Special emphasis on reviving ayurveda: Shreepad Nayak

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Shimla, June 19: Union Minister Shreepad Nayak on Sunday laid the foundation stone of ‘Gau Sadan’ being built by Himalayan Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy. Speaking to media persons, the Union Minister said that special emphasis would be laid on reviving the ayurveda system of medicines. He said a plan had been prepared by the Centre to develop naturopathy and yoga in the country.

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He said the ministry had planned to develop yoga and naturopathy in public private partnership (PPP) mode under the supervision of the Government of India. He urged self help groups and NGOs to join hands with the ministry to serve the cause.

The Union Minister praised BJP leader Shanta Kumar in setting up Himalayan Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy. He assured full support to the institute and suggested its expansion. Speaking on the occasion Shanta Kumar said Vivekananda Medical Research Trust was established in 1992 with Re one, when he was chief minister of the state.

“Today it has a naturopathy and yoga centre and super-specialty hospital, which provides medical services at reasonable prices.” He said the trust would also set up a heart care centre at Palampur.

Source Tribune India

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