Context: Manipur Governor La Ganesan inaugurated the ‘Ayurveda Parv’ – a three-day Ayurvedic Mela on 9th September. Services like free doctor’s consultation, free medicines, free yoga training, and an AYUSH exhibition will be available during the mela, which is being organised by the Vinoba Seva Pratisthan under the sponsorship of the Union Ministry of AYUSH.
- Alternative medicine system with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent
- Concepts and principles of Ayurveda give stress on holistic development of people. It is considered to be the most effective way to treat a wide range of ailments and live a healthy lifestyle
- The primary objective of Ayurveda is to seek a balance between body, mind and spirit, said the Governor.
- Ayurveda recognizes three fundamental forms of subtle energy as ‘vasta, pitta and kapha’