The National Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras) since 2016.
Ayurveda is perceived as one of the most ancient and well documented system of medicine equally relevant in modern times. Its holistic approach whether for healthy individuals or for diseased ones remains unparalleled. Prevention of disease and promotion of health is the main aim of Ayurveda. 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 to nationalize this system of medicine which can prove to be a cornerstone for its ultimate globalization.
The logo for the National Ayurveda Day has the following elements.
In 2022, Ayurveda Day is being observed on 23 October 2022. The Ayurveda Day celebrations are being held under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative. The theme this year is ‘Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda’’.
Ayurveda, the original healthcare tradition of humanity, is not just a medical system, but a manifestation of our symbiotic relationship with nature. It is a well-documented systems of healthcare, wherein prevention of disease and promotion of health are both given due consideration.
All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), under the Ministry of Ayush, is the nodal agency for driving the Ministry of Ayush’s mandate for Ayurveda Day this year.
The celebrations would be in collaboration with all the Ministries and departments of Government of India so that every person of the nation is made aware of traditional system of medicine with the aim of 3Js – Jan Sandesh, Jan Bhagidari, and Jan Aandolan.
A six-week long programme (12th September-23rd October) has been launched to focussedly interact with and sensitise the people so that the message of Ayurveda can percolate down to all levels.
Source : Ministry of AYUSH
Last Modified : 9/14/2022
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