New Delhi: To promote the education of the Indian System of Medicines and Ayurveda globally, the Ministry has signed 13 MoUs for setting up AYUSH Academic Chairs with foreign Universities\/ institutes under which AYUSH experts are deputed in reputed Universities\/ institutes to undertake teaching\/training\/research activities. Country to Country MoUs has been signed with 23 countries for cooperation in the field of Traditional Medicine and Homoeopathy in which, amongst others, research, education, training, etc.\u00a0 are some of the areas of cooperation.\u00a0 Under the Fellowship\/ Scholarship Scheme of the Ministry of AYUSH, 104 scholarships are offered every year to the eligible foreign nationals from 99 countries for pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph. D courses in AYUSH systems in premier Institutes in India. The Fellowship Scheme aims at achieving recognition and acceptance of Indian traditional medicine systems abroad. The government of India is implementing the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) in the country through State and UT Governments for the promotion and development of AYUSH systems. The Ministry of AYUSH has launched a scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals which aims at certifying the competence level of Yoga professionals through the certification process and promoting authentic Yoga as a preventive and health-promoting drugless therapy.\u00a0 Yoga Certification Board (YCB) has been established with the objectives to bring synergy, quality, and uniformity in knowledge and skills of Yoga professionals across the world through certification programs. Keeping in view the mythological and historical importance of Indian systems of Medicine, Ayurveda Day, Unani Day, and Siddha Day are celebrated in the country every year.\u00a0 International Day of Yoga is celebrated in 190 countries and Ayurveda day is celebrated in more than 35 countries. The Ministry has been organizing the International Yoga Conference every year since 2015. Under the concept of AYUSH Gram, AYUSH based lifestyles are promoted through behavioral change communication, training of village health workers towards identification and use of local medicinal herbs, and provision of AYUSH health services. Under the Central Sector Scheme for promotion of Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) in AYUSH, the Ministry of AYUSH undertakes promotional activities like the organization of AROGYA fairs at the State and National level; multimedia campaigns; preparation and distribution of publicity material including audiovisual material, etc.\u00a0\u00a0 The Ministry provides assistance for organizing seminars, conferences, etc. to eligible agencies and incentives to the AYUSH industry for participation in AROGYA and other fairs.\u00a0 In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of AYUSH is making the optimal utilization of electronic and digital platforms for promotion and publicizing AYUSH systems. Under the Central Sector Scheme for Promotion of International Cooperation, (IC Scheme), the Ministry of AYUSH undertakes various steps to promote and publicize AYUSH systems of medicine including Ayurveda across the globe. The Ministry deputes AYUSH experts to foreign countries to participate in international meetings, conferences, training programs, seminars, and on the special assignment of the Government of India for promotion and propagation of AYUSH Systems. Financial assistance is provided for presentation of AYUSH related scientific research papers in international conferences, workshops, seminar, etc. Incentives are provided to AYUSH drug manufacturers, entrepreneurs, AYUSH institutions, etc. for (i) participating in International exhibitions, conferences,\u00a0 workshops,\u00a0 trade fairs, etc. for generating awareness amongst the public about the AYUSH systems of medicine and; (ii) registration of AYUSH products with regulatory authorities of the foreign countries. So far, more than 50 products (Unani and Ayurveda) have been registered in 08 countries namely Kenya, USA, Russia, Latvia, Canada, Oman, Tajikistan, and Sri Lanka under the IC scheme of the Ministry. 33 AYUSH Information Cell has been set up in 31 countries to disseminate authentic information about AYUSH systems. The Ministry of AYUSH has deputed two experts (Ayurveda and Siddha) to Ministry of Health, Malaysia under the ITEC Programme of Ministry of External Affairs for providing their services at Port Dickson Hospital, and Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital. An Advisory Committee on the formulation of Integrative Health Policy has been constituted by the NITI Aayog to propose a framework of comprehensive integrative health policy to achieve an inclusive,\u00a0 affordable, evidence-based healthcare; and roadmap for disease prevention and health promotion in National programs based on modern and traditional integrative approaches. Ministry of AYUSH has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Railways for the establishment of AYUSH wings at 5 Railway Zonal Hospitals. An MoU has been signed with the Ministry of Defence for the integration of Ayurveda under the Health establishments of the Ministry of Defence\/ Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS).