AYUSH should back capable people, says Ramdev

Kolkata: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday suggested to the AYUSH Ministry to bring forward people doing a commendable job in the disciplines of Indian traditional medicine, asserting that institutions can only succeed if they have capable people working in them.

“I have a suggestion for AYUSH… they should bring forward the people who are doing a good job, then only Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream for the AYUSH ministry will be fulfilled else only meeting and eating will happen and later cheating,” he said at the INFOCOM 2016 here to a query from an audience member on the absence of hos Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. company from the ongoing Seventh World Ayurveda Congress here.

Parrying questions, Ramdev seemed unaware about the event. “Which programme is going on,” he asked.

“Who are the organisers,” he posed, only to be told that Vigyan Bharati (part of RSS) and AYUSH were the primary organisers.

In response, Ramdev said: “Maybe the thought (of including Patanjali) didn’t cross their mind.”

Elaborating further, he said: “Modi created the AYUSH ministry so that the disciplines of traditional medicinal can progress. I agree institutions are very important but we should never forget that institutions can only move forward when those working in them are capable.”