March 11th, 2022, Jaipur: The National Institute of Ayurveda and the Ministry of AYUSH commemorated their three-day AYUSH Expo and Food Festival at the Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur as part of the ongoing “Ayurveda Day” programs, which were themed “Ayurveda for Poshan.” The event will end on March 13th, 2022. Dr. Shubhash Garg, Hon’ble Minister of State for Ayurveda and Indian Systems of Medicine, Mr. Ramcharan Bohra, Member of Parliament for Jaipur City, Mr. Pramod Kumar Pathak, Special Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Prof. Banwari Lal Gaur, Ex-Chancellor, Rajasthan Ayurved University, Celebrity Chef Mrs. Pankaj Bhadouria, Mrs. Kavita Gard, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Ayush and other distinguished guests.
“Ayurveda has been an age-old tradition that all of us have followed in some way or another,” stated Dr. Shubhash Garg, Hon’ble Minister of State for Ayurveda and Indian Systems of Medicine. However, its significance appears to have waned over time, particularly among today’s youth. Therefore, we must include Ayurvedic Aahar in the curriculum for children in grades 6 through 12 to instill healthy eating habits in their daily lives. In addition, Ayush must take the lead in incorporating AAHAR for females in rural schools from 6th to 9th grades to address the ever-present problem of anemia in these students.
Mr. Ramcharan Bohra, Member of Parliament for Jaipur City, expressed his gratitude and greeted all attendees, including researchers, personnel, and scientists. “Through this Expo and food festival, Ayurved Mantralay and the National Institute of Ayurveda have demonstrated the importance of healthy eating habits and Ayurveda,” he said.
“Ayurved is India’s gift to modern civilization and the entire world,” remarked Mrs. Pankaj Bhadouria, Celebrity Chef. To keep our younger generations healthy, we must take satisfaction in adopting the healthy dietary practices recommended by Ayurveda and adapting them to our daily lives. We are who we are because of what we eat. Therefore, Ayurveda should be a part of everyone’s life.”
The program’s goal is to make Ayurveda and its role in fighting malnutrition more accessible to the general public and promote and expand prospects for Ayurveda-based entrepreneurs. Live performances, live recipe demonstrations, quizzes, Tribal Federation cultural programs, lucky draws, public talks, and many other events were held during the Expo.