Vice President urges village panchayats to preserve medicinal plants

Belagavi, May 27 (UNI) Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar rallied for the conservation of India’s biodiversity and traditional knowledge during his address at the 18th Foundation Day celebrations of the ICMR on Monday.

Dhankhar underscored the significance of preserving traditional medicinal practices, urging every village panchayat to join in promoting health awareness. He called for a concentrated effort on medicinal and herbal plants, highlighting their potential to offer crucial healthcare solutions.

In his speech at the NITM event, he stressed the importance of fitness culture and lifelong learning for India’s advancement. The Vice President advocated for collective efforts to ensure every Indian’s fitness and health, aligning with India’s development goals by 2047.

Dhankhar commended researchers at the National Institute of Traditional Medicine for their endeavors in developing affordable solutions for modern diseases, urging corporate and public leaders to bolster research and innovation financially.

The events saw the presence of dignitaries including Dr. Sudesh Dhankhar, Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, ICMR Secretary DHR and Director General Rajiv Bahl, along with other esteemed guests.

Following the NITM event, the Vice President addressed the 14th Convocation of the KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (KAHER). Encouraging graduates to prioritize lifelong learning and national service, he urged them to contribute significantly to India’s developmental journey.

Highlighting the importance of resilience in the face of failure, he envisioned a prosperous India by 2047, driven by the dedication and expertise of its youth.

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