In a written reply to a question on whether the government has any plans to integrate AYUSH knowledge with the curriculum from school level, AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonwal said, “Yes, the National Education Policy Implementation Committee, 2020 department includes experts from AYUSH Ministry of Higher Education.”
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“As per the meeting of the Implementation Committee held on July 19, 2021, a report has been shared by the Ministry of AYUSH regarding inputs for implementation of the new education policy,” he said. “Furthermore, the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), a team of experts, a reputed university under the Department of D-Novo, has designed a curriculum based on Ayurveda and yoga for school children in grades 1 to 10/12 ৷ Nursery, LKG and UKG. Including the level which has been sent to the Department of School Education and Literacy, ”said Sonwal.
Whether the government has developed an immunity boosting kit to protect children under the age of 16 from COVID-19 until a vaccine is available, the minister said, adding that the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has created a ‘bala’ to increase immunity. Protective kits for children this age.
This kit has been made under the strict guidance of the Ministry of AYUSH. It fights common infections and keeps children healthy. The kit contains syrup Bal Ayu Raksha Kwatha (base component) which has medicinal properties in addition to Anura oil, Samshamani Bhati and Chavanprash, Sonwal said.
It is manufactured by the Indian Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited, an enterprise of the Government of India, at its Uttarakhand-based plant, he said.
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