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Dr Munjpara Kalubhai unveils “Science Behind Suryanamaskar” book at AIIA

The book “Science behind Suryanamaskar” has been compiled by the AIIA’s Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga

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Minister of State for AYUSH Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai today unveiled a book titled “Science behind Suryanamaskar,” a collection of evidence-based research on one of the most well-known Yoga asanas at the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), a statement from the institute notified.

In addition to it, the minister felicitated the organisers of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programme 2022 that was held at the institute from 22nd-27th August, 2022. Organised by the departments of Swasthavritta, Panchakarma and Dravyaguna, in association with Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (RAV), New Delhi, the programme saw participation from more than 80 teachers from 96 institutions in 18 states, the statement added.

The book “Science behind Suryanamaskar” has been compiled by the AIIA’s Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga. While launching the book, Dr Kalubhai congratulated the teachers and scholars of the Institute for their hard work and their efforts to highlight the scientific basis of Indian traditions and practices.

Further, addressing the CME participants, he said, “I thank the Ministry of AYUSH for continuing this initiative and congratulate AIIA and RAV for organising such a grand programme efficiently. It is great to see that hands-on training on the latest technological tools was being provided to the participants, and scientific sessions of Panchakarma procedures and field visits have been organised for their benefit. All this, combined with the various enlightening sessions on immunology, environment, health, therapeutic yoga and basic medical statistics, will surely raise the status of Ayurvedic studies in India.” He motivated the participants by sharing insights on how Ayurveda has now gained global acceptance and what it means for students pursuing Ayurveda study.

The minister also inaugurated the new Panchakarma Room in the Hospital block and flagged off an e-rickshaw and a public ambulance for AIIA.

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