अखिल भारतीय आयुर्वेद संस्थान (एआईआईए) ने अखिल भारतीय आयुष मास्टर शेफ प्रतियोगिता के 18 विजेताओं के नामों की घोषणा की है।
गत 31 मार्च को शुरू की गई इस प्रतियोगता के अंतिम दौर में 30 प्रतियोगियों में से इन विजेताओं का चयन किया गया। गुजरात के गांधीनगर में ग्लोबल आयुष इन्वेस्टमेंट एंड इनोवेशन समिट में अंतिम दौर का मुकाबला आयोजित किया गया था।
'पोषण के लिये आहार' विषय के तहत, मास्टर शेफ प्रतियोगिता में छह प्रवेश श्रेणियां थीं, जैसे अनाज आधारित आहार, बाजरा आधारित आहार, सूखे मेवे/दाल आधारित आहार, फ्यूजन, फल/सब्जी आधारित आहार और डेयरी उत्पाद आधारित आहार।
सभी प्रविष्टियों की समीक्षा एक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय जूरी द्वारा की गई थी।
अंतिम दौर में छह श्रेणियों में से प्रत्येक में तीन-तीन विजेताओं का चयन किया गया। प्रथम स्थान के विजेता को एक लाख रुपये का नकद पुरस्कार दिया गया जबकि प्रथम उपविजेता और द्वितीय उपविजेता को क्रमश: 75,000 रुपये और 50,000 रुपये का पुरस्कार दिया गया।
एआईआईए की निदेशक प्रो. (डॉ.) तनुजा मनोज नेसारी ने कहा, देश भर में खाना पकाने के प्रति उत्साही लोगों की इस तरह की जबरदस्त प्रतिक्रिया को देखकर खुशी हो रही है, जिन्होंने हमें अपने अनूठे प्राचीन पाक खजाने की प्रविष्टियां भेजीं।
छह श्रेणियों में प्राप्त 203 प्रविष्टियों में से 28 प्रविष्टियां अनाज से, 47 बाजरा से, 26 सूखे मेवे/दालों से, 26 फलों/सब्जियों से, 10 डेयरी उत्पादों से और 66 फ्यूजन श्रेणी से थीं।
इसमें भारत के 15 राज्यों के साथ-साथ विदेशों से भी भागीदारी देखी गइ। महाराष्ट्र (41), गुजरात (30), कर्नाटक (29), तमिलनाडु (23), उत्तर प्रदेश (23), दिल्ली (23), उत्तर प्रदेश (15) , उत्तराखंड (11), मध्य प्रदेश (9), केरल (5), बिहार (4), ओडिशा (2), राजस्थान (2), गोवा (1), पश्चिम बंगाल (1) और हरियाणा (1) के अलावा फ्रेंच भाषा में अंग्रेजी उपशीर्षक के साथ फ्रांस से दो प्रविष्टियां प्राप्त हुई थीं।
ये प्रतिभागी विभिन्न पेशेवर श्रेणियों जैसे आयुर्वेद चिकित्सक, शिक्षक, शेफ, यूनानी चिकित्सक, गृहिणी, आहार विशेषज्ञ, कृषिविद, इंजीनियर, फार्मासिस्ट, फिल्म निर्माता, स्ट्रेस मैनेजमेंट ट्रेनर, उद्यमी आदि थे। इनमें कुछ छात्रों ने भी भाग लिया था।
यह भी पढ़े► ग्लोबल आयुष इन्वेस्टमेंट एंड इनोवेशन समिट में 28 कंपनियों ने 6000 करोड़ रुपये निवेश करने
The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has announced the names of 18 winners of pan-India Ayush Master Chef Competition that was launched on March 31, 2022.
The winners have been selected out of 30 contestants, who battled it out in the finale round of the competition held at the Global Ayush Investment & Innovation Summit in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Within a fortnight, over 200 contestants sent their entries for the competition, and 30 names were shortlisted after screening entries under different categories.
Under the theme 'Ahara for Poshan', the Master Chef Competition had six entry categories, namely, Cereal-based preparations, millets-based preparations, nuts/pulses-based preparations, fruits/vegetable-based preparations, dairy product-based preparations and Fusion.
The contest was aimed at making people aware about the nutritional value of our native ingredients and recipes and the entries were reviewed by an international jury.
From the final round, three winners have been selected in each of the six categories. A cash prize of Rs 1 lakh has been given to the winner, while Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000 have been given to the first runner-up and the second runner-up, respectively.
Sharing her views, Prof. (Dr.) Tanuja Manoj Nesari, Director, AIIA, said, "It is heartening to see such an overwhelming response from cooking enthusiasts across the country who sent us their innovative entries that bring out the true essence of India's ancient culinary treasures.
"The Ayush Chef Competition, launched by us in association with the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune, and the Central Council for Research in Naturopathy, aims to make people aware of the nutritional value of our forgotten native ingredients and recipes by giving them a modern twist, and to assess the nutritional value of our new-age kitchen ingredients. We congratulate all the winners who eagerly participated in the final round and put their best foot forward to woo us all!"
