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First National Unani Day on Feb. 11

Hyderabad: Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine (CRIUM) will organise the first National Unani Day on February 11. Birth centenary of Hakim Ajmal Khan is being celebrated as National Unani Day. Hakim Ajmal Khan a noted freedom fighter, renowned Unani medical practitioner and educationist was born in 1858. The celebrations will continue for the next two days.

According to Director-General, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Vaidya K.S. Dhiman a 2-day national seminar on ‘Skin diseases & Cosmetology in Unani Medicine’ will also be organised on February 12 and 13.

It must be noted that recently the Government of India has decided to declare February 11, the birthday of Hakim Ajmal Khan, as the National Unani Day which was proposed by the Union Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).

Union Ministers Shripad Yesso Naik (AYUSH) and B. Dattatreya (Labour) will preside over the National Unani Day celebrations. The programmes will also be attended by Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana Mohammed Mahmood Ali and Health Minister C. Laxma Reddy.