PM to inaugurate 2 Ayurveda institutes

PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the country two future-ready Ayurveda institutions in Gujarat and Rajasthan tomorrow at the 5th Ayurveda Day.

PM Modi will inaugurate the Institute of Teaching & Research in Ayurveda (ITRA), Jamnagar and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur through video conferencing.

“Both the Institutes are premier institutions of Ayurveda in the country. The former has been conferred the status of an Institution of National Importance (INI) by an Act of the Parliament, and the latter that of an Institution Deemed to be University by the University Grants Commission,” the Ministry of Ayush said in a statement

The Ayurveda Day is being observed every year since 2016, on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras). This year, it falls on November 13.

Meanwhile, considering the prevailing situation of COVID-19, the 5th Ayurveda Day this year is being observed largely on virtual platforms at the national as well as international levels.

ITRA at Jamnagar, is poised to emerge as a world class healthcare institution. It is the first Institute in Ayush Sector having the Institution of National Importance (INI) status, the ministry further said.

With this status, ITRA will provide autonomy to upgrade the standard of Ayurveda education as it would offer courses as per modern, international standards and excel in modern research to generate more and more evidence, it added.

Furthermore, NIA at Jaipur is an Ayurveda institution with country wide repute. It got a shot in the arm with Deemed to be University (De novo Category) status. The National Institute is set to reach new heights by achieving highest standards in tertiary health care, education and research.

However, the event of dedication of the above two institutions to the nation by PM Modi will be streamed on MyGov platform from 10.30 am on November 13, the statement added.

-RJV