Jammu: Regional cum Facilitation Centre NR-II, SKUAST-K on Thursday organised Ayurveda day celebration in collaboration with Govt. Degree College, Sidra, Jammu.
According to a statement issued firm Public Relations Office SKUAST-K here, the event began with an inaugural session that saw active participation from the faculty of the College and students. Dr OP Sharma, former Director of Ecology & Environment, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, and Dr Bharat Bushan, Principal of GDC Sidra, Jammu, was the Guest of Honour.
Dr Sheikh Bilal Ahme d, the Regional Director of RCFC NR-II of SKUAST-Kashmir, emphasized the significance of Ayurveda Day and its essential role in contemporary life for human health. Dr OP Sharma elaborated on the pivotal role of Ayurveda through traditional practitioners in the country.
Following the inaugural session, the event featured technical sessions where experts shared their insights. Dr. Sheikh Bilal, Regional Director of RCFC NR-II, delivered a comprehensive presentation on harnessing the rich herbal diversity of Jammu and Kashmir for food and nutrition security, highlighting their relevance in Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. O.P Sharma, in his presentation, discussed the herbal diversity of the Jammu Region and their significant role in the AYUSH sector.
To commemorate the celebration of Ayurveda Day, medicinal plants were distributed among the participants, further promoting the importance of these natural resources. Additionally, technical literature on medicinal plants was distributed to the attendees, fostering awareness about these valuable resources.
A significant moment of the event was the “Meri Life” Programme pledge made by the students of the College, reinforcing their commitment to integrating Ayurveda principles into their daily lives.
The Ayurveda Day celebration at Jammu, organized by RCFC NR-II of SKUAST-Kashmir in collaboration with GDC Sidra, was a resounding success, spreading awareness about the ancient system’s significance in contemporary times and encouraging the youth to embrace its principles for a healthier and more balanced life. This event was a testament to the enduring relevance of Ayurveda in modern society.