The Ministry of AYUSH is observing the National Ayurveda Day today. Taking preventive measures towards diabetes, the ministry is organising informative events across India. A newly-designed logo is further commemorating the event.
The Ministry of AYUSH, short for the Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy, is observing the National Ayurveda Day today on the occasion of the festival Dhanvantari Divas or Dhanteras. The day is marked every year and this time the theme is ‘Ayurveda for Prevention and Control of Diabetes.’
To mark the occasion, a national seminar on the theme is being organised. Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Development of North-Eastern region, Department of Atomic energy, Dr. Jitendra Singh will be inaugurating the event. Minister of state, AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik will be presiding over the schedule.
‘Mission Madhumeha through Ayurveda’, a scheme for treating diabetes through Ayurveda, will be launched by the ministry at the event.
“The Mission Madhumeha will be implemented throughout the country through a specially designed National Treatment Protocol for effective management of diabetes through Ayurveda,” a statement issued by the ministry said.
“The national treatment protocol will also be released on the occasion of the National Seminar,” the statement added.
Various events like free medical camps, public lectures and awareness campaigns are also being organised by the ministry, state governments and Ayurveda institutes.
Furthermore, on the lines to mark the day and on the occasion of the festival of Dhanteras, a new logo has been designed by the ministry. A silhouette of Lord Dhanwantari in the centre is a representation of the lord of medicine; the five petals in the logo are a symbol for Pancha Mahabhuta and the three circles beneath are signifying Vata, Pitta, Kapha, the fundamental principles of Ayurveda. An oval leaf encircling the elements is depicting the essence of healing through nature, based on these fundamental principles.
A time-honoured medicinal method and a natural healing system, Ayurveda has gained acceptance worldwide. And, as India observes the National Ayurveda Day, Ayurvedic groups across the globe are following suit.
Its observance on October 28 this year comes across as no co-incidence. Dhanteras, a religious celebration marked by buying precious metals is celebrated two days before Diwali and is celebrated in hopes of a person’s outer and inner prosperity. Observing of the National Ayurveda Day today shares ideas of well-being with the religious festival.