New York, November 3
Consul General of India in New York Randhir Jaiswal said that Ayurveda, an ancient system of Indian traditional medicine, is a very dynamic science and a system that has a very strong spiritual dimension and is about introspection of oneself.
The Consulate General of India in New York organized a panel discussion titled ‘Ayurveda in Everyday Life’ on Tuesday on the occasion of Ayurveda Day 2021.
Moderated by author and Elements Truffles co-founder Kushal Choksi, the discussion included participation from Shankara Naturals CEO Bhushan Deodhar, Elements Truffles co-founder Alak Vasa and The Well co-founder and CEO Rebecca Parekh.
Jaiswal highlighted that Ayurveda is an ancient system of Indian traditional medicine and is equally relevant today in modern times. He said a lot is being done on Ayurveda in different parts of the world – from research institutes in Arizona to institutes and universities in India.
Ayurveda “is a system that has a very strong spiritual dimension. It is about introspection. That is why Ayurveda treats each individual as an individual,” which is not the case in other branches of medicine, he said.
“It is a very dynamic science,” he said, adding that Ayurveda is a “living experience” for many people around the world.
He stressed that Ayurveda has a very deep connection with nature and it deeply embraces nature.
Jaiswal underlined that the importance of Ayurveda and traditional medicine systems is increasing in different parts of the world, as he cited World Health Organization data showing that countries with national policies on traditional and complementary medicines increased from 25 in 1998 to 25. they were finished. 98 in 2018. Countries with health insurance cover for traditional and complementary medicines increased from 37 in 2012 to 45 in 2018. PTI