Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the All India Institute of Ayurveda in Delhi’s Sarita Vihar. “A country cannot progress if it is not proud of its culture and heritage,” the prime minister said, inaugurating the institute on the occasion of the second National Ayurveda Day.

Modi said the Ministry of Ayush was working to set up an ayurveda hospital in every district of the country. “Ayurveda has a long list of benefits,” he added. The prime minister said ayurvedic medicines were becoming popular across the world, but added that it needs better and modern packaging. He also urged private firms to invest in yoga and ayurveda as part of their corporate social responsibility, reported Hindustan Times.

The institute, set up under the Ministry of Ayush, is modelled along the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Minister of State for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik said this facility would club the advantages of ayurveda’s traditional practices and modern diagnostic tools and technology, reported Times Now.