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PM Narendra Modi addresses the 4th Global Ayurveda Festival 2021

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PM addresses fourth Global Ayurveda FestivalPrime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addressed the 4th Global Ayurveda Festival 2021 (GAF 2021), the largest Ayurvedic event held anywhere across the world. The event is held in a virtual format is organized by the Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) from March 12-19, 2021. The Festival aims to popularize Ayurveda & Traditional forms of Medicine.

  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is the industry partner. Invest India was the Strategic Investment Facilitation Partner.
  • Chairman of GAF 2021 – V Muraleedharan (Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs).
  • Around 25 Countries participated in the event.


  • The event was originally scheduled to be held in Angamaly, Kerala in May 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • International Ayurveda Seminar 2021 was organized with the Focal Theme : Strengthening Host Defence System –Ayurveda A Potential Promise.
  • International Delegate Assembly 2021 was held with the Theme: Globalizing Ayurveda – Scope, Challenges and Solutions International Business Meet 2021 was held with the Theme: Global Ayurveda Pharmacy – Practices, Possibilities and Policies.

Key Points from PM’s address

  •  Working to strengthen educational systems and facilitating the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha Unani & Homoeopathy drugs.
  •  National AYUSH Mission has been started for promoting AYUSH medical systems.
  • India’s policy regarding Ayurveda & other Indian systems of medicine is aligned with Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-23 of WHO.
  • WHO has also proposed the setting up of the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India.
  • He highlighted the UN’s decision to declare 2023 as ‘International Year of Millets’.

Recent Related News:

i.On September 15, 2020, the 4th edition of Global Ayurveda Summit was virtually inaugurated by Vice-President Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu on the theme “Emerging Opportunities for Ayurveda during Pandemic”.

About Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA):

President – G G Gangadharan
Location – Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala