National Ayurveda Day 2020 | UPSC
National Ayurveda Day 2020
WHY IN NEWS:
PM to inaugurate two future-ready Ayurveda institutions at Jamnagar and Jaipur on 13th November 2020
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Medicine : Ayurveda
NATIONAL AYURVEDA DAY 2020
- Ayurveda is perceived as one of the most ancient and well documented system of medicine equally relevant in modern times.
- Its holistic approach whether for healthy individuals or for diseased ones remains unparalleled.
- Prevention of disease and promotion of health is the main aim of Ayurveda.
- He is conferred with the virtues of granting health and wealth.
- Therefore, Dhanvantari Jayanti was preferred for celebration of Ayurveda Day .
- The aim is to nationalize this system of medicine which can prove to be a cornerstone for its ultimate globalization.
- An attempt to further promote Ayurveda into mainstream
- Focus on strengths of Ayurveda and its unique treatment principles
- Exploring the potential of Ayurveda to contribute towards National health policy & National Health programmes.
- Create a sense of awareness in today’s generation and promote Ayurvedic principles of healing in society.
NATIONAL AYURVEDA DAY LOGO
The logo for the National Ayurveda Day has the following elements.
- The silhouette of lord Dhanwantari in the centre of the logo represents the lord of Medicine.
- An oval leaf encircling the elements depicts the essence of healing through Nature based on these fundamental principles.
NATIONAL DHWANTARI AYURVEDA AWARDAN
- The award has been instituted by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India to be conferred on Ayurveda experts .
- The possessing qualifications included in II, III, IV schedule of IMCC Act, 1970 and having profound contribution to the field of Ayurveda.
- The award is conferred every year on the Ayurveda Day.
- Ayurveda relies on conscious eating (Aahara), lifestyle (Vihar), sleep (Nidra), behavioural and psychological intervention for extension of Longevity (health span).
- The Ministry of Ayush has decided to organise various activities marking the fifth ‘Ayurveda Day’, with a special focus on concerns related to the present pandemic .
- A webinar on the theme of ‘Ayurveda for Covid-19 pandemic‘ will be organised on ‘Ayurveda Day.’
- Utilising the immense untapped potential of AYUSH systems of healthcare for providing effective and affordable solutions for India’s public health challenges is a priority of the Government.
SOURCES: PIB | National Ayurveda Day 2020