As India continues to disclose over 10,000 COVID-19 cases in recent days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Sunday that the country’s war against COVID is ongoing, and holistic healthcare has had a global effect in this fight.
“Our fight against COVID is still on, and holistic healthcare has made an impact across the globe in this fight. AYUSH is now gaining prominence worldwide, leading to an increase in AYUSH exports,” said Prime Minister Modi today while addressing the monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
The Prime Minister highlighted that there has been an increase in the research being done on ayurvedic plants.
The Prime Minister said, “During COVID-19, there has been an increase in the research being done on ayurvedic plants.
In July, the Indian Virtual Herbarium has been launched which has over 1 lakh specimens and scientific information about them.”
The Prime Minister in his monthly radio address informed that the Indian Virtual Herbarium is set to become an important resource to preserve plants and knowledge around our botanical diversity. “It has more than 1 lakh specimens so far,” he said.
Highlighting the contributions of entrepreneur Subhash Kamboj, the Prime Minister said, “Subhash Kamboj through scientific beekeeping has been able to increase his honey business from just 6 boxes to over 2,000 boxes.”
The Prime Minister also mentioned that in Karnataka, another entrepreneur named Madhukeshwar took a subsidy from the government for 50 bee colonies. “Now, he has over 800 colonies and is making various kinds honey,” he said.
Highlighting that in Ayurveda, “Honey has been called Amrit”, the Prime Minister said, “Honey is not only tasty but has several health benefits. Nimit Singh in Lucknow is one such person who instead of doing a job decided to become a honey producer and is now also working on training farmers in rural areas.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ movement will be held from August 13-15, and urged citizens of the country to use ‘tiranga’ as their profile picture in social media accounts between August 2 and August 15.
“Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, from the 13th to the 15th of August, a special movement – ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is being organized. Let us further this movement by hoisting the National Flag at our homes,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi today while addressing the monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
“August 2 is the birth anniversary of Pingli Venkhaiya who designed the National Flag. I urge all to use ‘tiranga’ as profile picture in social media accounts between August 2 and August 15,” he said.
‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is a campaign organised by Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to carry the Tiranga home and hoist it to commemorate India’s 75th year of independence.
Prime Minister Modi declared on the 91st edition of the monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat that India is about to experience a magnificent and historic moment as it celebrates 75 years of independence.
“My dear countrymen, today we started our discussion on 75 years of Independence, with a visit across the country. The next time we meet, the journey of our next 25 years would have already begun. We all have to join for our beloved tricolour to be hoisted at our homes and those of our loved ones. Do share with me how you celebrated Independence Day, if you did anything special, this time. Next time, we will talk again about the different colours of our Amrit Parv. Till then, I take leave of you. Thank you very much,” said PM Modi.