The National Naturopathy Day is annually observed across India on November 18th to create awareness about naturopathy and to promote drugless systems of medicine to prevent diseases by altering diet and lifestyle.
- The day is annually observed by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy(AYUSH).
- 18th November 2021 marks the observance of the 4th National Naturopathy Day.
First National Naturopathy Day:
The first ever National Naturopathy Day was observed by the Ministry of AYUSH in 2018.
Significance of November 18:
On 18th November 1945, Mahatma Gandhi became the lifetime chairman of the All India Nature Cure Foundation Trust and signed the deed with the object of making the benefits of Nature Cure available to all classes of people.
National Conference on Naturopathy:
i.As a part of the observance of National Naturopathy Day 2021, the Ministry of AYUSH, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy and the National Institute of Naturopathy has organised the National Conference on Naturopathy 17th to 18th November 2021.
ii.The conference was held under the theme “Poshan Aahar & Rog Mukt Bharath”.
i.Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a form of alternative medicine.
ii.It is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself.
iii.It includes several therapies, including herbs, massage, acupuncture, exercise, and nutritional counseling.
National Institute of Naturopathy(NIN), Pune:
i.National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune, Maharashtra is an autonomous body under Ministry of AYUSH,
ii.The National Institute of Naturopathy instituted on 22nd of December 1986 is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860.