“India is a country of villages and has the traditional medicine system – Ayurveda. No alternate medical system has taken its place yet,” Kovind said.
He called upon experts in Ayurveda to work towards boosting research, documentation and validation in the field and make this Indian medical system popular.
The people’s inclination towards Ayurveda grew during the testing times of COVID-19 pandemic when it saved many lives, he noted.
Kovind lauded Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai Patel and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for revving up health facilities and Ayurveda in the state.
Madhya Pradesh should strive to become an Ayurveda destination in the country, he said, adding that Chief Minister Chouhan has been showing keen interest in this medical system.
“If MP turns into an Ayurveda centre in the country, the credit for it will go to the public and the government,” Kovind said.