Government Launches Mission Madhumeh

IAS Prelims 2023

Government has launched Mission Madhumeh. The First ever National Ayurveda Day is being celebrated throughout the country on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti .

A Seminar on “Prevention and Control of Diabetes through Ayurveda” was held in the capital New Delhi. An Ayurveda Day logo was also released on the occasion.

India has seen a surge in the incidence of diabetes over the last 15 years, especially among the younger generation.

The focus of the government should be on youth and pregnant women with respect to diabetes control and management.

Since mental stress could be one of the important reasons behind diabetes, a holistic management of the disease is required including Ayurveda, Unani, Naturopathy, Yoga and lifestyle management.

Minsiter of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shripad Yesso Naik launched the “Mission Madhumeh through Ayurveda”.

Each year, a single disease will be kept as a theme to generate awareness about prevention and control and to promote efforts of research through year long activities. Accordingly, the Madhumeh Mission has been declared as the first theme for the year 2016.