Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS), Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, government of India and Nagaland University on Thursday inked a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of an Herbal Ayurveda Research Centre at Lumami, Nagaland University.
Ayurveda Research Centre was inaugurated by S. Jalaja IAS, Secretary Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi at the University Headquarters, Lumami. Delivering a brief inaugural address, the Secretary said Ayurveda dealt with propagation of traditional system of Indian medicine based mainly on herbs.
She explained how Ayurveda had been a part of healing process in the country since a long time back and added that Ayurveda had got a beautiful scientific system.
Expressing optimism that Research Centre would prove fruitful, she added Nagaland had a rich bio-diversity reserve and that its potential would be tapped so that people would be benefited to a great extent through the centre.
She further said that state’s rich herbal system would be integrated together to the centre and that traditional system of healing through herbs and other practices would be incorporated to the centre.
Earlier in the program, Prof. G.S. Lavekar DG, CCRAS, B. Anand IAS, Jt. Secy. AYUSH and Prof. K. Kannan Vice chancellor Nagaland University spoke at the program. The program was chaired by Prof. P. Lal Dean of Social Sciences.