(The Gist of PIB) Ayurveda Day

    (The Gist of PIB) Ayurveda Day

Ayurveda Day

  • Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India celebrated Ayurveda Day on 25th October, 2019 on the day of Dhanvantari Jayanti (Dhanteras).
  • On this occasion, the Ministry also facilitated Ayurveda experts with “National Dhanvantari Ayurveda Award.”

Objectives of Ayurveda Day:

  • Create a sense of awareness about Ayurvedic principles of healing in society in today’s generation.

Date of Celebration:

  • It is celebrated every year on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras) since 2016.
  • Lord Dhanvantari is considered as divine propagator of Ayurveda.
  • He is conferred with the virtues of granting health and wealth. Therefore, Dhanvantari Jayanti was preferred for celebration of Ayurveda Day.

National Dhanvantari Ayurveda Award:

  • The award instituted by Ministry of AYUSH is conferred every year on the Ayurveda Day.
  • It is conferred on Ayurveda experts possessing qualifications included in II, III, IV schedule of IMCC Act, 1970 and having profound contribution to the field of Ayurveda.
  • A cash prize of Rs. 5 lacs along with citations are given to the awardees.


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