Awareness campaign on yoga and Ayush practices held in Silchar
An awareness campaign on yoga session and Ayush practices for better nutrition was held at the community hall of Chota Dudpatil model village under Borkhola constituency here on Thursday.
SILCHAR: An awareness campaign on yoga session and Ayush practices for better nutrition was held at the community hall of Chota Dudpatil model village under Borkhola constituency here on Thursday. The programme was jointly organized by thd District Administration Cachar and Health Department. District Development Commissioner, Cachar Rajiv Roy graced the occasion as the chief guest in presence of Chief Executive Officer, Cachar Zilla Parishad and Additional Deputy Commissioner, Health, Eldad Lalthakum Faihriem and Senior Planning Officer, Ruli Daulagupu.
At the outset, all the dignitaries present were felicitated with a traditional shawl followed by lighting of lamp. While addressing the gathering, District Development Commissioner, Roy said, "Nowadays, Yoga is popular worldwide. It has reached almost every part of the globe. People practice yoga in some form or the other for spiritual or health purposes and to overcome stress.
"I would like to place on record my gratitude to various yoga schools in India which have tirelessly propagated and promoted yoga not only in India but also abroad. Today yoga is popular because of its therapeutic credentials as also for its overall benefits," DDC Roy added. Emphasizing on the various aspects of yoga practices, he stated that most of the modern-day health problems are because of sedentary life styles. And yoga is an efficacious means to overcome those diseases.
"The uniqueness of therapeutic benefits of yoga is that it can work along with any other drug systems of healthcare and this enables the practitioners of other systems of medicine, including modern medicine experts to prescribe yoga to the patients. I also urge all lactating mothers and pregnant women, those who are present here to include yoga in your daily routine," DDC, Roy quipped.
Chief Executive Officer Cachar Zilla Parishad and Additional Deputy Commissioner, Health, Faihriem, who was the guest of honour, said, "Ayush is the acronym of the medical system in India such as Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy. These systems are based on definite medical philosophies and represent a way of healthy living with established concepts on prevention of diseases and promotion of health."
Echoing the views of DDC, Roy, CEO Faihriem also stated that yoga has now become the icon of global health and many countries have started integrating it in their health care delivery system. He also stressed on the needs of practising yoga instead of taking medicines.
Senior Planning Officer, Daulagupu, in her address, stated that Dudhpatil has been identified by the Government of India for conversion into model village under PMAGY by taking gap filling and convergence projects. Schemes like installation of solar street lights, MI bund and roads have been taken up for execution under PMAGY scheme. She further stated that malnutrition is a condition that results from lack of sufficient nutrients in the body causing a person to experience fatigue, dizziness and growth related problems. It is common in children and lactating women and if left untreated, it can be life threatening, the most common effect being damage of the liver.
Malnutrition can be avoided and treated (if already diagnosed) by eating good home-made foods, indulging in healthy exercises like Yoga, taking nutritional supplements, etc. District Nodal Officer, Ayush, Dr.Manoj Kathar stated that Infant Mortality Rate and Maternal Mortality Rate can be reduced by Ayurvedic medicine and yoga. He advised the lactating mothers and pregnant women to consume fruits like dates, pomegranate, apple and add leafy vegetables in their daily diets which are the main sources of iron and calcium, stated a press release.