|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 284-286
Celebration of 7th National Ayurveda Day
Premkumar P Badwaik
Department of Swasthavritta, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education Research (DU), Wardha-442001, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Submission||06-Dec-2022|
|Date of Decision||08-Dec-2022|
|Date of Acceptance||10-Dec-2022|
|Date of Web Publication||31-Dec-2022|
Dr. Premkumar P Badwaik
Department of Swasthavritta, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education Research (DU), Wardha-442001, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Badwaik PP. Celebration of 7th National Ayurveda Day. J Indian Sys Medicine 2022;10:284-6
| Theme: ‘Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda -2022’|| |
Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre (MGACHRC), Salod (H), Wardha have organized several activities for ‘Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda’ from September 19, 2022 to October 23, 2022 under the themes specified by the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India. Since 2016, Ayurveda Day has been marked on dhanteras. Nonetheless, several activities have been held this year to promote Ayurveda and its exploration under the banners of Jan Sandesh, Jan Bhagidari, and Jan Andolan.
The programs were conducted as follows:
| Theme I—Ayurveda for Millenials|| |
Dr. Nishigandha Kubde, Assistant Professor, Department of Striroga and Prasutitantra, gave an awareness talk on women’s health care through Ayurveda on September 23, 2022 at Priyadarshini Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Wardha. In her speech, she mentioned the following points.
For an introduction to Ayurvedic principles, a woman should follow dincharya, ritucharya, and so on.
An explanation of the three Doshas or body types, as well as their characteristics.
The Ayurvedic view of a woman’s life.
Life stages of a woman—How to take care of yourself during adolescence, reproductive age, and perimenopause.
Hormones and the menstrual cycle from an Ayurvedic perspective.
Women-specific anti-aging therapies.
Herbs and foods to support the female reproductive system.
A woman’s various ailments and natural remedies.
Ayurvedic health maintenance for women.
The significance of both physical and mental health care. Every woman should do 30 min of Yoga in the morning regularly. If a woman in the family is healthy, the entire family will be healthy.
The importance of diet according to the six ritus, with an example of pitta dosha prakopa in sharad ritu and the use of household remedies for pitta dosha shamans.
Aside from that, the team displayed how to prepare kwath, phant, heem, and ksheerpaka while indicating and living their own lives. Along with the speech, she oversaw the display of Ayurvedic plants and their application in treating various gynecological conditions. She has received practical instruction in creating an ayurvedic concoction in the college’s lab.
| Theme II—Ayurveda Ahar (Grains, Millets/Rules)|| |
On September 27, 2022, at the MGACHRC, Salod (H), Wardha, Dr. Premkumar Badwaik, Professor and Head of Department (HOD), Department of Swasthavritta, gave an awareness session on the Ayurvedic Diet for Healthy Progeny. He spoke about the value of an Ayurvedic diet for producing healthy offspring. He added that because our bodies are composed of saptadhatus and tridoshas, our aahar (diet) should be nourishing and give the body nutrients for the offspring to be healthy and disease-free. He has also claimed that, when used properly, ahaar behaves like medicine. For the maintenance of health, there are some dietary guidelines that should be followed daily [Figure 1].
|Figure 1: Dr. Premkumar Badwaik - Awareness talk to undergraduate students|
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Dr. Bhushan Mhaiskar, Assistant Professor, Department of Samhita Siddhant, gave a presentation on the significance of an ayurvedic diet. He added that there are dietetic guidelines and the AshtaAahar Vidhi Visheshayatana for food consumption. He also discussed many types of diets and the value of a vegetarian diet in our daily lives. The same panchamahabhutas that make up our body also make up aahar. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that a nutritious diet is crucial for maintaining our health. Carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, minerals, and other staples of a diet are crucial for every metabolic process.
On September 28, 2022, Dr. Bhushan Mhaiskar conducted demonstrations of the usage of millet in recipes for the general audience. For the benefit of the students and the public, he has displayed a variety of millets, including green grams, horse grams, lentils, udid, bengal grams, and soybeans. The use of millet in daily life for the need for proteins, which are sources of energy, has been discussed by him and his graduate students. It aids in metabolism and muscle growth. It gives the body strength and aids in enhancing immunity and personality development.
Dr. Mayuri Bawane, Assistant Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, conducted an awareness program on Ayurveda Diet for Children, Youth, and Geriatrics on September 29, 2022. She mentioned three stages of life and how the diet should be consumed accordingly. The agni (digestive fire) changes with age. The diet should be digestible for the age group. A heavy diet is recommended for children, whereas a light diet is recommended for adults. After eating lunch or dinner, there should be some space in the stomach to allow for proper digestion. Diet is critical to our development. According to our Prakriti, it should be consumed wisely (constitution). Ayurveda contains detailed dietary guidelines.