Out of 203 entries received in six categories, 28 entries were from cereals, 47 from millets, 26 from nuts/pulses, 26 from fruits/vegetables, 10 from dairy products and 66 from the fusion category. Participation was seen from 15 states of India as well as abroad - Maharashtra (41), Gujarat (30), Karnataka (29), Tamil Nadu (23), Uttar Pradesh (23), Delhi (23), Uttar Pradesh (15), Uttarakhand (11), Madhya Pradesh (9), Kerala (5), Bihar (4), Odisha (2), Rajasthan (2), Goa (1), West Bengal (1) and Haryana (1). Two entries were received from France in French language with English subtitles.
Participants came from various professional categories, including Ayurveda practitioners, teaching staff, chefs, Unani practitioners, homemakers, dieticians, agriculturalists, engineers, pharmacists, filmmakers, stress management trainers, entrepreneurs, etc. Some students also participated.
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In line with the Central Government's initiative to support AYUSH mission, the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in association with the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune and the Central Council for Research in Naturopathy, has launched 'Master Chef Competition', in the run-up to the Global AYUSH Investment Summit, which will be held from April 20-22 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
The objective of this competition is to reinvent and promote AYUSH ethos for food. It aims to provide an international platform to showcase the diverse and inclusive culture and heritage of Indian foods.
Under the theme 'Ahara for Poshan', the Master Chef Competition has six entry categories for participation- Cereal-based preparations, Millets-based preparations, Nuts/Pulses-based preparations, Fruits/Vegetable-based preparations, Dairy product-based preparations and Fusion.
The competition is open for all above the age of 18 years and registration can be done for free by filling a Google form and uploading one recipe video of five-seven minutes duration. The video should mention the recipe's method of preparation and its health benefits and can be recorded in either English or Hindi. Only one entry per candidate is allowed and in case of any conflict of interest, the candidate will not be allowed to participate in the competition.
The competition requires recipes to be aligned with the dietary principles of AYUSH streams and should be prepared from natural ingredients sans any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Tanuja Manoj Nesari, Director, AIIA, said: "Master Chef competition is our initiative to highlight the importance of incorporating AYUSH into our modern diets, and bring to the fore the nutritional value of our native grains, cereals, millets and other natural ingredients to promote a healthy way of living. The competition will also introduce Ayurveda and its genesis with healthy eating to an international audience which is very receptive and keen to learn this Indian Ayurveda science."
After the screening round, five candidates will be shortlisted in each category, and all shortlisted participants must give consent to be present physically in the final round. The shortlisted candidates will participate physically in the final round that will be held on the day of the Global Summit at Gandhinagar.
There will be three winners in each of the six categories with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh for the winner and Rs 75,000 for the first runner-up and Rs 50,000 for the second runner-up. Overall, there would be 18 winners.
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All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), the apex institute of Ayurveda in India under the Ministry of AYUSH, and Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital (VMMC & SJ Hospital) have signed an MoU to develop a unique centre of excellence model Integrative Health Facility in the country for tertiary care. As per the agreement, both AIIA and VMMC & SJ Hospital will jointly work to treat patients using the best of both Ayurveda and Modern Medicine.
The MoU between AIIA and Safdarjung Hospital was signed on March 25 at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, by Dr. Tanuja Nesari and Dr. S.V. Arya. The event was graced by Dr. Sunil Kumar, DGHS, whose efforts have been instrumental in making this collaboration a reality.
The unit will be inaugurated by Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal and State Minister of Ayush Munjapara Mahendrabhai in the presence of Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary Ayush, and Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary Health & Family Welfare.
The focus areas for collaboration include the rapeutic, holistic, preventive, and promotive medical services through Integrative medicine unit; lifestyle counselling, yoga, diet advice and stress management, IEC activities for creating awareness about the Integrated medicine unit for the general public, activities to paramedical staff, nurses, UGs, PGs, and faculty and projects to be taken up to include other areas such as applied research as mutually agreed upon involving faculty, research scholars and students from different departments/ divisions of both the institutes.
On the occasion, Dr. (Prof.) Tanuja Nesari, Director, AIIA said: "We are proud and delighted by this milestone where we have an opportunity to collaborate with one of India's leading hospitals to deliver Ayurveda science in an integrated model with modern medicine. This comes at a time when on WORLD HEALTH DAY, the global focus is on OUR HEALTH, OUR PLANET.
The Indian Heritage and use of natural treatment formulas combined with the modern medicine can become the future of patient care in India. This step is aligned with the government's mission of HEALTH FOR ALL. The facility will help strengthen the medical infrastructure and research, as well as increase affordability and accessibility of treatments.
Within a short span of time, we will be able to establish the integrated facility in sync with the best medical practices from around the globe. This is also going to add enormous prospects for our future students aspiring to make their name in the field of medicine."
Under the agreement, the infrastructural space and other requisites to run the centre on a day-to-day basis will be provided by VMMC & SJ Hospital, whereas the technical support including manpower, technical infrastructure, and running of the centre will be managed by AIIA.
