The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu held a discussion on Thursday about the possibility of future cooperation between India and Nepal in the field of traditional medicine, specifically Ayurveda, as part of the celebrations for the eighth Ayurveda Day. Attending the event were representatives from colleges of commerce, the Ayurvedic Doctors Association of Nepal, and the Ayush industry in Nepal.
Deputy Chief of Mission Prasanna Shrivastava spoke on the initiatives that have been taken to promote Ayurvedic cooperation through knowledge sharing, skill development, and capacity building. She also discussed the collaboration between India and Nepal in the area of Ayurvedic medicine. Additionally, he stated that this year’s Ayurveda Day celebrations fit in nicely with India’s G20 Presidency theme, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.”
“India and Nepal work together in the area of Ayurvedic medicine, which is traditional medicine. It is a part of our group’s knowledge and experience. The tight cultural and historical ties between the two countries have been strengthened by the strong people-to-people ties that have grown over centuries, as seen by this collaboration. After addressing the assembly, Deputy Chief of Mission Srivastava stated, “We already have a framework for collaborating in the field of traditional medicine, which facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise and motivates everyone.
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According to Dr. Vasudev Upadhyay, Director General of Ayurveda & Alternative Medicine, Ministry of Health and Population, Government of Nepal, ayurveda is an accepted medical system in that country. He also emphasized the efforts made by the government to advance Ayurveda in Nepal.
The industrial viewpoint was given by Harkirat Singh Bedi, Business Head, Dabur Nepal, who also discussed how Dabur has created a supply chain for obtaining herbs from Nepal, creating chances for local communities to engage in sustainable herb growing.
From the standpoint of a practitioner, Dr. Shyam Babu Yadav, President of the Ayurvedic Doctors Association of Nepal, stated that Ayurveda is an integral element of Nepali medicine and emphasized its lengthy history in the country.