(FM) - Union Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping & Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal, said today that the Ministry should promote Ayush Aahar throughout the country. This will also help saving the youth from the ills of junk food. The Minister was visiting the Central Councils Common Building Complex (CCCBC) in Janakpuri, New Delhi where he interacted with officers and scientists of all five research councils and two National Commissions under the Ministry that are located in the premises.
It is noteworthy that the Minsitry of Ayush is promoting Ayush based diet & lifestyle and is working in convergence with the Ministry of Women & Child Development in the Poshan Abhiyan to realize the ultimate goal of ‘Suposhit Bharat’. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in convergence with Ministry of Ayush has also released draft guidelines on Ayush Aahar, which will facilitate standardized Ayush based Aahar.
In the interactive session with officials and scientists, the Minister emphasized on the involvement of people till the grassroot level. He also added that team spirit and hard work is needed to bring in effective change. The results of hard work of the fraternity including the scientists, professors, doctors, technicians need to be propagated across the country and all around the world. He further said that the experience and expertise of the senior officials of the Councils, Commissions need to be utilised to enhance Ayush propagation.
During the interaction, Ayush Secretary, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha stressed on two things. He stressed that competency building should be the priority of all councils and ‘our research councils should develop such modalities that various units attached with these councils get more freedom to innovate’.