August 28, 2021 By

President Kovind says Indian medicinal systems prove mettle in COVID times.
GORAKHPUR, Aug 28 (The CONNECT) - President Ram Nath Kovind today said AYUSH systems of medicine have played a vital role by increasing the immunity of people in the fight against COVID-19, especially in the second wave of the outbreak of the pandemic.

He was speaking on the occasion of laying of the foundation stone for the Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath AYUSH Vishwavidyalaya.

Just as the President began his address after foundation laying, it rained. The President described this coincidence as auspicious beginning for the project.

Addressing the gathering, the President said that many traditional and non-conventional systems of healthcare and healing have been prevalent in the country since ancient times. The Government has made continuous efforts for their development. For the systematic education and research of these systems of medicine, the Ministry of AYUSH was formed in 2014. He noted that Government of Uttar Pradesh had also established the Department of AYUSH in 2017. He was confident that with establishment of the Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath AYUSH University, AYUSH medical institutes of the state would be able to do better work in their respective fields by being affiliated with this university.

Kovind said that it is believed that Baba Gorakhnath has been one of the pioneers who have prepared medicines from minerals and metals as emergency medicines. Therefore, the naming of this University as “Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath Ayush Vishwavidyalaya” is quite appropriate.