India is celebrating the 7th Ayurveda Day across the world today at a grand scale. Dubbed ‘Dhanawantari Jayanti’, it has been celebrated since 2016 as Ayurveda Day to promote the ancient and well-documented system of medicine.
The main event was held at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi on Sunday and various programs were organized across the country with the support of other ministries as a whole government approach. This year Indian missions/Embassies have also organized programs in their respective countries.
The main event was marked by the presence of the Chief Guest, Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda, presided by Minister of Ayush, Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Sarabananda Sonowal, MoS External affairs, and culture Meenakshi Lekhi, MoS for Ayush and WCD, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha and other dignitaries.
This year’s Ayurveda Day is being celebrated with the theme “Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda” so as to propagate the benefits of Ayurveda to the larger and grass root community.
Keeping in view the theme, activities were conducted under 3-Js i.e. Jan Sandesh, Jan Bhagidari, and Jan Aandolan, and six weeklong events from 12th September 2022 to 23rd October 2022.
Ayurveda Day 2022 celebration was executed as a whole government approach. With the active support of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Woman and Child Development, Ministry of Consumer affairs, food & public distribution, and other Ministries. Ministry of External Affairs with the support of its mission/embassies has taken Ayurveda Day 2022 to the global stage.
All the Ayush institutions/Councils have actively participated in organizing various programs in the last six weeks. They also organized press conferences and shared preparations plan for observing Ayurveda day with their respective regional media.