- Union State Minister for Ayush and Women and Child Development, Dr. Munjpara Mahendra Bhai Flags-off the Bikers Rally of SWARC today from Ayush Bhawan, New Delhi.
- The rally from New Delhi to Kanyakumari will expedite propagation of Siddha system of Medicine.
- SWRAC will cover 8 States / UTs comprising 21 cities spanning 3333 Kilometres.
- Riders are Doctors/ Scientists/ Faculty supported by a technical team and a Marshall to guide.
- Total duration of the rally/campaign is 20 days.
- Awareness camps/lectures and programmes at prominent cities.
- Distribution of pamphlets, brochures, Siddha Medicine kits at landmark locations.
- Central Council of Research in Siddha (CCRS) and National Institute of Siddha Ministry of Ayush are the organizers of the campaign.
Honourable Union State Minister of Ayush and Women and Child Development Dr. Munjpara Mahendra Bhai Flags-Off Delhi to Kanyakumari Bikers Rally Under ‘Siddha’ Wellness Rally & Awareness Campaign organized by CCRS (Central Council for Resrach in Siddha) and (NIS) National Institute of Siddha, Ministry of Ayush. This flagging-of event took place at Ayush Bhavan, Ministry of Ayush campus new Delhi.The SWRAC is a transformative 20-days expedition covering approximately 3333 KMs. from New Delhi to Kanyakumari, showcasing the Siddha system of Medicine. The rally will pass through 8 states/ UTs, with 21 awareness camp points.
On this occasion Dr. Munjapara said that Siddha System of medicine is one of the oldest system of medicine. Considering the role and importance of Siddha in National as well as global Health and Wellness sector Ministry of Ayush has established the National Institute of Siddha and Central Council for Research in Siddha.
In the event welcoming all, Director National Institute of Siddha Dr. Meenakumari said that this bikers rally will support the Ayush system of medicine with it bikers rally we will disseminate the message of Siddha across the nation and connect youth from this ancient system of medicine. The bikers will serve as dynamic Siddha medicine ambassadors with a hashtag #ScientistsOnBike #DoctorsOnBike #FacultiesOnBike #ResearchersOnBike.
Along with Honourable Ayush Minister, Joint Secretary B.K. Singh, Joint Secretary Dr Kavita Garg, DDG Satyajit Paul, Advisor Unani MoAyush Dr. M.A. Qasmi, Principal Consultant MoAyush Pramod Kumar Pathak, President of Board of Unani, NCISM – Siddha and Sowa Rigpa, Dr. K Jagannathan and other dignitaries of were present during the event.
The program’s key features include awareness events, meet and greet sessions with Public representatives, Government Dignitaries, etc., featuring 20 bikers and 2 stand by bikers.
SWRAC includes a comprehensive media strategy to ensure that it receives widespread attention, resonates with diverse audiences and leaves a lasting impact in every region it traverses.
Siddha system of medicine is one of the oldest codified traditions of healthcare in the Indian sub-continent with novel therapeutic interventions and treatment modalities. It enjoys state patronage as part of the officially recognized Ayush systems and caters to considerable proportion of population through public and private health care facilities.
Siddha system has a growing institutional network for education and training, health services, research and manufacturing of drugs. Establishment of National Institute and Research Council for Siddha has galvanized the development process by imbibing quality benchmarks in postgraduate education and research, standardization and validation of drugs, improved outreach in the public health system and multifarious professional capacity of the Siddha practitioners.
The uniqueness of the Siddha medicine lies in its holistic approach — the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being by adapting simple lifestyle practices, dietary regimens relevant to six tastes, usage of safe and effective plant-based drugs and drugs of mineral and animal origin. Siddha system emphasizes the State of equilibrium of 3 vital forces – Vali, Azhal and Aiyam to lead a disease free life. According to Siddha System of Medicine, the life span of an individual is divided into 3 parts namely Vatha Kaalam, Pitha Kaalam and Kaba Kaalam each comprising of 33 years. Muppu, Siddha Kaya Karpam and Siddhar Yogam are the crowns of the Siddha system of medicine. External therapies like Varmam and Thokkanam also add strength to the system.
The core doctrine of Siddha medicine for healthy living is food and life style. ‘Food itself is medicine and medicine itself is food’ is one of the basic principless of Siddha system of medicine.