Shripad Yesso Naik, Hon’ble Minister of State for Defence and Kiren Rijiju, Hon’ble Minister of State of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Minister in- charge, Ministry of AYUSH inaugurated the 24th Convocation of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth & 26th National Seminar on “Ayurveda for Accomplishment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-3" today at Vigyan Bhawan. Eminent Vaidyas were also felicitated at the ceremony for their contribution to Ayurveda.Extending his warm greetings to RAV on organising the seminar, Shri Shripad YessoNaik said, "It is a matter of pride for us. The 'Health for All' goal as one of the Sustainable Developments Goals is not new for us. Ayurveda also believed in the concept of Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah. The seminar is the need of the hour. This will educate the young practitioner the potential of Ayurveda” He added that Ayush is one of the priority areas of government, and AYUSH ministry has made significant progress in the last 6 years.Shri Kiren Rijiju congratulated Rastriya Ayurvedic Vidyapeeth for the 24th convocation ceremony. He said, "The topic of seminar is very relevant in the current times of COVID19 pandemic. This seminar will help in promotion of Ayush. This will also forward the dream of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji."Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (RAV), National Academy of Ayurveda started its journey of promotion of classical Ayurveda since 1991 for enhancing clinical skills through unique Guru Shashiya method of teaching. Gurukulas had been effective means of transfer of knowledge from the Gurus (teachers) to Shishyas (students). This classical method of teaching had been preserved in current era also doing some basic modifications. Till date almost 1100+ students have gained such special knowledge through this method.RAV has also been assigned the responsibility to work as Accreditation agency for various Ayurveda courses in India and aboard, not covered under the IMCC Act, 1970 or any other Regulatory Body.
It is also joining hands with IIT Varanasi for inter disciplinary studies i.e. Ph.D. RAV is also starting a Fellowship Program as a Super Specialty program in Ayurveda in collaboration with ITRA Jamnagar, NIA Jaipur and AIIA, New Delhi.Every year, RAV conducts unique program i.e., Shishyopanayan Samskara (Induction Ceremony), Convocation Ceremony and National Seminar. On this occasion, RAV honours and felicitate the pronounced Vaidyas from all corners of India, who have contributed & devoted their life for Ayurveda, by awarding Fellow of RAV (FRAV) and Lifetime Achievement Awards. This year 11 FRAV and 2 Life time Achievement awards are being confirmed. In series of National Seminar, this year’s topic is “Ayurveda for accomplishment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - 3”.Among 17 Sustainable Development Goals, “Good health and Wellbeing” is placed at 3rd SDGs. Good health is essential to sustainable development. Universal health coverage will be integral to achieving SDG 3, ending poverty and reducing inequalities.Ayurveda a science offering detailed healthcare plan for understanding the body through Dosha, Dhatu and Mala may be helpful in achieving this goal. Ayurveda not only focuses on Physical as well as mental health and it is established truth that Ayurveda has potential to ensure the achievement of the targets of healthy lives and wellbeing through its time tested, doable unique and pragmatic approach.The two-day National seminar on “Ayurveda for accomplishment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - 3” will provide the depth understanding on the topic.Shri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Shri R. M. Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Shri Pramod Pathak, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Vaidya Devinder Triguna, President, Governing body, RAV, Vaidya Manoj Nesari, Advisor, AYUSH and Vaidya Anupam, Director, Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth were present at the ceremony.