AYUSH has an important role in controlling the second wave of Corona: President

Lucknow: President Ramnath Kovind laid the foundation stone of Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath Ayush University by performing Bhumi Pujan. On the initiative of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a milestone was achieved courtesy  President Ram Nath Kovind to preserve and promote ancient and traditional medical systems. The President laid the foundation stone of the first AYUSH University of Uttar Pradesh with the aim of regulating the session, syllabus, examination and results of different colleges and making the benefits of these medical systems more accessible to the common man.

It is a matter of pride for Purvanchal that the foundation of this first AYUSH University is being established in the name of Mahayogi Gorakhnath. In the foundation stone laying ceremony of AYUSH University, President Ram Nath Kovind said that the importance of AYUSH techniques of repute since Vedic times. It has been established even in modern times that AYUSH has played an important role in controlling the second wave of corona.

Arriving at the foundation stone laying site of Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath Ayush University, President Ram Nath Kovind first laid the foundation stone by worshiping the ground amidst Vedic chants and after reaching the stage unveiled the foundation stone.

The President’s wife and first lady of the nation, Savita Kovind, Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also participated in the Bhoomi Pujan program.

Addressing the gathering at the foundation stone laying ceremony, President Kovind said that health has been given utmost importance in our country since Vedic times. The body is the first tool to achieve any goal.

Mahayogi Gorakhnath, who awakened the spirit of social awakening through yoga, has said, ‘Yade Sukham Tad Swargam, Yade Dukham Tad Narkam’.

The President said that since ancient times, many methods of keeping the body healthy have been prevalent, they are collectively called AYUSH. The popularity of AYUSH has grown tremendously over the past two decades. It is also providing employment to a large number of youth.

The President said that we have been told here, the first happiness and healthy body. Goswami Tulsidas has also said, “Large parts of manus tan paava”. Ayush is important in keeping the human body healthy.

He expressed happiness to say that AYUSH University is being established in the name of Mahayogi Gorakhnath and soon all AYUSH institutes in Uttar Pradesh will be able to do better work by being affiliated with it.

He added – We are all familiar with the usefulness of yoga in the field of public health by President Kovind. The yoga of India is as ancient as its culture. The importance of yoga is well known from the time of Rigveda. Yoga remedies are perfect in relieving stress and anxiety.

He further said that the contribution of Mahayogi Gorakhnath in the field of yoga is unforgettable. The life of Gorakhnath  was very sublime, that is why Kabirdas has described him as immortal in Kalikal.

Goswami Tulsidas  used to say, Gorakh Jagayo Yoga. Guru Gorakhnath himself used to say on the importance of Yoga Shastra, one who has studied Yoga Shastra regularly does not need any other scripture. The President said that Yoga is the best example of India’s unity in diversity.

He said that the Siddha system of medicine was developed by Natho-Siddhas. This method is still prevalent in South India today. Under this mode, Mahayogi Gorakhnath was the originator of making emergency medicine from minerals.

The President expressed his views on the importance of Ayurveda and Naturopathy. He said that Ayurveda is the oldest medical system in which full attention is also paid to the balance of mind, body and soul. Whereas naturopathy shows us the way to be healthy from the natural resources available around our village.

He said that the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi was a strong advocate of naturopathy. He believed that the students should have complete knowledge about their body as well as the village and region as we have a wealth of herbs for naturopathy around us.

The President said that Yoga, Ayurveda and Siddha, the oldest of the systems of AYUSH, are a unique gift given by India to the whole world. He said that the facility of Ayush Health Center has also been made available at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Taking this chain forward, the work of developing Arogya Van in the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex was also started.

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