A bipartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Central Ayurveda Research Institute (CARI), Guwahati and College of Veterinary Science (CVCS), Guwahati on Thursday here today. The signing ceremony was held after it was formally launched by the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH, Sarbananda Sonowal recently.
Dr Dinesh Baruah, Assistant Director (In-charge), CARI, Guwahati and Dr B. N. Saikia, Dean of College of Veterinary Science, Guwahati along with senior officials from both the institutions were present at the event. The CARI is an autonomous body under Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) and the CVCS is under the Assam Agricultural University (AAU).
The project will scientifically validate safety and efficacy of the Ayurvedic formulations for treating rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis through experimental animal models. This will pave the way for further study of the drug to treat arthritis in humans.
On this occasion, Dr Dinesh Baruah said, ”This initiative will tremendously boost the vision of Hon’ble Union Minister of AYUSH Shri Sarbananda Sonowal and will be a step towards taking Ayurveda to the grassroots. With the completion of the study, people will receive a scientifically proven Ayurvedic medicine which will increase acceptance of Ayurveda among the masses.”
Heads of both the organisations expressed their gratitude towards the Union Government and Union Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal and hoped that the initiative will provide great opportunities to the new age researchers.
Dr Pritam Mohan, Professor, CVCS; Dr Shantanu Tamuly, Assistant Professor, CVCS; Dr Manajit Bora, Research Officer (Pharmacology), CARI, Guwahati and Dr Girindra Kumar Bora, Research Officer (Biochemistry), CARI Guwahati were present at the ceremony.
About Central Ayurveda Research Institute (CARI), Guwahati: The Institute was initially started with a Unit of Survey of Medicinal Plants and Clinical Research in the year 1971 and it was upgraded to Regional Research Institute in 1979. Further it was renamed as North Eastern India Ayurveda Research Institute in the year 2009 and subsequently it was again renamed as Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Gastro-Intestinal Disorder. The Institute has its own Land and Building. The Institute was renamed as Central Ayurveda Research Institute with reference to the Letter vide. F.No.12-39/2015-CCRAS/Estt.4788, on 22nd Dec 2020.