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Guv & CM attend Herbal Day event at Patanjali

Friday, 05 August | PNS | Haridwar

Governor, lieutenant general (retd) Gurmit Singh and chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami attended the herbal day programme at Patanjali Yogpeeth here on Thursday.The duo jointly released 75 books and launched 51 new medicines based on herbal science and Ayurveda on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the governor said that Patanjali Yogpeeth is carrying forward the tradition of Rishis which will enable the nation to establish itself as a Vishwaguru on the basis of knowledge, science, tradition, research and spirituality. Singh said that India’s identity is based upon its civilisation, culture and Ayurveda. “We are moving forward towards becoming the Vishwaguru once again and Patanjali also appears to be playing a leading role in this,” said the governor. Pantanjali’s vision incorporates ideas like self reliant India, intellectual property and artificial intelligence which are the requirements of the present times.The release of 75 books on Ayurveda at a time when the nation is celebrating the 75th anniversary of independence is a unique feat, said Singh.

Speaking on the occasion, chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that the registration of naturopathy doctors will be started soon. He said that Ayurveda is not merely a treatment system but a holistic system for the welfare of the person. Ayurveda is a heritage which can facilitate the welfare of the whole world, he said. “The whole world adopted principles of Ayurveda during the Covid pandemic and benefitted from it. Ayurveda is a complete science which is acknowledged across the world now,” said Dhami. Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CM appreciated how his efforts have resulted in June 21 being celebrated as international yoga day across the world. He reiterated his commitment to work towards making Uttarakhand one the leading States of India by 2025. Dhami further said that Swami Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna have given yoga and Ayurveda a new identity. Cabinet minister Dhan Singh Rawat and Prem Chand Agrawal were also among those present on the occasion.

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