Guwahati: Government employees will do 5 minutes of Yoga at the office from 30th September, Union Minister for AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal informed this launching the "Azadi Ki Amrit Mahotsav '' mission of the Ayush ministry in Guwahati. Sonowal said government employees will do 'Asana, Pranayama and Dhyana' for 5 minutes at the office for their physical-mental health from 30th September through an application to be launched soon. He further said that the Ayush ministry will distribute Ayush medicines to 60 years old and above citizens in the entire country. The ministry will plant medicinal saplings in 75 thousand acres of land commemorating the 75th independence year of India. Attending a day long Ayush conference Sonowal said,
1000 new Ayush health and wellness centres will be set up in the coming days by the central government in the Northeastern region. The Ayush conference was held in Guwahati attended by all health ministers of North East states. Sonowal said prime minister Narendra Modi always termed North East as Asta Lakshmi of the nation, and the ayurvedic product of the NE states have already been well received by the world market. Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised the Ayush ministry to maintain the trend in future also, he said.
Sonowal told at the conference of the NE health ministers that from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and Gujarat to Arunachal, we all need to work unitedly to make Indian Ayurved a global brand. He further informed that the central government will establish 100 Ayurvedic dispensaries in the region. The Guwahati Ayurvedic college, established in 1948, will be upgraded to a centre of excellence by the union government. Sonowal said, One more Ayurvedic college in Goalpara district of Assam will be set up by the central government at a cost of 70 crores.
Speaking at the conference Assam chief minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said North East is the hub of biodiversity. So it has a big potential in the Ayush sector. People of the region need to utilise this opportunity. The chief minister further stated that A-symptomatic covid patients of the region are taking Ayurvedic medicines, which is a matter of hope for the sector. Dr. Sarma also said that the construction of Majuli ayurvedic hospital will be completed very soon.