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Seventh World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo begins at Science City

 MPost |  2016-12-02 22:46:11.0  |  Kolkata

Seventh World Ayurveda Congress and  Arogya Expo begins at Science City

The 7th World Ayurveda Congress & Arogya Expo 2016 was inaugurated at Science City on Thursday by union minister for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik.

The state government has joined hands with the Union AYUSH ministry to organise this unique four-day Expo and Ayurveda Congress in the city bringing together an astounding number of Ayurveda practitioners, scientists, researchers, teachers and students from India and abroad under one umbrella.

Speaking on the occasion Naik said: “Ayurveda stakeholders from India and abroad can take advantage of a mega event like Arogya Expo. While the World Ayurveda Congress aims to nurture Ayurveda as a way of life, the Expo elucidates the viability of Ayurveda and natural medicine as a robust and thriving source of alternate medicine.”

The four-day session includes scientific papers of international calibre, B2B meet, conclave on Ethno pharmacology, Seminars, Scientific Lectures and Workshops on Scientific Writing, Panchakarma, Ksharkarma, Afforestation of Medicinal Plants and Mental Health.

Strengthening the Ayurveda ecosystem remains the focal point of the World Ayurveda Congress. Arogya Expo showcases the best that Ayurveda sector has to offer in terms of products and services with best Ayurvedic innovations by leading companies and health care options by medical and educational institutions.

Cultivators, collectors and medicinal plant dealers have put up on display the giant strides made in 
backward integration and resource security for the Ayurveda sector that relies on nature and natural ingredients for health care delivery. Free health checkups at AYUSH Clinics are another highlight of the Expo.

The AYUSH department aims to upgrade the educational standards in the Indian systems of medicine and in homoeopathy colleges in the country.

Strengthen existing research institutions and ensure a time-bound research programme on identified diseases for which these systems have an effective treatment.

Drawing up schemes for promotion, cultivation and regeneration of medicinal plants used in these systems and evolve pharmacopoeia standards for Indian systems of medicine and homoeopathic drugs.

On the Wednesday evening two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) were signed by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Ministry of AYUSH with premier universities in Argentina and Israel towards a better promotion of Ayurveda sector.  

MoU between Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India and The Medical Research Infrastructure and Health Sciences Fund of the TEL AVIV SOURASKY MEDICAL CENTER (TASMC), Israel for corporation in Research and Development in the field of Ayurvedic Sciences.

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