Minister of State for Ayush Dr. Munjpara Kalubhai Unveils “Science Behind Suryanamaskar” Book at AIIA, Felicitates CME Organisers

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New Delhi : All India Institute of Ayurveda, an autonomous organisation under Ministry of Ayush, released a book titled “Science behind Suryanamaskar”, a collection of evidence-based research on one of the most well-known Yoga asanas. The book was unveiled by Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai, Hon’ble Minister of State for Ayush and Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Government of India, in the presence of Prof. (Dr.) Tanuja Manoj Nesari, Director, AIIA, and Deans of the Institute along with the faculty members. Dr. Mahendrabhai was invited as the Chief Guest to felicitate the organisers of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programme 2022 that was held at the Institute from 22nd-27th August 2022. Organised by the departments of Swasthavritta, Panchakarma, and Dravyaguna, in association with Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (RAV), New Delhi, the programme saw participation from over 80 teachers from 96 Institutions in 18 states.

The book “Science behind Suryanamaskar” has been compiled by the AIIA’s Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga. While launching the book, Dr. Mahendrabhai congratulated the teachers and scholars of the Institute for their hard work and their efforts to highlight the scientific basis of Indian traditions and practices.

Addressing the CME participants, Dr. Mahendrabhai said, “I thank the Ministry of Ayush for continuing this initiative and congratulate AIIA and RAV for organising such a grand programme efficiently. It is great to see that hands-on training on the latest technological tools was being provided to the participants, and scientific sessions of Panchakarma procedures and field visits have been organised for their benefit. All this, combined with the various enlightening sessions on immunology, environment, health, therapeutic yoga, and basic medical statistics, will surely raise the status of Ayurvedic studies in India.” He motivated the participants by sharing insights on how Ayurveda has now gained global acceptance and what it means for students pursuing Ayurveda study.

Prof. (Dr.) Tanuja Manoj Nesari, Director at AIIA, along with other faculty members, felicitated Dr. Mahendrabhai and said, “It is our honour that Dr. Mahendrabhai has taken his precious time out to be with us on this special day and be a part of CME 2022. It is our collective dream to show the world the true value of Ayurveda and we are grateful to Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ministry of Ayush for their continuous guidance and support in this journey since day one.” 

The minister also inaugurated the new Panchakarma Room in the Hospital block and flagged off an e-rickshaw and a public ambulance for AIIA.

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