Dr. Renu Rathi, Professor, Department of Kaumarbhritya, conducted an awareness program on Seasonal Ayurveda Diet as per the six seasons mentioned in Ayurveda on September 30, 2022, at New English School, Wardha.
Dr. Dipika Chakole, Assistant Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, conducted an awareness program on the Ayurveda diet for common symptoms/diseases for children, adults, and geriatric population on October 01, 2022, at Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved Hospital, Salod (H), Wardha.
| Theme III—Ayurveda for Senior Citizens|| |
Camp and discussion about the health issues for senior adults on October 3, 2022, at the adopted villages in Wardha district, Dr. Vinod Ade, Professor of the Department of Panchakarma, gave a health discourse on geriatric diseases, and Dr. Saurabh Deshmukh, Associate Professor of the Department of Kayachikitsa, treated the elderly citizens.
Students from the first and final years of the BAMS program performed the Nukkad Natak on Dincharya and Ritucharya [Figure 2]. They emphasized its significance in a street drama that was performed on October 7, 2022, in Dahegaon (Gawande), Ta-Dist-Wardha.
|Figure 2: Nukkad Natak on Dincharya and Ritucharya at Dahegaon (Gawande), Ta-Dist-Wardha.|
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| Theme IV—Ayurveda for mental wellbeing|| |
Dr. Rupali Sarode, a clinical psychologist, spoke to nonteaching employees about using Ayurveda to alleviate stress. On October 10, 2022, at MGACHRC, Salod (H), Wardha, discussed the value of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda in reducing job stress.
On October 12, 2022, Dr. Vidya Dole, Assistant Professor, Department of Rachana Sharir, and the first and third-year BAMS students presented a role play on Ayurvedic Aahar and its significance in day-to-day life at Selsura village Ta- Deoli, Dist-Wardha.
| Theme V—Ayurveda—Sharing of Experience|| |
On October 12, 2022, Dr. Vaishali Kuchewar, Dean, MGACHRC, Wardha, presented patients’ experiences and her experiences of Ayurveda with the first profession BAMS students and encouraged them by displaying successful clinical cases using Ayurveda [Figure 3].
|Figure 3: Dr. Vaishali Kuchewar sharing clinical experience with undergraduate students|
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On October 14, 2022, Dr. Premkumar Badwaik, Professor and HOD of Swasthavritta, and first and final BAMS students presented a role play on Ayurvedic therapy on Sandhivata in Isapur, Ta- Deoli, District-Wardha, and explained the value of Ayurveda to the villagers.
Ayurvedic discussion and experience shared by Dr. Shweta Parwe, Professor and HOD, Department of Panchakarma, with final BAMS students and encouraged them to do Ayurvedic practice through her successful case reports.
Ayurvedic discussion and experience shared by Dr. Sheetal Asutkar, Post Graduate In-charge, and Professor, HOD Department of Shalyatantra, regarding Ayurvedic surgical patients and encouraged final year BAMS students to do Ayurvedic practice in surgery through her presentation.
Talk on Ayurveda sharing of experiences Ayurveda-Sharing of Patients experience by Dr. Sadhana Misar, Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, has shared her successful clinical cases with the students of old and new final year students of BAMS.
On October 15, 2022, Dr. RoshanaBhutada, Professor and HOD, Department of Shalakyatantra, discussed her successful clinical stories of ear, nose and throat and inspired old and new final-year BAMS students. In continuation of the program poetry competition on Har din, Har Ghar Ayurveda was conducted, and Dr. Sumant Pande and Dr. Dnyanesh Joshi judged the students, and the best three students were awarded.
On October 17, 2022, at MGACHRC, Salod (H), Wardha Ayurveda Chef Competition was conducted. The recipes were judged by Dr. RoshanaBhutada, Professor and HOD, Department of Shalakyatantra, and Dr. Nitin Meshkar, Renowned Ayurveda practitioner of Wardha. The best three were awarded for innovative recipes in Ayurveda.
The events were planned for students, children, teenagers, geriatric groups, and the general public. Each event had 100–200 beneficiaries who enthusiastically participated and contributed to making this event successful.
Financial Support and Sponsorship
Financial and administrative support given by Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education Research (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra.
Conflicts of Interest
There are no conflicts of interest.
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