Guwahati: The north-eastern (NE) region possess the greatest potential for the next phase of economic growth of Bharat. The diversity of flora in the region along with the rich heritage of traditional medicine will act as a catalyst for the development of AYUSH based industries here, said Union ports, shipping & waterways along with AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Attending a review meeting of the north-eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homeopathy held at Umiam locality in Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya on Saturday, Sonowal reiterated that PM Narendra Modi led central government is committed to elevate the economic proposition of the region and provide the launchpad for the country’s next economic growth.
Sonowal also stressed the quality education in Ayurveda nursing and pharmacy as well as professional short-term courses in Panchkarma therapy so that the northeastern students along with other parts of the country can avail it to finally pave the way for the economic growth.
Highlighting the rich & dynamic flora that nature has bestowed on the region, Sonowal pointed out that it will inspire the AYUSH based industries to look at the region as their next destination. Promising that the Centre would take initiatives for the all-around development of the institute, he also declared that necessary steps would be taken to start PG courses and also stipend for the interns.
Earlier, Sonowal on a separate occasion inaugurated the girl’s hostel for undergraduate students and play-grounds at the National Institute of Homoeopathy in Kolkata. He also announced for the proposed boy’s hostel, increment of stipend to internees, new construction for the auditorium, etc.
In his address, the minister revealed that Homoeopathy is gaining acceptance and growing in popularity all over the world. In India, after independence Homoeopathy has assumed prominence as a system of medicine and has become very popular throughout the country, he stated adding that the government has been according priority for its development along with the traditional systems of medicine.
Sonowal mentioned that the government have brought the manufacturing & sale of Homoeopathic medicine under the purview of the drugs and cosmetic act & rules. He also added that the central government has established the central council for research in Homoeopathy. The institution carries out intra mural research through its units across the country with its prioritized areas of disease based and drug-based
researches, drug proving and literary works.
“I hope the National Institute of Homoeopathy is putting its best foot forwarded in showing its mettle. The future of Homoeopathy is very good provided the profession transform this evidence-based science into an experimentally acceptable scientific medical system,” said Sonowal expressing his best wishes and compliments to the institute.