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National Ayurveda Students and Youth Association organises 'Herbal Treasure Hunt'

Kolkata: In a unique initiative, National Ayurveda Students and Youth Association (NASYA) in collaboration with Vishwa Ayurveda Parishad (VAP) – WB, National Pharmaceutical Consultancy Service (NPCI)–WB and Independent Research Ethics Society is organising "Herbal Treasure Hunt", a seven-day long competition where ayurvedic doctors and students have to capture selfies with minimum 55 herbs and plants and then send them with their local names,
Latin names and medicinal usage as a part of an awareness campaign.
NASYA and VAP members are eligible to take part in the programme. There will be six prizes, which will be distributed among the participants, who will be able to capture maximum number of selfies with the plants. Dr Sumit Sur, state president of the NASYA said almost all the plants have some medicinal values. The main purpose of the event is to make the people aware about the plants and herbs and their usage. This programme will help increase knowledge of
every individual.
The competition will start from 7 May and last till 13 May, during which the candidates will have to capture the selfies.
The competition will be conducted across the country starting from Monday. The candidate who will be able to capture maximum number of selfies with the plants and correctly send their names will be awarded the first prize.
Independent Research Ethics Society (IRES) has conceptualized the competition to enable the young and dynamic Ayurvedic doctors to identify medicinal plants.
Dr Pawan Kumar Sharma, president of IRES said: "We hope that the programme will be a huge success. This will help the students to acquire knowledge about the plants and trees."
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