The Ayurveda Day was observed across India on November 5, 2018, on the occasion of the Dhanawantari Jayanti or Dhanteras with an aim to further promote Ayurveda as the mainstream system of medicine.
Objectives of Ayurveda Day:-
• Focus on the strengths of Ayurveda and its unique treatment principles.
• Reduce the burden of disease and related mortality by utilising the potential of Ayurveda.
• Exploring Ayurveda to contribute towards National health policy and National Health programmes.
• Promote Ayurvedic principles of healing in society.
The Ministry conferred the National Dhanwantari Ayurveda Award to eminent Vaidyas on this occasion. The awards consist of a Citation, Trophy (Dhanwantari Statue) and Cash reward of Rs 5 lakh. The Ministry selected three renowned Ayurveda experts namely Vaidya Shiv Kumar Mishra, Vaidya Madhav Singh Bhagel and Vaidya Itoozhi Bhavadasan Namboothiri for the prestigious National Dhanwantari Ayurveda Award 2018. The winners of the National level Ayurveda quiz conducted by All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi, were also felicitated during a function.
The seminar is expected to develop awareness among stakeholders about the business opportunities, encourage young entrepreneurs to use modern technologies and modern innovations in business development and to highlight opportunities at the global level. The experts in marketing, finance management, innovation, telemedicine, the policymakers, experts in start-up and experienced entrepreneurs in Ayurveda pharmaceuticals and hospital industry guided and shared their experiences with the participants.