Panaji, November 14, 2018 … Union Minister of State for AYUSH Independent Charge (IC), Shri Shripad Naik laid foundation stone of All India Institute Ayurveda Yoga and Naturopathy (AIIAY&N) in the distinguish presence of Rajya Sabha MP, Shri Vinay Tendulkar, Minister for Health Shri Vishwajit Rane,Minister for Tourism Shri Manohar Azgaonkar,Chief Secretary, Shri Dharmendra Sharma, Shri Secretary,Ministry of Ayush Shri Rajesh Kotecha , at Dhargal yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Shripad Naik expressed his happiness and said that for last 2 years the project was in pipeline. This institute will be at par with AIIMS Ayurveda and will have a research centre, 100 bed hospital and will offer post-graduation and Phd Courses .Shri Naik also informed that Rs 300 crores will be spent in the first phase.
Shri Naik further stated that Good health is a matter of great concern, to maintain it, healthy living and a disciplined life is a must and Ayush aims to promote healthy living. Due to change in our life style, human are likely to suffer from various diseases he added. Shri Naik also informed that under AYUSH mission, 50 bedded hospital will be also set up in Margao and Sankhalim soon.Shri Naik also said that 80 per cent of the jobs in the institute will be reserved for locals of Pernem Taluka and Goans.
Shri Vinay Tendulkar, Rajya Sabha MP appreciated Shri Shripad Naik for his efforts in setting up the institute and said with institute coming up here,Pernem taluka will be more progressed and developed.
Expressing his happiness Shri Azgaonkar said, this is the historic day specially for the people from Pernem taluka as it is happening in Pernem .This project will help to generate employment and the first preference will be given to people of Pernem taluka he added.Shri Azgaonkar further said that development is taking place at every nook and corner of the state.
Addressing the gathering, Shri Rane credited Ayush Minister for setting up of this project and said this project will help in attracting medical tourism in Goa. Shri Rane further said that Ayurvedic and Homeopathy is used as alternative treatment all over the world as many tourist across the world travel to various places in India like Kerala, Bangalore to get ayurvedic treatment.
Shri Dayanand Sopte, Chairman of Goa Tourism and Development Corporation also spoke on the occasion.
Shri Sanjay Dalvi, Director, Directorate of Health Services, Shri PN Ranjit Kumar Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Dr Shivan and Bandekar, Medical Superintendent (MS) Goa Medical College, Smt Suvidha Teli ,Chairperson, Pernem Municipal Council, Councillors ZP Members, Panch, Sarpanch of Pernem Taluka were also present on the occasion.
Dr Dayanand Rao compered the function while Prof. Tanuja Nesari ,Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda(AIIA),New Delhi proposed the vote of thanks .