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No more an acronym, AYUSH to be adopted as a word

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The and Technical (CSTT) has decided to adopt the "AYUSH" as a word, both in the English and languages, for scientific and technical purposes, an release said today.

The CSTT adopted the as a word based on a proposal of the

The ministry in the release said "AYUSH" became popular as the for five traditional systems of medicine -- Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.

The release said that as per the commission, the word "AYUSH" will have the meaning "traditional and of and healing, which include Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy etc".

Based on the ministry's proposal, the CSTT has decided to adopt the same (AYUSH) as a word in both the and English languages for scientific and technical purposes, it said.

said it would underline the essential unity of all the of healing.

"This decision would add strength to the efforts of the ministry to develop integrated solutions to manage the public health challenges of the country," he said.

"Today's decision would in the long term, highlight the unifying features of the different systems. This decision will also give a boost to India's efforts to find a place for the Indian systems of in the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization," Naik said.

The CSTT was formed in 1960 with the objective to evolve and define scientific and technical terms in and all Indian languages.

Several words have gone from Indian languages to English, a said.

"It is apt the word 'AYUSH', which originally meant life in Sanskrit, will gain importance in the English language with a meaning complementary to traditional systems of healthcare," the said.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 20:30 IST