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World Unnani Day was observed on 11 February

World Unnani Day was observed on 11 February. The day marks the birthday of great Unani scholar and social reformer “Hakim Ajmal Khan”. Aim: The day aims to pay tribute to Hakim Ajmal Khan for his wonderful contribution to the sustained development of the Unani system of medicine in the country and the rest of the world. It also aims to spread awareness in masses and action about healthcare delivery through the Unani system of medicine worldwide through its preventive and curative philosophy. Hakim Ajmal Khan: Hakim Ajmal Khan was born on 11 February 1868. He was an eminent Indian Unani physician. He was a great scholar, a social reformer, a noted freedom fighter, an Unani medical educationist. He established the scientific research in Unani System of Medicine. He died on 29 December 1927.  History: Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India declared Hakim Ajmal Khan’s birthday as World Unani Day. The day was designated to recognize his tremendous role and immense contribution to the development of the Unani system of medicine. Note: Unani system of medicine is a science of life, a system of health and medicine which aims to assist people in living a healthy life. It provides knowledge of how to live a longer and healthier life.

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