New Delhi: The World Ayurveda Conference will begin here today 0ver 4000 delegates besides Health Ministers of several countries are expected to participate in this conference. This will be the sixth Ayurveda Conference, the first of a series of events proposed to celebrate the place of the ‘fifth Veda’ in the mainstream of the Indian public health system.
The Conference that is to be held from today till November 9 will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said it is Modi government’s “dream” to accord ayurveda its “glorious place” in the medical world and his ministry will set up a separate regulatory body for Indian medicines, which besides homeopath come under Ayush department.
To revive India’s medical expertise, an All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has been set up in Jasola area of Delhi. The Institute will admit the first batch of post-graduate students during academic year 2015-16 and have a 200-bed, seven-storey referral hospital which will begin admitting patients in six months.
This institute will be on the lines of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Health Ministers of 26 countries have been invited for the event.
Terming Ayurveda as “fifth veda”, Harsh Vardhan said that the conference will have five plenary sessions and 25 technical sessions on 15 research themes. In all, 750 scientific papers will be presented by scientists from India, Germany, Italy, USA, Argentina, Russia and many other countries.
The international delegate assembly, seminar on medicinal plants organised by the National Medicinal Plant Board and a buyer-seller meet will be the added features of the conference, he said.
”The public will be invited to see for themselves the wonders of our traditional medicines, he added.
People who attend the conference may get an opportunity to get themselves checked up by Ayurveda special. The Health ministry will be distributing free medicines after the conference.