New Delhi January 10, 2018 The President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented the Pt Ramnarayan Sharma National Ayurved Award to seven eminent Ayurvedic scholars for the years 2008-2014 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi recently.

The awards have been instituted in the name of Pandit Ram Naryan Sharma founder of century old Baidyanath Ayurved to honour and encourage scholars in the field from various parts of the country. The awards are presented through Ram Narayan Vaidya Ayurveda Research Trust.

“The Ayurved scholars who received the awards included Vaidya Vivekanand Pandey from New Delhi for the year 2008, Vaidya late Ramchandra Ballal Gogte from Pune for the year 2009, Vaidya Jaiprakash Narayan from Bangalore for the year 2010, Vaidya G P Dube from Varanasi for the year 2011, Vaidya Krishnachandra Chunekar from Varanasi for the year 2012, Vaidya Sidhhinandan Mishra from Ranchi for the year 2013 and Vaidya Banwarilal Gaud from Jaipur for the year 2014.”said Mr Anurag Sharma, Executive Director, Baidyanath Ayurved .

"These awards are executed through Ram Narayan Vaidya Ayurveda Research Trust which promotes furthering the cause of Ayurveda in its curative and prophylactic aspects. Establishing institutes, Laboratories, Organizing conferences, and scholarships in the Ayurveda field”said Mr Sharma

Speaking on the occasion, the President Ram Nath Kovind said “Ayurveda is a holistic medical system for healthy living. It takes an integrated approach to the physical, mental, spiritual and social aspects of the human body, and their inter-linkages. Ayurveda and yoga are based on an exploration of the relationship between mind and body. The idea of ​​a healthy body being connected to a healthy mind or vice-versa is a powerful one. We should motivate future generations to focus on both aspects of the human personality – mental and physical.”

Addressing Ayurveda specialists present on the occasion, the President said “ modern lifestyle-related diseases are affecting people rapidly, and the world is looking to alternative medicines from India. Here Ayurveda can play an important role. The President said the specialists had a huge responsibility in establishing Ayurveda as a powerful medium for the prevention, treatment and management of such diseases.”

The Pt Ramnarayan Sharma National Award was instituted by the Ramnarayan Vaidya Ayurved Research Trust in 1982. It honours an eminent Ayurvedic scholar every year. The Award consists of a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a silver idol of Lord Dhanwantari and a citation.

Baidynath Ayurved is century old leader in Ayurvedic know-how , established in 1917 the Company has played a pioneering role in re-establishing ancient knowledge with modern research and manufacturing techniques

Today, Baidyanath produces the largest range of Ayurveda products with over 700 formulations, sold at over 1,00,000 retail outlets, catering to over 50,000 practitioners. Backed with decades of experience, modern infrastructural facilities, state-of-the-art technology and quality human resource, Baidyanath continues to live the role it had assumed decades age, that of a true heir to the legacy of Ayuveda.

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