New Delhi, Nov 13 : India and Britain have together much to contribute as the world’s pre-eminent democracies to effectively address the many challenges faced by the world today, President Ram Nath Kovind said here on Wednesday.
Welcoming Charles, Prince of Wales, to India, the President said India and the United Kingdom 'are natural partners bound by historical ties and shared values of democracy, rule of law and respect for multi-cultural society. As the world’s pre-eminent democracies, our two countries have much to contribute together to effectively address the many challenges faced by the world today."
He congratulated him on his election as head of the Commonwealth, saying India considered the Commonwealth as an important grouping that voiced the concerns of a large number of countries, including the Small Island Developing States.
The Prince planted a champa sapling – plant native to the subcontinent which has several uses in Ayurveda – in the herbal garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was taken around the garden and shown different plants that have medicinal properties. The Prince showed keen interest in India’s alternative model of healthcare.
Mr Kovind thanked the Prince of Wales for his support for Ayurveda research. The Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation and the All India Institute of Ayurveda signed an MoU during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UK in April 2018.
Under the MoU, the All India Institute of Ayurveda and the College of Medicine, UK will be conducting clinical research on Depression, Anxiety and Fibromyalgia. They will also be undertaking training programme for the development of Standard Operating Protocol on “AYURYOGA” for UK Health professionals, an official release here said. (UNI)