An ayurveda library with a collection of nearly 50,000 books, including old and rare manuscripts on the ancient Indian art of healing, is coming up here. //
To be built at the National Ayurveda Institute at a cost of over Rs.20 million, it will be one of the biggest ayurveda libraries in India. It will house national and international books, journals and research papers and provide exhaustive ayurveda-related information under one roof.
'The budget has already been sanctioned for the library. It will soon open its encyclopaedia of knowledge for people,' said Mahesh Chand Sharma, superintendent of the National Ayurveda Institute.
The library will open with a collection of about 50,000 books. The institute now has 30,000 books and the rest will soon be arranged, he said.
It will house handwritten literature and manuscripts on ayurveda. Ancient ayurvedic writing on tree leaves will also be kept in the library. Ayurvedic literature in Sanskrit and its Hindi version too will be made available.
The collection and conservation of books will be done through the central government's National Manuscript Mission programme, under which special and rare books and material will be collected from various organizations and private sources.
A special online facility will be provided for accessing the library.
The library will be completely air-conditioned with separate spaces and stacks for children, students and researchers. "It will be an important learning centre for all national and international ayurvedic scholars," Sharma said.
Built under the planning of the Central Public Works Department, the library will be a three-storey building that is being finalised by a team of New Delhi-based architects.
Source-IANSPage: 1 Related medicine news :1
. IT Professionals Turn To Ayurveda2
. Ayurveda Spas are hot in San Francisco3
. International conference on Ayurveda to be held on Kerala 4
. Indian Ayurveda in troubled waters abroad.5
. NY Health Dept Bans 3 Ayurveda Drugs6
. Himachal Pradesh Government To Cancel Licences Of Some Ayurveda Units7
. Exclusive Health Care Packages To Be Launched By Ayurveda Hospital 8
. Yoga Guru Ramdev Invited to Tap Ayurveda Potential by Jharkhand Govt 9
. Ramdev Signs MOU With Jharkhand Govt To Set Up Ayurveda Hospital10
. Proposal to license Ayurveda Practitioners in the US11
. Doctors In New Zealand Warns Against Using Ayurveda Medicines