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Ayurveda Day

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    16th Sep, 2022

Context

All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), under the Ministry of Ayush, recently launched the Ayurveda Day 2022 programme.

About

About Ayurveda Day:

  • The Ayurveda Day is being observed every year from 2016, on the day of Dhanwantri Jayanti.
  • For the year 2022, it will be celebrated on 23rd October 2022.
  • Objective:The main objectives of the day are:
    • To focus on strengths of Ayurveda and its unique treatment principles,
    • To work towards reducing the burden of disease and related mortality by utilising the potential of Ayurveda
    • To tap into the potential of Ayurveda to contribute towards National Health Policy and National Health programmes
    • To promote Ayurvedic principles of healing in society.
  • Thus, Ayurveda Day is more an occasion of re-dedication to the profession and the society, than one of festivities or celebrations.
  • AIIA has been chosen as the nodal agency for driving the Ministry’s mandate for Ayurveda Day in 2022.
  • Theme 2022: Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda.

About Ayurveda:

  • The word Ayurveda derived from AYU and VEDA. 
  • AYU means ‘life’ VEDA means ‘science or knowledge’. Ayurveda means the science of life.
  • Charaka defines "That science is designated as Ayurveda which deals with advantage and disadvantage as well as happy and unhappy states of life along with what is good and bad for life, its measurement and the life itself”.
  • Branches of Ayurveda
    • Kaya Chikitsa- Medicine.
    • Shalya Tantra- Surgery.
    • Shalakya Tantra- ENT and Opthalamology.
    • Kaumarbhritya- Paediatrics and Obstretics.
    • Agad Tantra- Toxicology.
    • Bhut Vidya- Psychiatry.
    • Rasayan- Rejuvenation therapy and geriatrics.
    • Vajikaran- Sexology (Including Aphrodisiac for better progeny)

All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA):

  • The AIIA serves as a central government establishment and as an apex institute for Ayurveda.
  • It serves as a state of the art facility for Ayurveda treatment.
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