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Context: The Central Council for Research in Ayurveda Sciences (CCRAS), under the Ministry of Ayush, has launched the “Ayurveda Gyan Naipunya Initiative” (AGNI).
The Ayurveda Gyan Naipunya Initiative (AGNI) Initiative is a program launched by the Central Council for Research in Ayurveda Sciences (CCRAS), Ministry of Ayush, to promote and support research and documentation of innovative practices in Ayurveda. The initiative aims to bridge the gap between traditional Ayurveda knowledge and modern scientific evidence.
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Goals and Purposes of AGNI Initiative
- Encouraging Evidence-Based Practices: Aimed at fostering a culture of documenting and reporting evidence-based practices among Ayurveda practitioners.
- Establishing a Reporting Platform: Creating a venue for Ayurveda professionals to share their novel practices and experiences in treating various health conditions.
- Documenting Successful Treatments: Compiling effective treatment methods for various diseases to serve educational and academic needs.
- Fostering Collaboration and Capacity Building: Identifying practitioners keen on collaboration and enhancing their skills through training in research methodologies and clinical practices.
- Research and Mainstreaming of Practices: Conducting research to bring practical, pragmatic practices into the mainstream through scientific substantiation and evidence-based evaluation.
Collaborative Efforts with Institutions of AGNI Initiative
CCRAS will collaborate in recording and disseminating medical practices and therapeutic approaches, working alongside the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) for purposes that benefit education and academia.
Benefits of Participating in the AGNI Initiative
Participating in the AGNI Initiative provides Ayurveda practitioners with several benefits, including:
- Recognition for their innovative practices
- Opportunity to publish their work in a dedicated online repository
- Potential for collaboration with researchers and institutions
- Contribution to the advancement of Ayurveda knowledge and practice
Future of the AGNI Initiative
The AGNI Initiative is expected to play a significant role in advancing the field of Ayurveda and bringing it to the forefront of modern healthcare. CCRAS is committed to continuing the initiative and expanding its scope to further support the Ayurveda community and promote the development of evidence-based Ayurveda practices.
Other Programs of Central Council for Research in Ayurveda Sciences (CCRAS)
- SPARK (Studentship Program for Ayurveda Research Ken): This initiative is designed to nurture the research ideas of young undergraduate students studying in Ayurveda colleges throughout India.
- PG-STAR (Scheme for Training in Ayurveda Research for PG Scholars): This scheme focuses on enhancing the quality of research among students who are pursuing postgraduate courses in Ayurveda.
- SMART (Scope for Mainstreaming Ayurveda Research in Teaching Professionals): The goal of this program is to amplify scientific research in the field of Ayurveda through integration with Ayurveda colleges and hospitals.