Jammu: The Minister of State for Defence Dr MM Pallam Raju on Friday distributed special ayurvedic medicine to the locals of Leh. The medicine developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) claims to increase the physical and mental strength.

In a programme organised in Leh, the Minister distributed the medicines which contain anti-oxidants and helps to increase the blood circulation of brain, heart and kidney. It also improves the functioning of other body organs.

Later, the Minister inaugurated the programme on health safety and impact of changing food habits held at Defence Institute of High Altitude Research. He appreciated the contribution of the institute in promoting solar energy. During the occasion Dr William Selvamurthi and Dr RB Srivastava was present.