GUWAHATI: The Central Ayurveda Research Institute (CARI), Guwahati, organised a “Run For Ayurveda” event to raise awareness about the rich healing heritage of Ayurveda.
The event was launched from the Barsajai campus and saw the participation of over 150 individuals.
An initiative under the Ministry of Ayush, the run was part of a month-long celebration leading up to the 8th Ayurveda Day on November 10.
Ace international swimmer Elvis Ali Hazarika, inaugurated the event and was joined by Dr Dinesh Baruah, Assistant Director (In Charge) of CARI.
Stressing on the importance of India’s rich heritage in traditional medicine systems such Ayurveda, Yoga and Unani, among others, Hazarika expressed his happiness in being part of the event.
“I hope that our walkthrough the neighbourhood would send out a message to embrace this wonder of our rich Indian civilisation,” he said.
Dr Baruah, highlighted the efforts made under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the leadership of Union Minister of Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal.
“The ‘Run for Ayurveda’ event aims to create mass awareness about Ayurveda’s healing qualities and its time-tested effectiveness in providing patient care solutions,” he said.
Throughout the month leading up to Ayurveda Day, a range of activities has been planned, including a bike rally, school field visits, various competitions for school children, health camps, health talks, especially in rural areas, and street plays.
These activities aim to create widespread awareness about the healing and life-enriching capabilities of Ayurveda.
Dr Baruah expressed gratitude to Hazarika for supporting this cause and flagging off the run. He commended Hazarika’s remarkable achievements in swimming, making him a role model for younger generations to follow.