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Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launches a campaign for the distribution of prophylactic medicines at the National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur

Shri Sarbananda Sonowal urged the entire Ayurveda fraternity to join hands and work together so India could lead the world through its ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga

Minister of Ayush and Port, Shipping & Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal launched a campaign of distributing Ayush prophylactic medicines and written guidelines on diet and lifestyle at National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The campaign will see the distribution of Sanshamani Vati, which is also known as Guduchi or Giloy Ghan Vati, and Ashwagandha Ghan Vati to 75 lakh people across the country, with a special focus on the geriatric (people of 60 years and above age) population and the front-line workers in the next one year.

Addressing the gathering, Sarbananda Sonowal emphasized the importance of spreading the message of Ayurveda across the country so that everyone can adopt it as a part of their lifestyle and achieve the aim of a healthy nation.

Sarbananda Sonowal also urged the entire Ayurveda fraternity to join hands and work together so India could lead the world through its ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga.

The Union Minister also visited the NIA hospital where he interacted with students and the hospital staff. He was particularly impressed by the hygiene and cleanliness at the hospital. The kit of Ayurveda prophylactic medicines and the guidelines have been prepared by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Medicines (CCRAS). 

The drive to distribute prophylactic medicines and diet and lifestyle guideline is a part of the ongoing ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ campaign launched by the Government of India to commemorate 75 years of India’s freedom. The year-long campaign will continue till August 2022 when India celebrates the 75th anniversary of its Independence.

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The Ministry of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal has been allotted one week from 30th August to 5th September 2021 for the promotion of several activities including the launch of the Y-Break mobile application, distribution of medicinal plants for farmers, and the public, and various webinars.

Disclaimer: this is an official press release by pib.

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