Prime Minister Narendra Modi said AYUSH and Yoga are strong pillars of ‘Fit India’ movement.
He said Mahatma Gandhi used to believe that Naturopathy is a way of living. The Prime Minister said India has vast and ancient texts highlighting the importance of Ayurveda and Yoga. Giving away Yoga Awards to the winners for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga in New Delhi, Mr Modi said he makes full use of Yoga and Ayurveda in his life. He said that attending a program related to Ayush and Yoga on the very next day of launch of Fit India is a strange coincidence.
During the ceremony, Mr Modi released 12 commemorative postal stamps to honour eminent scholars, practitioners and Great Master Healers of AYUSH Systems. These commemorative postal stamps highlight the great work and acknowledge the achievements of the Great Master Healers of AYUSH Systems.
He also launched ten AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres located in Haryana. This is in line with Ministry of AYUSH’s commitment to make 12 thousand 500 AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres functional in next three years. The main focus of these centres will be empowering the community for self care by imbibing AYUSH based healthy food and lifestyle, social behaviour and use of medicinal plants for primary health care.