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Symposium on Scope of Science of Ayurveda in Global Health

December 11, 2019

The Ministry of External Affairs, in association with the Ministry of AYUSH, organized a Symposium on "Scope of Science of Ayurveda in Global Health”, on 11 December, 2019, in New Delhi. The objective of the symposium was to create awareness on the potentials & efficacy of Ayurveda and other systems of AYUSH and to promote AYUSH at a global level. The event was also meant to help familiarize the audience with the robust infrastructure and regulatory provisions governing Ayurveda in India, as well as, make aware of the opportunities in education & skill development in the field.

Honorable Minister of External Affairs, Dr. Subramanyam Jaishankar, and Honorable Minister of State for AYUSH and Raksha Rajya Mantri, Sh. Shripad Yesso Naik chaired the event. Resident Missions of foreign countries in New Delhi and several subject experts participated in the Symposium.

In his address, Honorable Minister of External Affairs, Dr. S Jaishankar mentioned that Ayurveda as a branch of medical science has its foundation in ancient Indian civilization, yet it has evolved into its modern form as a distinct entity, that continues to hold extreme importance even in present times. This is because the fundamentals of Ayurveda are based essentially on human actors and intrinsic causes, that have remained and will remain constant with time. He said that our traditional knowledge of Ayurveda and its efficacy have also been acknowledged by Western/allopathic systems of medicine, which are seeing renewed attempts to include traditional and complementary medicines as a supplement to existing allopathic health care. Today, Ayurveda is relevant globally because of its holistic and comprehensive approach to health.

Honorable Minister of State for AYUSH and Raksha Rajya Mantri, Sh. Shripad Yesso Naik, in his address, enumerated the achievements of the Ministry of AYUSH in the field. The Ministry of AYUSH has been working in collaboration with IITs to integrate technology in the Ayurveda and is in the process of developing a cloud based AYUSH GRID under the digital India Mission. This year Ministry of AYUSH is also launching 4000 AYUSH health & wellness centers and the Ministry is striving to promote the AYUSH system globally.

During the event, several presentations were made on topics including the education and practices in Ayurveda, science and logic behind Ayurveda and proven results of advanced research & development work conducted in Ayurveda, by the various experts on the subject matter.

New Delhi
December 11, 2019


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