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Union AYUSH Minister inaugurates Demonstration cum AYUSH Exhibition at B’la

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Terms AYUSH effective for good health, peaceful mind

Baramulla: As part of the Union Government’s public outreach programme, Union Minister of AYUSH and Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, on Saturday visited Baramulla district.

Sonowal inaugurated a Yoga Demonstration cum AYUSH Exhibition wherein young athletes showcased their yoga skills. He also inspected the stalls installed by the Department of AYUSH were depicting different practices and medical procedures.

The minister also presided over the seminar “AYUSH Intervention with Special Focus on AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres for Development of Modern Kashmir”.

Complimenting the participants who attended the seminar, the Union Minister highlighted the significance of AYUSH medicare services and said that good public health through the intervention of innovative and traditional practices is the top most concern of the government.

Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education, Vivek Bardwaj, DDC Chairperson Baramulla Safeena Beigh, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Bhupinder Kumar, Director AYUSH Dr Mohan Singh, Director General Council for Research of Unani Medicine Dr Asim Ali, medical practitioners among other senior functionaries attended the seminar.

The Minister also said that institutions of AYUSH are being strengthened at grassroots level and every possible step shall be taken in

this regard. He added that the Ministry is working in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for giving people a happy and healthy life. The minister further added that special importantance shall be given for establishing a research lab where scientific study on medicinal herbs shall be carried out so as to explore their benefits.

Underlining the need of Unity in Diversity for a strong nation, the Minister added that the ambitious “Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav” initiative is a unifying factor where all sections of the society converge and excel. He said that youth take keen interest in Yoga as it plays a vital role in changing our life. He also advised to at least spend five minutes on Yoga practices as it yield quick and effective results.

The Minister also said that the Union Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a good dream for development of Jammu and Kashmir, and added that Government of India is working on various flagship programmes aimed to develop socio-economic status of the people.

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