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10-November -2023

1. ESIC observes National Ayurveda Day (Dhanwantari Jayanti) - 2023

Topic: GS3 – government organisations

Context:

  • Rajendra Kumar, Director General of ESIC, highlighted the significant contribution of Ayurveda in curing humankind for centuries.
  • Ayurveda provides holistic treatment to the body and mind, addressing the root causes of diseases.
  • Over the years, research and development in Ayurveda have gained momentum, and its popularity has increased globally.

Contribution of Ayurveda:

  • Ayurveda introduced the concept of the doshas, which are three biological energies that are present in everyone.
  • The doshas are vata (air), pitta (fire),and kapha (earth). When the doshas are in balance, we are healthy. When they are imbalanced, we can experience disease.
  • Ayurveda developed a sophisticated system of herbal medicine. There are hundreds of different Ayurvedic herbs that are used to treat a wide range of conditions.
  • Ayurveda also introduced the concept of panchakarma, which is a five-step detoxification process that is used to cleanse the body and mind of toxins.
  • Ayurveda has made significant contributions to the fields of yoga and meditation. These practices are used to promote physical and mental well-being.
  • Ayurveda has also had a significant impact on cuisine and nutrition. Ayurvedic principles are used to create diets that are tailored to each individual’s dosha and needs.

About Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC):

  • ESIC is a statutory body established under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948.
  • It provides social security to industrial workers in the form of medical care, cash benefits, and other amenities.
  • ESIC is funded by contributions from employers and employees.
  • ESIC provides medical care to its beneficiaries through a network of hospitals, dispensaries, and other medical facilities.
  • It also provides cash benefits to its beneficiaries in the event of sickness, maternity, disability, or death.
  • ESIC also provides other amenities to its beneficiaries, such as vocational rehabilitation, unemployment allowance, and funeral expenses. 

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1975883

 

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