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Centre should form a separate ministry for Ayurved: Joshi

Posted on Dec 09, 11:16AM | UNI

Former Union Human Resources Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi today said that the Centre should form a separate ministry for Ayurved on the line of the Madhya Pradesh Government.

"The Centre should not be scared of the World Trade Organisation on patent issue and the separate ministry for Ayurved should be formed," he said while addressing the inaugural function of the Fifth World Ayurved Conference at the Lal Parade Ground here.

Mr Joshi said that country's trade deficit can be bridged through Swadeshi productions, Yoga and Ayurved. For this, Patent Act should be suitably amended.

"Effective and easy treatment facilities can be made available to the world through Ayurved. In Ayurved, there is a concept of total cure including that of body, mind, intellect and soul. Every student of medicine science should study Ayurved," Mr Joshi said.

He said that the Madhya Pradesh government should establish an Ayurved University with facilities of research and studies.

"Knowledge of Sanskrit is necessary to understand basic principles of Ayurved. Hence, teaching and studies of Sanskrit should be mandatory for Ayurved studies," Mr Joshi said.

Speaking on the occasion, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a State AYUSH Control Programme will be implemented while Ayurved and naturopathy will be promoted in the state.

"Ayurved is an ideal and simple system of medicine which eradicates root cause of disease. AYUSH Wings will be started in all government hospitals in the state. He said that Ayurved is considered the fifth Veda in our culture," he said, adding that facility of world-level Ayurved practices will be made available in the state.

About 3,500 representatives from 40 countries are participating in the Conference being held jointly by Madhya Pradesh government, Vigyan Bharti and World Ayurved Foundation.