Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH inaugurated the Regional Cum Facilitation Centre, Western Region (RCFC) of the National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) under the Ministry of AYUSH at the Savitribai Phule, Pune University, Maharashtra on 29th September, 2020 through a virtual event. Padmabhushan Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Chancellor, Nalanda University, Bihar; Prof. Dr. A.B. Ade, Head, Department of Botany & Co-ordinator RCFC (WR); Dr. J.L. Sastry, CEO, NMPB were also present during the program.
Speaking on this occasion Shri Kotecha, emphasized the role of RCFCs in completing the objectives of NMPB on medicinal plant cultivation. He explained the efforts of the Ministry of AYUSH in promoting the cultivation of herbs in the upcoming project on Atmanirbhar Bharat.
So far, NMPB has established six such Regional Cum Facilitation Centres (RCFCs) since 2017-18 in some premier organizations/universities working on medicinal plants in different regions of the country. These RCFCs act as an extended arm of NMPB to implement its various schemes with different states level departments like State Medicinal Plants Boards (SMPBs) / State Forests / Agriculture / Horticulture Department etc.
The new RCFC - Western Region will implement and coordinate the activities of NMPB in the States / UTs of Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu. This center facilitates the conservation and cultivation activities along with market up-linking through different AYUSH pharmacies. ( Source - PIB)
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Prof. K.R. Kohli : Introduction
Prof. Kuldip Raj Kohli is currently the Director of Ayurveda for Maharashtra state. Also practicing at Kohli's Ayurveda & Panchakarma Centre in Lower Parel, Mumbai and has an experience of 38 years in this field. He has been the Dean, R.A. Podar Medical College (Ay), Mumbai where he had earlier served as an Associate Professor and Professor since 1990.
He has also served as Consultant WHO for Traditional Medicine for South-East Asia. He also had an exposure to Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Industry and worked as Director of Dabur Research Foundation for around 5 years. He has been the Postgraduate Guide and has supervised several students for M.D (Ay). He is also the Ph.D Guide in MUHS. He has widely travelled across several countries either in the delegations of Govt of India or for presenting his research papers. His research has mostly been concentrated in the field of Diabetic Complications and more so in Diabetic Retinopathy.
Value of Vasant Kusmakar Ras in Diabetic Retinopathy and Neuropathy has been first highlighted after his studies only. He has several publications in indexed journals. He has in all around 30 years of experience which primarily surrounds teaching, research and health administration along with international propagation of AYUSH systems.
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Dr.Navin Joshi Currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Faculty of Ayurveda, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, Dehradun. Master trainer in MARMA SCIENCE & MARMA THERAPY. Edited many Health magazines and published articles in leading Newspapers.
Founder/ Editor of AYUSH DARPAN (ISSN.09763368/RNI No.2010/33674). Prestigious Dhanvantari Award ,Kumaun Keshari award and Uttarakhand Ratna Shri award winner, Regular writer for Dainik Bhaskar Jeevan Mantra and Blog writer for Navbharat Times and Dainik Jagran.
Participation in various National and International Seminars/Workshop. Creating awareness for endangered Himalayan Medicinal Herbs by creating Live Videos uploaded in YouTube and shown in the popular sites of Dainik Bhaskar and Navbharat times.
Recently felicitated by the Honorable Governor of Uttarakhand H. E. Baby Rani Maurya. Honorary Ayurvedic physician of the Honourable Governor of Uttarakhand.
The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill 2020 has been passed by Rajya Sabha today. The Bill was earlier passed in Lok Sabha on 19th March, 2020. This paves the way to establish a state-of-the-art Ayurvedic institution called the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) at Jamnagar, Gujarat, and to confer the status of Institution of National Importance (INI) to it.
The ITRA is sought to be established by conglomerating the presently existing Ayurveda institutes at Gujarat Ayurved University campus Jamnagar. This is a cluster of highly reputed institutions, namely, (a) Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, (b) Shree GulabKunverba Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, and (c) Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical sciences, (d) MaharshiPatanjali Institute for Yoga Naturopathy Education & Research (to be made part of the Department of Swasthvritta of the proposed ITRA). These institutions had come up over the past many decades, and together made a unique family of Ayurveda institutions existing in close proximity.
It is expected that the enactment of the proposal will further provide autonomy to the institute to develop patterns of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate education in Ayurveda and Pharmacy. The synergies among the different constituent institutions will help ITRA to demonstrate high standards of such education and to emerge as a lighthouse institution to the entire AYUSH Sector. It is expected to provide the highest level of training of personnel in all important branches of Ayurveda including Pharmacy, and to take up in-depth study and research in the field of Ayurveda.
