AYUSH-Medicinal Practices Comparatively Low In Sikkim: Regional Ayurveda Research Institute (RARI)

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Sujal Pradhan, NET Correspondent, Sikkim

Despite its establishment in 1979, the Regional Ayurveda Research Institute (RARI) in Gangtok is struggling to attain permanent land.

The Assistant Director & In-charge of RARI – Dr. Shriprakash says, “the institute established as a unit in 1979 failed to receive any permanent land from the state government. The Central Government will start building the infrastructure, once the demand for permanent land gets granted. But even after apprising numerous times, the state administration failed to keep its promises.”

Dr. Shriprakash also shared that practice in Ayush medicine practice is less in Sikkim, as compared to other states.

It is worth noting that the Regional Ayurveda Research Institute (RARI) in Gangtok is organizing a 6-weeks programme on “7th Ayurveda Day 2022” from September 12 to October 23.

It is organized through the Ayurveda Health Centres (AHCs), Ayurveda Mobile Health Clinics (AMHC) of the Tribal Health-Care Research Programme (THCRP), and Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP).

Dr. Shriprakash says “The six-week programme is a noble effort to take forward the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Its success will be possible only if we reach every citizen of India. In these weeks, we will interact and sensitize the people so that the message of Ayurveda can penetrate down to all levels. It emphasizes raising awareness of ‘Ayurveda for Holistic Health’ in every household. It will help the nation to become healthy and strong.”

Sharing his views, Dr. Shriprakash said, “By joining hands with other countries, we aim to take Ayurveda to every house and realize the vision of ‘From Healthy India to a Healthy World'”.

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