Centre of Excellence for Naturopathy would be setup in all districts of the State:CM 21-04-2015
Chandigarh, April 21: Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today announced to set up Centre of Excellence for Naturopathy in all districts of the State on the pattern of international level Naturopathy Centre being set up at Panchkula. The Chief Minister was speaking at a felicitation function organized to honour Yog Guru Baba Ram Dev who has been made the brand ambassador of Haryana to promote Yoga and Ayurveda in the State at Moti Lal Nehru School of Sports, Rai in district Sonipat today. On this occasion, a MOU was also signed between Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar and Government of Haryana. While Acharya Balkishan singed the MOU on behalf of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and AYUSH Mr Ram Niwas singed on behalf of Haryana Government. He said that the State Government would take yoga to every individual in the State besides the students. To ensure this, Vyayam Shalas would be set up in all about 6500 villages across the State. In the first phase, such Vyayam Shalas would be opened in 1000 Gram Panchayats over two acres of land. Coaches would be appointed in these Vyayam Shalas to impart training to the youth. Apart from this, PTIs would be provided refresher courses to enable them to teach yoga to students in schools, he added. While emphasizing the importance of human building in the development process of the Nation, the Chief Minister said that development of any society, state and the country could be gauged from the spiritual and intellectual development of its human resource. Mr Manohar Lal said that education plays a vital role in the human building. However, he said Reading, Writing and Arithmetic are insufficient to meet this purpose and suggested that besides the education, moral education needs to be inculcate among the students. This could be achieved through Yoga, which is being propagated in the country and abroad by Yog Guru Swami Ram Dev and Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi. It was the result of their efforts that Yoga got recognition world over and UNO has decided to observe World Yoga Day on June 21. The Chief Minister thanked Swami Ram Dev for accepting the proposal of becoming the Brand Ambassador of Haryana for the promotion of Yoga and Ayurveda and said that he would also be treated as State Guest whenever he visits the State. He said that Swami Ram Dev has been chosen as Brand Ambassador for his selfless contribution towards the promotion of Yoga and Ayurveda. On this occasion, he urged Swami Ram Dev to further promote Yoga in the State through the Patanjali Yogopeeth, Haridwar and offered all support and cooperation of the Government in this cause. Later, he also released a book entitled ‘Swasthya Ki Kunji’ written by Dr Jitender Gill and Parveen Gill. Speaking on this occasion, Health Minister Mr Anil Vij described today as a historical day for the promotion of Yoga and Ayurveda in the State. On his first visit to Haryana after becoming the Brand Ambassador, Mr Vij thanked Swami Ram Dev for accepting this proposal of the State Government. While describing the AYUSH as ancient system of medicine, he expressed concern that we are gradually moving away from this system. We have become more inclined towards westernization despite of the fact that our culture is richest among all. While unfolding the initiatives taken for the promotion of Yoga and Ayurveda in the State, the Minister said that Vyayam Shalas and Yog Shalas would be opened in all about 6500 villages of the State. He said that Swami Ram Dev has been requested to provide trained force for imparting training in these Vyayam Shalas and Yog Shalas. Apart from this, students would be imparted education in Yoga during the zero hour in all schools of the State. To ensure this, Capsule Course would be organized for all PTIs in the State. Apart from this, refresher course of all Ayurvedic Doctors has already been stared under the guidance of Swami Ram Dev and out of this, 150 such doctors have completed the same. Mr Vij said that world largest Herbal Forest would be established at Shivalik foot hills in district Panchkula and all varieties of medicinal plants would be planted in this herbal forest. This herbal forest would also be developed as a tourist place, he added. Haryana Education Minister Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said that Swami Ram Dev is not only the Brand Ambassador of Haryana but also of the World as 177 countries has acknowledged our ancient practice of Yoga and decided to observe June 21 as World Yoga Day. Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mrs Kavita Jain said that it was a matter of pride for the people of Sonipat that the felicitation function of Brand Ambassador of Haryana for promotion of Yoga and Ayurveda Swami Ram Dev has been organized in Sonipat. He also appealed swami Ram Dev to extend his outstanding contribution in the ambitious nationwide prgoramme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Programme launched by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi to eradicate the social evil of female foeticide from Haryana.