AYURVEDA IS slowly regaining its lost glory and even getting the world attention today. We may go for many modern methods but most of the people would not forget the ancient knowledge. Madhya Pradesh Forest and Transport Minister Himmat Kothari said this on Wednesday evening after laying the foundation stone for ‘Sanjeevani Ayurved Aushadhi Vikray Kendra’ building
on the forest department premises at Navlakha area.
Minister of State for Forest Prakash Sonkar, BJP MLA Laxman Singh Gaud and Mayor Uma Shashi Sharma were also present at the function organised jointly by the Forest Department and Madhya Pradesh State Laghu Vanopaj Sahakari Sangh.
“There are 11,000 forest committees across the State which has nearly 95,000 square kilometers of forest, the largest area in India”, Kothari said and appealed to the farmers and the tribal people to plant more and more herbal medicinal plants to tap the ayurvedic potential.
“When this building is constructed and becomes functional, ayurvedic ‘vaids’ from Indore and the surrounding areas too can come and practise here,” he assured. Earlier, Sonkar said, “The Van Melas organised by the Forest Departments are getting popular day by day and every year, we have to increase the number of days the mela is held at any place.” He called the Sanjeevani Kendra a boon for Indore.
While Sharma said, “Allopathy may have side-effects, but Ayurved does not have any”, Gaud said, “Not everything can be treated by allopathy; there is a huge scope for Ayurved; people are becoming more and more aware and will ultimately turn to Ayurved.”
Conservator of Forest Rajesh Shrivastava gave the introductory speech while Rajesh Walecha conducted the programme. District forest officer B S Annigeri proposed the vote of thanks.