The Naturopathy Day is annually observed across India on 18th November to promote health through the drug free form of treatment without the use of any form of medicine. The 18th November 2020 marks the 3rd Naturopathy Day of the ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH).
The theme of the 3rd Naturopathy Day 2020 is “Nurturing Vitality Through Naturopathy”. During 2020 celebration, three-day long programme was organized at the Nisargopchar ashram in Urli Kanchan in collaboration with National Institute of Naturopathy in Pune.
The Ministry of AYUSH celebrated the first Naturopathy Day in 2018, AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the first Naturopathy Day programme in New Delhi.
Events of Naturopathy Day 2020:
i.The National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune has organised a series of live sessions over the social media platform(Facebook) from 2nd October 2020, birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to 18th November 2020.
ii.The live sessions were aimed to promote the principle of Naturopathy among the general public.
iii.NIN is set to release a book titled “Gandhi the Healer” which is a collection of multiple works published by Gandhi.
iv.The ebook format of “Gandhi the Healer” will be available for free download in the NIN Website.
v.As a part of the 3rd Naturopathy Day celebration, the Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) organised various events from 17th to 18th November 2020.
vi.Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minister of AYUSH, participated in the inaugural programme of the 3rd naturopathy day 2020 that started on 17th November 2020.
What is Naturopathy?
i.Naturopathy is a rational and evidence based system of treatment with natural elements.
ii.It is based on the Theory of Vitality, Theory of Toxemia, Theory of Self Healing Capacity of the body and the principles of healthy living.
iii.The Indian form of Naturopathy includes, Yoga, Hydrotherapy, Diet & Fasting, Acupuncture, Chromotherapy, Magnet Therapy and indian concepts like Panchabhuta based understanding of health and disease.
Other related days:
i.Siddha Day is annually celebrated on the birthday of Agathiar. The 2020 Siddha Day was celebrated on 13th January 2020.
ii.Unani Day is annually celebrated on 11th February.
iii.Ayurveda Day is annually celebrated on the day of Dhanwantri Jayanti. The 2020 Ayurveda Day was celebrated on 13th November 2020.
About Ministry of (AYUSH):
AYUSH – Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy.
Minister Of State (Independent Charge)– Shripad Yesso Naik(North Goa Constituency)