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Modi inaugurates All India Institute of Ayurveda Highlights: PM says ayurveda and yoga can be effective for soldiers

The institute has already started working to facilitate patient care, research and bridging the breach in the scientific information about quality, safety and usefulness of Ayurveda products.

india Updated: Oct 17, 2017 13:59 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses his supporters during a public rally at Bhaat village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on October 16.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses his supporters during a public rally at Bhaat village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on October 16. (REUTERS)

On the occasion of National Ayurveda Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) at Delhi’s Sarita Vihar on Tuesday.

The first ever AIIA has been set up along the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Build up as an apex institute under the ministry of AYUSH, the institution is expected to bring synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology.

Here are the highlights

12:18pm: PM Modi thanks the gathering and concludes his address.

12:17pm: Let’s take the vow of living for ayurveda, says PM Modi.

12:09pm: We respect every healthcare system and want the growth of all, says PM Modi. He says the government wants that the poor to get access to India’s healthcare system.

12:06pm: More investment is needed in this sector for better growth, says PM Modi. He appeals to the private sector to contribute towards the development of yoga and ayurveda by contributing parts of their CSR funds.

12:05pm: PM Modi says India’s coastal areas should be explored for new discoveries in the field.

12:04pm: The farming of medicinal plants will give new employment opportunities, says PM Modi.

12:03pm: Herbal medicines are becoming popular worldwide, says PM Modi.

12:02pm: Need research on medicines providing instant relief without side effects, says PM Modi.

12:01pm: PM Modi bats for better and modern packaging of ayurvedic medicines.

11:57am: PM Modi supports certificate after every level of ayurveda education.

11:56am: PM Modi says the existing ayurveda education structure should be revisited.

11:55am: The supporting chains of ayurveda must be developed, says PM  Modi.

11:54am: Ayurveda and yoga can be effective for our soldiers, says PM Modi, adding that it can boost their immunity.

11:53am: PM Modi makes his speech interesting by cracking jokes and using anecdotes.

11:50am: People educated in ayurveda must have full faith in ayurveda, says PM Modi.

11:49am: There’s a long list of benefits of ayurveda, says PM Modi, adding people are showing interest in traditional medicines.

11:48am: Expect an environment of wellness so that people don’t have to visit hospitals, says PM Modi.

11:47am: PM Modi hopes that the All India Institute of Ayurveda will become popular in the coming days.

11:46am: In every district of this country, there must be a good hospital having links with traditional treatment, says PM Modi.

11:45am: PM Modi talks about the government’s efforts in integrating traditional medicinal practices and the modern healthcare.

11:43am: Yoga has spread across the world..the AYUSH ministry has done a good job, says PM Modi.

11:42am: We forgot our legacy for a long time...but now we have started remembering it again, says PM Modi.

11:39am: No country can’t progress by forgetting its legacy, says PM Modi.

11:38am: A country can’t move forward if it isn’t proud of its legacy, says PM Modi.

11:36am: PM Modi wishes the country on the occasion of Diwali and National Ayurveda Day.

11:35am: PM Modi begins his address.