Itoozhi Ayurveda is celebrating the first National Ayurveda Day – announced by the ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) with the theme, Ayurveda for Prevention and Control of Diabetes, on October 28, 2016. The ministry announced its decision to observe Dhanvantari Jayanti, popularly known as Dhanteras, as National Ayurveda Day every year, this year being celebrated as the First National Ayurveda Day.
The logo for the National Ayurveda Day released by the ministry has the silhouette of Lord Dhanwantari in the centre of the logo represents the lord of Medicine. The five petals in logo symbolize Pancha Mahabhuta and three circles beneath signify Vata, Ptta, Kapha, the fundamental principles of Ayurveda. An oval leaf encircling the elements depicts the essence of healing through Nature based on these fundamental principles.
As Diabetes is an emerging challenge and more people are becoming victims of the disease it is the need of the time that People should learn to prevent and control it. Ayurveda can provide safe and effective ways for treatment of diabetes as well as prevention.