New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga is keen to import the knowledge and science of Ayurveda from India.
PM Modi recalled in the monthly broadcast of 'Mann Ki Baat' his meeting with former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga who had credited restoration of eyesight of his daughter to the Ayurvedic medicines from Kerala.
Addressing the 86th episode of the monthly radio programme, 'Mann Ki Baat' today, the Prime Minister said, "Friends, A few days ago I had a meeting with my friend and former Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga. This meeting was interesting but also very emotional."
"Odinga ji said that his daughter Rosemary had a brain tumour and she almost lost her eyesight and stopped seeing after surgery as a side-effect. In hospitals all over the world… there was not any major country in the world, where he had not tried his best for the treatment of his daughter."
The Prime Minister stated that Rosemary was able to recover her eyesight after Ayurvedic treatment.
"Her father searched the big countries of the world, but there was no success and in a way, had given up all hopes, and there was an atmosphere of despair in the entire household. Meanwhile, someone suggested to him to come to India for Ayurvedic treatment. Even though he had tried a lot and was tired, yet, he thought that let's try once again… see what happens! He came to India, started getting his daughter treated at an Ayurvedic hospital in Kerala. The daughter stayed here for a long time. The effect of this Ayurvedic treatment was such that Rosemary's eyesight returned to a great extent. She got a new lease of life and light came back in her life," said PM Modi.
PM Modi further stated that the former Kenyan Prime Minister told him that he wishes to take the knowledge and science of Ayurveda to his country. The type of plants that are used in Ayurveda will be cultivated by them and he will do his best to get more people to benefit from it, added PM Modi.
The Prime Minister shared his thoughts with the people in the country and abroad in the 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on Sunday. It was the 86th episode of the monthly radio programme of the Prime Minister. (ANI)