Ministry for Ayush a recognition of ayurveda, says Balkrishan – Chandigarh Tribune

Ministry for Ayush a recognition of ayurveda, says Balkrishan

no side-effects: Acharya Balkrishan, vice-chancellor of Patanjali Ayurvedic University, with Dr Arun Kumar, principal of Rishikul Ayurvedic Medical College, in Haridwar on Sunday. a tribune photograph

The formation of a separate ministry for ‘ayush’ by the Central Government is a laudable step as it signifies the recognition of ayurveda.

Ayurveda expert and vice-chancellor of Patanjai Ayurvedic University Balkrishan said this at the 20th annual convention of Rishikul Ayurvedic Medical College Graduate Student Council here today.

Balkrishan cited ancient proponents of ayurveda like Sushrat and Charak, who laid the foundation of the ayurvedic medical therapy thousands of years ago.

“The ayurveda therapy is far better than other medical therapies, be it acupressure, acupuncture or allopathic. It has no side effects. It is a herb based and aided with yoga asanas and eradicates ailments from its roots,” said Balkrishan, who is working on an ayurveda encyclopaedia.

Organising committee president Dr Rama Kant Sharma shed light on the Rishikul Ayurvedic College student council and said in 1995 this organisation was found with the name of Graduate Council and it had served as a bridge between college management and students.

Rishikul Ayurvedic College principal Dr Arun Kumar Tripathi said the world was now accepting the miracles of ayurveda, which India had been practising and propagating for ages.

He urged young students to work hard as the western world was opting ayurveda in place of allopathy and soon there would be a shortage of expert ayurvedic practitioners.

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