TDT | Manama
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The sixth Ayurveda Day was celebrated in Bahrain this year on the theme ‘Ayurveda For Nutrition’, under the patronage of the Indian Embassy.
Indian Ambassador Piyush Srivastava inaugurated the event, in the presence of Dr Mariam Al-Jalahma, the CEO of National Health Regulatory Authority, Dr Abdulrahman Bu Ali, a former Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Dr Varghese Kurian, the Chairman of the Al Namal business group.
More than 100 practitioners of Ayurveda participated in the event held at Best Western Olive Hotel, where Bahrain resident and a well-known Ayurveda and yoga practitioner Tracey Burrows talked about incorporating Ayurvedic nutritional elements into the daily diet. The event, arranged under the guidance of Sekhar S. of Kottakkal Ayurveda, was supported by Santhagiri, Vaidyaratnam Ayurvedic Health Centre, and the Gouranga Ayurvedic Centre.
A zoom cookery demo anchored by Kotakkal Arya Vaidya Sala in Kerala, India, followed. They curated a special Ayurvedic menu with Indian Taj Hotel’s award-winning Wellness brand JIVA’s Ambassador, Sheric Dorairaj, and Chef Karthik. The demo showcased the traditional mung dal pancakes of Andhra Pradesh called “Pesarattu”.
The event was also broadcast online as a Zoom Webinar. “The global Ayurvedic herbs market accounted for $9.57 billion in 2020 and is poised to reach $21.60 bn by 2028, growing at 10.8% from 2021 to 2028,” said Sekhar.
He added:” “In Bahrain, the NHRA has been encouraging and very supportive of the ayurvedic branch of medical treatment, and the Kingdom has a thriving network of licensed Ayurvedic treatment centres and pharmacies.” A high tea featuring specific, easy-to-prepare Ayurvedic items such as Cauliflower and Chickpeas Tikki, Sweet Potato Wedges, Avocado and Hummus dips and herbal tea infusions rounded off the event.
The event also spotlighted Ayurvedic treatment and facilities available in the South Indian state of Kerala. Ayurvedic product range available in the market of Bahrain were on display. Ayurveda day is observed every year on Dhanwantri Jayanti for creating awareness on the power of Ayurveda and promoting the principles of Ayurveda on healing.