Mrunal Manmay Dash

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Thursday inaugurated the Ayush Holistic Wellness Centre on the Supreme Court premises. The CJI, in conversation with ANI, said that he himself has been associated with Ayush since Covid-19 broke out, and recalled a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his battle with Covid-19.

The PM, as the CJI recalls, said, “I believe that you are down with Covid and I hope everything is fine. I realise that you are not in good shape but we'll do everything. There is a vaidya who is also a secretary at AYUSH and I'll arrange a call with him who'll send you medicine and all.”

"I took medicine from AYUSH when I was down with Covid. The second and third time when I had Covid, I didn't take any allopathic medicine at all," he said, underlining his faith in alternative holistic treatments,” the CJI said.

CJI DY Chandrachud said that the inauguration of AYUSH Holistic Wellness Centre was a “satisfying moment” for him.

"I try to follow a holistic lifestyle myself. I am a proponent of Ayurveda and a holistic lifestyle. I wake up at 3:30 am to do my yoga and I've been following a vegan diet for the past five months. I am happy that the facility now comes to the Supreme Court and I believe, through us, we will be able to spread the message of Ayurveda across the country and beyond," he said.

Interestingly, as it turned out, CJI Chandrachud is a vegan. He claimed, “I do Yoga. I follow a vegan diet. In the last five months, I have completely followed a vegan diet and I will continue it.”