Amrita Institute for Integrated Medicine and Research Center under Amrita University in Kochi, inaugurated on Saturday 10th January. Sripad Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) was the Chief Guest of the event.  He stressed the need to generate scientific evidence for validation of these great sciences for their global acceptance. He also said that the Ministry of AYUSH has taken many initiatives to promote and propagate these systems.