The expert faculty and staff of both the signees will form a joint committee of Integrated medicine to run and establish the model centre. The faculty and students of AIIA and VMMC & SJ Hospital will have access to the facilities of both institutes, subject to their respective rules and regulations with prior permissions as granted by authorities.
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In line with the Centre's initiative to support startups, the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in association with Startup India has launched 'Ayush Start-up challenge' to encourage early-stage startups and individuals working on innovations in the Ayurveda sector and alternative healing.
The winners of ‘Ayush Start-up Challenge' will receive both a cash prize and incubation support from AIIA.
The Ayush market currently stands at a whopping $10 billion and is projected to see an impressive 50 per cent increase over the course of the next five years. The sector offers massive potential for exponential growth at a time when there is growing global interest in the field of 'alternative' medical practices.
The Ministry of AYUSH has taken numerous steps to promote the research and understanding of these practices that are indigenous to India and her history. All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) is actively working towards creating an environment that fosters research and development and building of practices, technology, and solutions to accelerate the adoption of AYUSH practices. The ‘Ayush Start-up Challenge' is an important initiative towards realising this vision.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. (Dr.) Tanuja Manoj Nesari, Director, AIIA said: "We are building AIIA as an institution of eminence under the guidance of Ministry of Ayush with three key wings of medical science under one roof academics, scientific research and clinical practice.
To fully realize the potential of the Ayush science we need a thriving ecosystem with players operating across the entire value chain. This is where start-ups can play an important role in developing new solutions.
The present initiative aims to not just identify promising start-ups and reward them, but also provide them incubation support through guidance and skill development which will go a long way in helping these start-ups realize their next phase of growth."
The ‘Ayush Start-up Challenge' is open for participation from both early-stage start-ups as well as individuals as a group. group of 3-5 individuals can come together to participate in the programme, however, if selected they would need to register a legal entity before the cash prize is disbursed to them.
There are 3 entry categories for participating start-ups - Ayush Food Innovations, Ayush Bio-instrumentation (Hardware solutions) and Ayush IT Solutions (Software solutions). There will be two winners in each of the 3 categories with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh for the winner and Rs 50,000/- for the runner-up. Therefore overall, there would be 6 winners.
In addition, winners will receive incubation support from AIIA. The incubation support would entitle winners to tap into the vast knowledge and resource pool of AIIA across the three wings of the institute namely research, academics, and Hospital.
Details of the 3 participating categories are as follows:
Food Innovations in Ayush Sector Ready to Eat Nutritious Ayurveda Ahara (Food): In this era of the pandemic the population at large is striving to consume more nutritious food, with less time to be spent in preparing it.
The ready-to-eat foods are in demand at a wider scale and those which require minimum preparation or clean-up for the user. Innovation in this segment of food delivery helps in enabling consumers to enjoy a healthy lifestyle while keeping to their busy work schedules.
Ayush Bio-instrumentation (Hardware Solutions) and Innovations in healthcare: These innovations should enable breakthrough performance in terms of better outcomes, convenience, access at lower cost, reduced complexity and time required for the patient and the healthcare provider.
These innovations can be in the area of 3-D printed devices for Ayurveda Medical Technology products, Convenient care/Urgent care at lower cost to patients, Telehealth, Panchakarma Instrumentation, Innovation in instruments used for pharmaceutical processing of Ayurveda drugs at lab scale, drug ATMs, Innovation in instrumentation for analysis and quality control of Ayurvedic drugs etc.
Ayush IT Solutions in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solutions in Ayurveda Diagnostics, Virtual reality, Biosensors & Trackers: Innovations in Information technologies (i.e. ITs) have the capacity, more than any other medium, to facilitate various stakeholders of Ayush Sector achieve better outcomes.
Innovations can be in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solutions in Ayurveda Diagnostics, Virtual reality, Bio-sensors & Trackers, Convenient care/Urgent care at lower cost to patients, Leveraging data to physician experience (During diagnosis and treatment and taking patient feedback), Databases, methods for identifying various phases of pharmaceutical processing, web based networking for raw drug consumption in pharmaceutical industry with linkages etc.
The last date of application submission is March 4.
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Union Minister of Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal today praised Ayurveda for leaving its mark across the world. The Minister was speaking at the foundation laying ceremony for the fourth part of Dhanwantri Bhawan today organised by the All India Ayurveda Congress at its headquarters in Punjabi Bagh West.
Hailing India’s traditional medicine system, the Minister said that Kenya’s former Prime Minister Raila Odinga travelled to India for treatment of his daughter’s eyesight. Her eyesight was restored by Ayurvedic treatment for which he thanked the our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and urged him to spread Ayurveda across the world.
Praising India’s rich culture and tradition, Shri Sonowal said, “We want the priceless culture that India had for ages should be known to the young generation of the country. We should teach them how our ancestors, Rishis and Munis dedicated their lives to make our country strong”.
Speaking on the occasion, All India Ayurveda Congress President, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna ji said that the building will be completed in one and half years and soon to be functional.
Other dignitaries include Secretary of Ayush, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha , Advisor, Ayurveda, Ministry of Ayush Shri Manoj Nesari and many more.
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