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Jagdeep Dhankar at ICMR Foundation Day programme: There’s a need to develop fitness culture in the country – Times of India

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Belagavi: Vice-President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar emphasised the need to develop a fitness culture in the country so that every Indian is fit and healthy, contributing positively to India’s march towards ‘Viksit Bharat’ in 2047. Addressing the 18th Foundation Day celebrations of the ICMR – National Institute of Traditional Medicine (NITM), Belagavi, on Monday, the Vice-President underlined the importance of focusing on ‘what is already within our knowledge, our wisdom’ when it comes to health.Recognising that India’s rich tapestry of traditional medicine, encompassing Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, and Yoga, is a testament to the profound wisdom of our ancestors, he said: “They embody a perfect blend of science, philosophy, and spirituality, emphasising the harmonious balance between mind, body, spirit, and nature.” Stressing the need to protect our biodiversity and traditional knowledge for future generations, Vice-President Dhankhar called for involving every village in the task of making the country health-conscious and health-aware. Praising the researchers of NITM for working towards affordable solutions to many modern-day diseases, the VP Dhankar made an appeal to corporate and public leaders to support research and development. Vice-President’s wife Dr Sudesh Dhankhar, Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Dr Rajiv Bahl, secretary, DHR & director general, ICMR, Anu Nagar, joint secretary, DHR, Dr Subarna Roy, director, NITM, faculty, students, and other dignitaries were present. TNN

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