National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa

Published on November 21, 2019
Current context: Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the establishment of the National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa (NISR) in Leh on 21st Nov 19.
 National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa
  • The National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa (NISR) in Leh, Union Territory of Ladakh would be an autonomous organization under the Ministry of AYUSH
  • The NISR aims to bring useful synergy between Traditional Wisdom of Sowa-Rigpa and modern science, tools and technology
  • The Ministry has been allocated Rs. 47.25 crore for the Institute
  • The Institute has been established to promote Sowa-Rigpa system of medicine for the revival of Sowa-Rigpa in the Indian Sub-continent.
  • The Institute will provide opportunities to Indian students as well as students from other countries
  • Sowa-Rigpa is a Traditional Medical system of the Himalayan belt and is practiced in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Darjeeling, Union Territory of Ladakh etc.


Q: 1. The government has recently approved the establishment of the National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa (NISR) in?
a. Mussoorie
b. Leh
c. Shimla
d. Nainital
e. Rishikesh

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