Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday visited the Dr Jiba Kanta Saikia Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital in Jorhat on the occasion of its 47th Foundation day. Established in 1972, it is one of the leading and pioneer government institutes of homeopathic education and health care system in the North-East.
The minister paid floral tributes at the bust of Dr Jiba Kanta Saikia who played an invaluable contribution towards the establishment of this college.
Speaking on the occasion Sonowal, said, “India is well known across the world for its rich and diverse heritage in treating ailments and enriching human lives for thousands of years. There is a huge avenue and opportunity for the traditional medicinal practices in the country. With this vision in mind, our dynamic leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been working hard to revamp and enable the Ayush system of medicine so that it can work with the modern medicinal practices to cure, heal and enrich human lives. Today, due to histireless effort in promoting the traditional medicinal practices, the Ayush sector has immense popularity and widespread acceptability across the world. Under his able leadership, the traditional medicinal practices has also gained much momentum along with the modern medicinal practice. The global market of India’s Ayush market has reached USD 18.2 billion which proves the effectiveness of Ayush system of medicine in enriching human lives.”
Interacting with the students, Sonowal further added, “It is a matter of great pride that Dr Jiba Kanta Saikia Homeopathic College & Hospital has been playing a pivotal role in promotion and popularisation of homoeopathy in the region. I must congratulate each one of you for this wonderful achievement. This must not stop and I call upon our young students and doctors to strive for more and play a strong role in the patient care. With the growing opportunity, we must seize the opportunity, provided through a renewed vigour among people for traditional medicine, for professional advancement as well as playing a crucial part in helping people to live a healthy and quality life. We remain committed to enable amenities that are required to reap this wonderful opportunity at hand with a larger goal ofmaking our people healthier and happier.”
The event was also attended by Tapan Kumar Gogoi, Lok Sabha MP from Jorhat, Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Rajya Sabha MP, Hitendra Nath Goswami, MLA of Jorhat, Rupjyoti Kurmi, MLA of Mariani, Dr Subhash Kaushik, Director General, Central Council of Homeopathic Research (CCRH), Dr Narayan Debnath, Principal, Dr Jiba Kanta Saikia Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Subhash Dutta, Vice Chairman, Assam State Housing Board; along with other senior officials from the ministry of Ayush and government of Assam.