The Central Government-run All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in Delhi is gradually spreading its wings. It recently held the induction programme of the first batch of 100 BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) students at its satellite institute in Goa.
Shripad Yesso Naik, MoS for Tourism and Ports, Shipping and Waterways said that under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ayurveda has received a boost while Harilal B Menon, Vice Chancellor of Goa University, exhorted the students to conduct Goa-centric research.
“Research is something that has been lacking in India. It is time that we adopt the formula of 're' plus 'search' for research. Being in Goa you should do Goa-centric research….One of the kidney diseases in North Goa is much talked about and the cause behind it has not been identified. We should look forward to solving these issues,” he added.
“With time Ayurveda and its concepts have spread to as many as 40 countries including Japan, the Netherlands, USA, Brazil and has been curing patients from diseases,” Dr. Manoj Nesari, Advisor, Ministry of Ayush, said.
AIIA Director, Professor (Dr) Tanuja Manoj Nesari informed that within five years of its inception, the AIIA has treated as many as 15 lakh patients.