The Itoozhi Ayurveda Foundation, in its commitment to spreading the goodness of Ayurveda through meaningful, sustainable initiatives, has launched the Oushadha Kanji project for School children, starting with Mayyil. In its pilot project that popularises the traditional monsoon diet that got underway at the ALP School, Mayyil, 400 school children will be introduced to the wholesome, curative goodness of the traditional Ayurvedic gruel, commonly known as Karkkidaka Oushadha Kanji, which boosts immunity, replenishes vital elements and iron in the body and rejuvenates the body during the month of Monsoon, Karkkidakom.
Itoozhi’s monsoon Ayurveda diet for school children
The project will run for the first 5 working days of the week of the school, distributing the traditional Ayurveda gruel, piping hot, to its 400 students, free of cost, just before they leave school in the evening. A selected group will be monitored via their oral feedback on general well-being. Dr. I Bhavdasan Naboothiri who inaugurated the Oushadha kanji Project expressed hope that activities such as this would help the current and coming generations rediscover the healthy alternatives that Ayurveda prescribes which imparts health, well-being, and longevity as opposed to the quick-fix, proprietary, cosmetic solutions one usually goes for in times of ill-health.
Malayala Manorama’s coverage of the Initiative.
The initiative will be gradually extended to all schools across Mayyil, and the district, with the hopeful participation of AYUSH and the State Health Department. At the inaugural event, Dr. I Unnikrishnan Namboothiri from Itoozhi Ayurveda also had a talk with the students on Immunity and Eating Habits which was an eye-opener for the young minds and the academic faculty of the school.