New Delhi, September 20, 2021: Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal visited Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine and other four research councils and the two National Commissions situated in the Central Councils Combined Building Complex (CCCBC) at Janakpuri, New Delhi on September 18, 2021.
During his address on the occasion, Shri Sonowal said that Ayush Aahar should be promoted throughout the country. This will also help saving the youth from the ills of junk food. He laid emphasis on the involvement of people at the grass root level. He also added that team spirit and hard work is needed to bring in effective change.
During the interaction, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush 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’.
Hon’ble Minister interacted with Director General Prof. Asim Ali Khan and senior officers of the CCRUM about research activities and appreciated its functioning and research endeavours. He also appreciated the infrastructure of CCRUM’s institute in Srinagar that he visited last week. Further, he visited CCRUM library and was briefed about the large collection of about 200 manuscripts and as many as 17000 scientific documents. He was also informed about the scientific activities and publications of CCRUM. The Minister also showed keen interest in the research publications of the Council. Hon’ble Minister also interacted with officers and scientists of all the offices in the premises of CCCBC.
Shri Pramod Kumar Pathak, Special Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Ms. Kavita Garg, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Shri D. Senthil Pandiyan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Ayush , Prof. Asim Ali Khan, Director General, CCRUM & Advisor (Unani), Ministry of Ayush, Dr. N. Srikanth, Director General, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Dr. Anil Khurana, Director General, Central Council for Research in Homeopathy & Chairman of National Commission for Homoeopathy, Vaidya Jayant Deopujari, Chairman, National Commission for Indian System for Medicine, Dr. Raghvendra Rao, Director, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, Dr. Manoj Nesari, Adviser (Ay.), Ministry of Ayush were present on the occasion.