Oct. 30, 2019

Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India celebrated Ayurveda Day on 25th October, 2019 on the day of Dhanvantari Jayanti (Dhanteras). On this occasion, Ministry also facilitated Ayurveda experts with "National Dhanwantari Ayurveda Award."

National Ayurveda Day: 

  • Objectives of Ayurveda Day: Create a sense of awareness about Ayurvedic principles of healing in society in today's generation.

  • Date of Celebration: It is celebrated every year on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras) since 2016.
    • Lord Dhanvantari is considered as divine propagator of Ayurveda.

    • He is conferred with the virtues of granting health and wealth. Therefore, Dhanvantari Jayanti was preferred for celebration of Ayurveda Day.

National Dhanwantari Ayurveda Award:

  • The award instituted by Ministry of AYUSH is conferred every year on the Ayurveda Day.

  • It is conferred on Ayurveda experts possessing qualifications included in II, III, IV schedule of IMCC Act, 1970 and having profound contribution to the field of Ayurveda.

  • A cash prize of Rs. 5 lacs along with citation are given to the awardees.

Source : PIB