It is necessary to make the sources and principles of Ayurveda easily accessible to every person - Durga Shankar Mishra

Varanasi   .  Under the Giloy Mission awareness campaign, a health awareness seminar organized under the joint aegis of Faculty of Ayurveda, Banaras Hindu University and National Pharmaceutical Plant Board was organized at Mahamana Seminar Complex.

 Vice Chancellor Banaras Hindu University, Prof.  The program started with the worship of Lord Dhanvantari by Sudhir Kumar Jain and Chief Guest, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Durga Shankar Mishra.  Durga Shankar Mishra said that the establishment of a separate Ministry of AYUSH by the Government of India in the year 2014 is doing the work of lifesaving for the ancient Indian system of medicine. Today the country is celebrating the Amrit Festival of Independence.  Efforts are being made at various levels to popularize it.  Today, it is the demand of the time that the principles and measures of good health described in Ayurveda should be made accessible to every person in simple language in the run-of-the-mill life.  Today the acceptance of Ayurveda has increased not only in the country but also in foreign countries.  He said that during the Corona epidemic, we saw how the potential and significance of AYUSH system was proved.  He said that the Giloy Mission is just a beginning, we have to do a lot of work in this direction to develop and popularize our ancient knowledge tradition and make it accessible to the people. Vice Chancellor Professor Sudhir Kumar Jain said that BHU and Uttar Pradesh Government  If we work together in the field of health, then it can get historical results. Industries should grow in the field of medicine and diet, due to which Ayurveda will get popularity at international level.  Do new research work.  He said that as an educational institution, the primary responsibility of Banaras Hindu University is to prepare responsible citizens who contribute positively to the upliftment of society and the country.  He said that BHU has a unique feature to fulfill this responsibility.  Which any other institute does not have, and that is the education of various and diverse subjects.  In this sequence, the combination of education of ancient and modern medicine is also found only in Banaras Hindu University.  Banaras Hindu University is also doing great work in the field of Ayurveda.


  Program coordinator Prof. Yamini Bhushan Tripathi informed that free distribution of 2 lakh Giloy plants was done in Varanasi and Mirzapur divisions.  In the program, distribution of medicinal plants was done while training farmers, social workers, FPOs, NGOs, and in view of their demand, 5 medicinal plants should be cultivated for complete health benefits.  After this, efforts will be made for distribution and establishment of Virtual Ayurveda Science Center under the joint aegis of Government of Uttar Pradesh and National Medicinal Plant Board of BHU, Faculty of Ayurveda.  Under this, the Faculty of Ayurveda, H.V.V.  A huge data bank will be prepared by filling the proforma of each disease authority, providing Ayurvedic medicines by Ayurveda doctors of U.P. and Ayurveda Medical Officers working in the Government of Uttar Pradesh.  Which will prove to be a milestone to establish Ayurveda in scientific form on the world level.  With this effort, there is a purpose to include all the medical officers of the state in the basic stream of research along with their medical service. Organizing Secretary Vaidya Sushil Kumar Dubey informed that the diet arrangement in the program was done according to Ayurveda rules.  In Ayurveda, diet is said to be Mahaaushadhi, so the arrangement of food has been kept in order according to the law of Ayurveda, like ginger and salt are consumed before the meal and then started with jaggery in the form of sweet food, after that it was born according to the season.  Along with vegetables and puris, according to the nature of the people of Purvanchal, Bati-chokha, rice-lentils as well as carrot pudding were kept and in the end, whey was consumed.  If every person consumes the diet in this sequence, then many diseases can be prevented by the hypothesis of Ayurveda.

 Vice-Chancellor Professor Vijay Kumar Shukla said that it is necessary to have better physical and mental health of the people for building a strong nation. He appreciated the Giloy Mission for educating and encouraging the farmers for the production of medicinal plants.

 Dr. Jitendra Kumar Vaisya, who came as a representative of NMPB, told that the medicinal plants and medicinal houses provide financial assistance for public awareness campaign of Vatika Nursery etc.  Regional Director National Pharmaceutical Plant Board Dr. Arun Chandan said that the Kovid period has brought new possibilities for the world of Ayurveda and medicinal plants. Today the demand for herbs is increasing.


 Dr. Avnish Pandey discussed the medicinal importance of five nutritious plants Giloy, Jwararankush, Ashwagandha, Shankhpushpi, Tulsi.  The program was successfully conducted by Professor Namrata Joshi and Dr. Devanand Upadhyay.  The vote of thanks was given by Professor PK Goswami. All India Goseva chief Ajit Mohapatra, special guest Divisional Commissioner Varanasi Deepak Agarwal, Joint Director Panchayati Raj Ashok Kumar Sahi, Ayurveda Director Uttar Pradesh Professor SN Singh, Professor Sangeeta Gehlot, Dr. Vandana Verma,  Piyush Rai, Professor CS Pandey, Professor Bhuwal Ram, Dr. Ajay Pandey, Professor PS Byadgi, Dr. Anubha Srivastava, Professor Neelam Gupta, Dr. Avnish Pandey, Dr. RH Singh, Nishant Shukla, and students were present.

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