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Annual Ayurveda Day

EDM (Early Day Motion) 475: tabled on 22 September 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates the Annual Ayurveda Day on 2nd November, first celebrated by the Government of India in 2016; notes that in the midst of an international health crisis, Ayurveda, the science (Veda) of life (Ayus), offers a time-tested tradition of holistic and multi-faceted approaches to health and wellbeing; acknowledges Ayurveda as an ancient system of natural healthcare; recognises the World Health Organization’s recognition of Ayurveda’s ethos and value to humanity as preventative and curative for a wide range of health conditions, both physical and mental; notes that health means wholeness and therefore a holistic approach to the promotion of health is needed, at the heart of which is a comprehensive health education programme to bring the individual and society to harmony; further notes that Ayurveda addresses well-being through personalised dietary and lifestyle management strategies that are specific to an individual's unique physical and psychological constitution in all stages of life; and urges the Government to ensure that in its long term planning for the National Health Service, with its stated commitment to prevention of ill-health and promotion of good health, is implemented through establishing a new Department of Natural and Integrative Healthcare to respond to the public’s growing desire for freedom of choice in healthcare, and by providing natural healthcare education programmes in schools and colleges as a basis for improving the social and emotional wellbeing of all young people.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.