the global call for a sustainable and equitable healthcare system.”
Addressing the inaugural session of the 5th Global Ayurveda Festival in Thiruvananthapuram today,the Vice-President noted that Ayurveda is much beyond treating ailments as it encompasses a comprehensive approach to wellness and well-being. Lauding the Ministry of AYUSH for establishing AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres across the county under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, Shri Shri Dhankhar described this as “a landmark step” and emphasised that “wider use of traditional Systems of Medicine will help India move towards meeting the goal of universal healthcare by improving access and delivery in remote areas.
In his address, the Vice President referred to ‘Yoga’ as the ‘gift of Bharat to the world’ emphasizing the significance of the ‘International Yoga Day’ celebrated across the globe. He highlighted, “It is non discriminatory, it has a wide acceptability because it is in Indian ethos”. In this process, “Bharat has also emerged as soft power. People come to know about depth of our culture, richness that we are possessed of,” he added.Concluding his address, Shri Dhankharexpressed his hope, stating, “May Ayurveda’s timeless wisdom illuminate the path towards a world where health and well-being cease to be mere privileges but are recognized as fundamental rights for all.”ShriV Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India, Shri Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, Shri Antony Raju, Minister for Transport, Government of Kerala,and other dignitaries attended the event.