The future role of Ayurveda in managing the Covid 19 pandemic will be the focus of this year’s ‘Ayurveda Day’ observation. The Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year from 2016 on the day of Dhanwantri Jayanti. It falls on 13 November 2020 this year.
The goal of Ayurveda Day is to reflect on the strengths of Ayurveda and its specific treatment concepts, to work towards reducing the burden of disease and associated mortality by leveraging the potential of Ayurveda, to tap into the potential of Ayurveda to contribute to national health policies and national health initiatives, and to encourage ayurvedic concepts of healing in society. Thus, Ayurveda Day is more an occasion for rededication to the practice and community than one of festivals or festivals.
The Ministry of Ayush has agreed to arrange numerous events to mark the 5th ‘Ayurveda Day,’ with a particular emphasis on the issues related to the current pandemic and how Ayurveda can help to create immunity in this sense.
A webinar on the topic ‘Ayurveda for Covid-19 Pandemic’ will be conducted on ‘Ayurveda Day.’ It aims to provide an opportunity for the virtual dissemination of knowledge on the various initiatives of the Ayurveda Discipline to alleviate Covid 19 via. About 1.5 lakh participants from all over the world are scheduled to join the webinar. The Ministry of Ayush also asked embassies/missions abroad to observe the ‘Ayurveda Day’ with suitable events to involve the public.
Apart from the Webinar, several other events are also scheduled to mark the observation. Interactive webinars with BIMSTEC and IBSA countries in the second half of October and interactive webinars for the industry in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, Exim Bank for the Export of Ayurveda Goods have been arranged.
Different state and UT governments are also hosting activities such as webinars, radio chat, quiz and health camps on the theme ‘Ayurveda for Covid-19 Pandemic’ as part of Ayurveda Day Observation. Publicizing events extensively in electronic and print media and engaging Ayurveda Schools, Ayurveda Drug Production Societies, Ayurveda Practitioners Association, NHM / NAM State PMUs and engaging NGOs such as the Rotary Club and the Lions Club for various activities are also being organised.