ITRA will be the first institution with INI status in the AYUSH Sector, and this will enable the institution to be independent and innovative in the matter deciding course content and pedagogy. The decision comes at a time when global interest in health solutions based on traditional wisdom is at an unprecedentedly high level and ITRA is poised to take Ayurveda education to new vistas. (Source - PIB)
To promote the education of Indian System of Medicines and Ayurveda globally, Ministry has signed 13 MoUs for setting up AYUSH Academic Chairs with foreign Universities/ institutes under which AYUSH experts are deputed in reputed Universities/ institutes to undertake teaching/ training / research activities. Country to Country MoUs have been signed with 23 countries for cooperation in field of Traditional Medicine and Homoeopathy in which, amongst others, research, education, training, etc. are some of the areas of cooperation. Under Fellowship/ Scholarship Scheme of Ministry of AYUSH, 104 scholarships are offered every year to the eligible foreign nationals from 99 countries for pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph. D courses in AYUSH systems in premier Institutes in India. The Fellowship Scheme aims at achieving recognition and acceptance of Indian traditional medicine systems abroad.
The Ministry of AYUSH has launched a scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals which aims at certifying the competence level of Yoga professionals through certification process and promoting authentic Yoga as a preventive and health promoting drugless therapy. Yoga Certification Board (YCB) has been established with the objectives to bring synergy, quality and uniformity in knowledge and skills of Yoga professionals across the world through certification programs.
Keeping in view the mythological and historical importance of Indian systems of Medicine, Ayurveda Day, Unani Day and Siddha Day are celebrated in the country every year. International Day of Yoga is celebrated in 190 countries and Ayurveda day is celebrated in more than 35 countries. The Ministry has been organizing International Yoga Conference every year since 2015.
Government of India is implementing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) in the country through State and UT governments for promotion and development of AYUSH systems. Under the concept of AYUSH Gram, AYUSH based lifestyles are promoted through behavioral change communication, training of village health workers towards identification and use of local medicinal herbs and provision of AYUSH health services.
Under Central Sector Scheme for promotion of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) in AYUSH, the Ministry of AYUSH undertakes promotional activities like organization of AROGYA fairs at State and National level; multimedia campaigns; preparation and distribution of publicity material including audio visual material, etc. The Ministry provides assistance for organizing seminar, conference etc. to eligible agencies and incentives to AYUSH industry for participation in AROGYA and other fairs. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ministry of AYUSH is making the optimal utilization of electronic and digital platforms for promotion and publicizing AYUSH systems.
Under Central Sector Scheme for promotion of International Cooperation, (IC Scheme), the Ministry of AYUSH undertakes various steps to promote and publicize AYUSH systems of medicine including Ayurveda across the globe. The Ministry deputes AYUSH experts to foreign countries to participate in international meetings, conferences, training programmes, seminars and on special assignment of the Government of India for promotion and propagation of AYUSH Systems. Financial assistance is provided for presentation of AYUSH related scientific research papers in international conferences, workshops, seminar etc.
Incentives are provided to AYUSH drug manufacturers, entrepreneurs, AYUSH institutions, etc. for (i) participating in International exhibitions, conferences, workshops, trade fairs, etc. for generating awareness amongst the public about the AYUSH systems of medicine and; (ii) registration of AYUSH products with regulatory authorities of the foreign countries. So far, more than 50 products (Unani and Ayurveda) have been registered in 08 countries namely Kenya, USA, Russia, Latvia, Canada, Oman, Tajikistan and Sri Lanka under the IC scheme of the Ministry.
33 AYUSH Information Cell have been set up in 31 countries to disseminate authentic information about AYUSH systems. The Ministry of AYUSH has deputed two experts (Ayurveda and Siddha) to Ministry of Health, Malaysia under ITEC Programme of Ministry of External Affairs for providing their services at Port Dickson Hospital, and Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital.
An Advisory Committee on formulation of Integrative Health Policy has been constituted by the NITI Aayog to propose framework of comprehensive integrative health policy to achieve an inclusive, affordable, evidence based healthcare; and roadmap for disease prevention and health promotion in National programmes based on modern and traditional integrative approaches. Ministry of AYUSH has signed an MoU with Ministry of Railways for establishment of AYUSH wings at 5 Railway Zonal Hospitals. An MoU has been signed with Ministry of Defence for integration of Ayurveda under the Health establishments of Ministry of Defence/ Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS).
This information was given by the Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan in a written reply in the LokSabha . (Source - PIB)
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Vaidya Santosh Suryawanshi
Vd. Suryawanshi has been practicing in Ayurveda, especially in PREVENTION therapy since the last 10 years. He had completed, Ayurvedacharya degree (B. A. M. S.) in 1999 (Shivaji University, Kolhapur), Post graduate certificate course in Panchkarma Therapy ( P.G.C.C. IN PANCH.) in 2002 (Pune University, Pune) & Ayurved Vachspati (M. D.) in 2005 (Bharati University, Pune).
He has been awarded for the devotional work in Holistic approach of Yoga, Sanskrit, and Ayurveda as, ‘GITAMRIT NISARGA YOGA AYURVEDA DHANVANTARI JIVANA GOURAVA PURASKAR – 2006’