On the eve of World Unani Day celebrated every year on Feb 11, a day long programme was organised at goverment womens college Pulwama.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Pulwama attended the programme as the Chief Guest and Principle Degree College Pulwama was the guest of Honour.
DNO Ayush Dr. Ali Mohammad Reshi welcomed the guests and highlighted the role of Hakim Ajmal Khan in mainstreaming of Unani medicine In British India and its importance in the present day world.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer was also present on the occasion.
World Unani Day celebrates the Islamic Unani system of medicine. The day is observed on February 11, which is the birthday of noted physician Hakim Ajmal Khan, the pioneer of Unani medicine in India. Below, we look at this year’s theme, the history of World Unani Day, its significance, and key facts about Ajmal Khan.
World Unani Day is significant in the sense that it creates awareness about the potential of Unani medicine in global healthcare. It also pays tribute to Hakim Ajmal khan for his further development of the Unani system.
In India, Hakim Ajmal Khan revived and popularised the Unani system. He also built the Central College, the Tibbia College and the Hindustani Dwarkhana at Delhi. These are the three premier institutions for research on Unani medicine. He is also one of the founders of the prestigious Jamia Milia Islamia University and a founding member and president of the All-India Muslim League.
Appreciation awards were presented to best performing AYUSH Health Centres of Ratnipora, Larow Tral and AYUSH Unit D.H.Pulwama.
Several media men were also felicitated on the occasion for better coverage of AYUSH related activities in the district.
The programme was organised by Dr. Altaf Shah, Dr. Zahur, Dr. Nayeem including Farooq Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad, Shahid Ahmad and other supporting staff of DNO Office Pulwama.