Director-General of World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Prime Minister of Mauritius Mr. Pravind Jugnauth and
Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel joins on the occasion
Partnership of the World Health Organization and the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India in the establishment of GCTM
to fulfil the responsibility of service to humanity- PM
Prime Minister set five goals for the successful implementation of GCTM
Prime Minister of Mauritius
Every year Dhanteras is celebrated as Ayurveda Day in Mauritius
Due to the efforts made by the Prime Minister, India’s soft power in the world community has been raised- Chief Minister
Director-General of World Health Organization
GCTM will be instrumental in determining, researching and analyzing IPRs for traditional medicine, accumulating and enriching reliable information, and using innovation, technology, and artificial intelligence.
Gandhinagar, Tuesday: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Jamnagar today, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Mauritius Mr. Pravind Jugnauth and Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom. Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel, Union Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Mansukhbhai Mandaviya, Mahendra Munjapara and representatives of various countries, including invitees, were also present on the occasion.
With the establishment of the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India, an era of traditional healing methods has begun around the world. This is not just a stone laying program but also the beginning of a leading centre for those who believe in natural-traditional healing methods. It will help the world in giving an alternative medical solution, added PM.
The establishment of the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) is a partnership between the World Health Organization and the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India to fulfill its responsibility to serve humanity. In the upcoming twenty-five years, traditional medicine will become important for every family in the world.
Prime Minister set down five goals for the successful implementation of GCTM. First, to create a database of traditional knowledge system using technology; second, GCTM can create international standards for testing and certification of traditional medicines so that confidence in these medicines improves. Third, GCTM should evolve as a platform where global experts of traditional medicines come together and share experiences. He also asked the centre to explore the possibility of an annual traditional medicine festival. Fourth, GCTM should mobilize funding for research in the field of traditional medicines. Fifth, GCTM should develop protocols for holistic treatment of specific diseases so that patients could benefit from both traditional and modern medicine.
Expressing happiness on the venue of the WHO Center, The Prime Minister said “Jamnagar’s contributions towards wellness will get a global identity with WHO’s Global Centre for Traditional Medicine.” Shri Modi said that more than five decades ago the world’s first Ayurvedic University was established in Jamnagar. The city has a quality Ayurvedic institute in Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda.
Indian way of life through Ayurveda prefers a balanced diet, body-mind balance, as well as a yoga-pranayama-based routine. This knowledge of India will go a long way in the development of traditional medical practices here.
Prime Minister thanked Dr. Tedros for his kind words and said that he has now handed over this global centre to India. Prime Minister also thanked the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Shri Pravind Jugnauth for sending his wishes for the success of GCTM.
Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel said that, under the guidance of Prime Minister, the ancient heritage of Indian knowledge-traditional healing methods of Yoga-Ayurveda is being presented in a different form today for the purpose of global health protection. With the establishment of the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine, the motto ‘Bahujan Hitaya Bahujan Sukhaya’ will come true.
sIndia has a wealth of ancient traditional therapies like Yoga-Ayurveda. The centre would be an international platform for exchanging knowledge on 138 traditional medical practices from around the world, added CM.
The government under the leadership of the Prime Minister has decided to combine Ayurveda, Yoga and other AYUSH practices with the public health system. The important task of connecting this ancient knowledge with modern science in the 21st century will be undertaken by this Global Centre.
With the establishment of the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine has enhanced India’s soft power in the world community due to the efforts of Prime Minister to promote the Indian tradition of Yoga-Ayurveda. CM added that the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine will be operational for the whole world as a family, for everyone’s health and well-being. The Prime Minister has permanently marked Jamnagar-Gujarat on the map of Global Health Facilities.
Mauritius Prime Minister Mr. Pravind Jugnauth:-
Natural substances like herbs, minerals have been used for centuries to heal the human body. GCTM It will continue to be an authoritative and trustworthy centre for the promoting human knowledge. He said that Indian therapies have been implemented in Mauritius since the 1934, Moreover Ayurveda is the only method of treatment available there. Explaining its role he said that every year Dhanteras is celebrated as Ayurveda Day throughout Mauritius. He expressed his gratitude to India for involving Mauritius in the event.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Smt Sheikh Hasina:-
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Smt Sheikh Hasina virtually conveyed her message by saying that, the combination of traditional medicine and modern science could face new health challenges. Unani, Ayurvedic, Homeopathic remedies are widely used in Bangladesh, she added.
Bhutan Prime Minister Mr. Lotay Tshering:-
Bhutan Prime Minister Mr. Lotay Tshering virtually said that, Due to hilly areas and forestry in Bhutan there is a wider scope for the practice of traditional medicine. An integrated model of allopathy with traditional medicine is ideal for overall health care, he added.
Nepal Prime Minister Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba:-
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, India is on its way to become a global hub of natural medicine. He thanked the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the establishment of the Global Centre which would turn out to be great service to world health.
WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom:-
The creation of this Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India is becoming possible due to the competent leadership and commitment of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The new centre will be useful for health care around the world, through natural remedies, he added. He said that the centre at Jamnagar is an IPR centre for traditional medicine. It will be helpful in determining, conducting research and analysis, accumulating and nurturing reliable information, using innovation, technology and artificial intelligence. He added that through GCTM, Government, Medical Practitioners and Academicians will come on one platform as well as people from all over the world will come to Jamnagar, India and this centre of Jamnagar-India will reach out to the world. He also assured full cooperation from WHO in the coming days for the development of GCTM.
Union Minister of AYUSH Shri Sarbananda Sonowal:-
Union Minister of AYUSH Shri Sarbananda Sonowal said that, The World Health Organization (WHO) has taken a big step towards global health protection by establishing a global centre of traditional medicine in India amidst the difficult times of pandemic.
On this occasion Minister of Agriculture Shri Raghavji Patel, Minister of Health Shri Rushikesh Patel, MP Smt Bharti Shiyal, Smt Poonam Maadam, MLA Shri R.C. Faldu, Shri Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Pranami Sampraday’s Shri Krishnamani Maharaj, Mayor Smt Bina Kothari, District Panchayat President Shri Dharamsinh Chaniara, Chief Secretary Shri Pankaj Kumar were present.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat