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GAF 2014

Global Ayurveda Festival & Arogya Expo (GAF) is scheduled to be held from 20th to 24th February 2014 at Kochi, the commercial hub of Kerala, the ‘God’s own country’. The GAF is a biennial organized by the Centre for Innovation in Science & Social Action (CISSA), jointly with the Government of Kerala and the Ayurveda Fraternity of Kerala.

The central theme of the international seminar of second  Global Ayurveda Festival is Ayurveda in Public Health which will focus on the strengths of Ayurveda in public health in the context of growing burden of new age communicable diseases. In addition to the presentations on the focal theme, the seminar will have Perspective Building lectures, Key Note lectures on important aspects of Ayurveda, Invited Lectures and Paper presentations.

  • For more details visit  www.gaf.co.in
  • Dr.Venu, sec.GAF, 09400365648

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Bye- bye to 2012


As usually the year 2012 is completed and 2013 is ready to begin. Many things happen to motivate the common man and direct him to understand the present day situations. The year even though not out reaching in Ayurveda, many events happen and many Ayurvedics participate with their researches in many seminars or events. Ayurveda curriculum took a new phase to start “New CCIM syllabus”, with one year pattern study. History repeats after 30 years once again.

This decision is good in one way, but the desertions and adding Itihasa (history) in Padartha Vijnana hurt many Ayurveda lovers. We were demanding long time to add this history of Ayurveda in Sanskrit subject written in Sanskrit language. Adding this history in a scientific subject Padartha Vijnana is not a valid justification. In fact the Padartha Vijnana should be added with Vedic Bio-physics, Vedic Bi-chemistry and made this subject more authenticated with comprehensive scientific background of the technological based Ayurveda.

When the entire world is looking for the evidence, the Ayurveda even though with abundant information, knowledge and evidence is not capable of presenting the same in front of the scientific community. The research strategy of Ayurveda is with confusion with which we are able to get the more answers than what we want to present in scientific forum. With in a fixed framework of research, the Ayurveda is not capable of expressing or other wise the Ayurveda is not best expressive with artificial scientific terminology or pseudo-scientific terminology. Few of Ayurveda researches of fabricated or plagiarism practices, making the distance in Ayurveda success. It is right time to take necessitate actions and makes an oath of regularized authenticated scientific studies of research to initiate in 2013. Technoayurveda is extending a helping hand for researchers as “COAR” i.e. Center for Organizing Ayurveda Research.

Repeated statements of substandard education in Ayurveda have vanished by reducing the staff standards to improve the curriculum by CCIM. This action is a boon for the private institutions and also for government colleges, as there is no much payments required for staff or any time bound promotions are to be made. One more facility is also offered by the CCIM to any Ayurveda institution with in the Governance.  In any institution, either of professor or Asst. Professor is required as senior and the second staff can be a junior of no experience. This action made at least 2500 senior staff to be on the road. Of course, it may not bring any difference to the senior retired staff who is working as “paper tiger” but a vast for the people who think to bring the difference in Ayurveda curriculum. Funniest thing is – a 43 full pledged staff could not make the standards of CCIM in the past years but 30 teachers out of which 50% is with no experience can cook the “Ayurveda curriculum” in a best way. CCIM’s new policy accepts this 13 staff of difference could be hired from Allopathic to run the hospital in “scientific manner”.

Did any time any body think a while, what could be the reason for this situation? In the public whether we have faith or sympathy? The Ayurveda is scientific or was scientific and unable to reach the present day scientific attitudes? All these questions are lingering in the mind for long time and continuous even in 2013. Let us hope 2013 offers the value based education and research.

The first and foremost is to regulate the curriculum with realistic values added with well trained teachers. A teacher training is a must to elevate the value based education. It is proved many times that the higher education may not be sufficient to make either a teacher or researcher with out a proper training incorporated. That too expecting such from a paid seat Ayurveda post graduate, under the supervision of paper guides is a real high anticipation. Let us hope the in 2013 all reduced staff will rise the standard of Ayurveda in colleges and make more and more researches paper researches with in the frame of scientific attitude.

In the foot steps of Mahatma Gandhi, let Ayurveda people not to hear any scientific, not to see any scientific and not to speak any scientific, and we live as we are and as we like. Let the Ayurveda or science go any where, but we promise to be behind the magic money. Wish you a happy new year 2013.


National Seminar cum Workshop

National Seminar cum Workshop entitled as “Role of Yoga in Respiratory Tract Disorders w.s.r. to Bronchial Asthma”

It provides a moment of immense pleasure to inform that as a part of its research and promotional activities, Advanced Centre for Yoga Education and Research, is going to host its National Seminar cum Workshop entitled as “Role of Yoga in Respiratory Tract Disorders w.s.r. to Bronchial Asthma” on 20 and 21 January 2011 at Jamnagar, Gujarat.  [more info at technoayurveda calender] [For more details click here]

Int. Conference – Rasashastra

International Conference onRecent Advances in Safety and Efficacy of Ayurvedic Formulations on 24 to 26 February 2011 at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

  • Convener: Dr Neeraj Kumar, Head, Rasashastra
  • Org. Secretaries:  Anand Chaudhary, Associate Professor ,Deptt of Rasa Shastra (Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics) & Regional Coordinator,North Zone,Regional Pharmacovigilance Centre for Ayurvedic Drugs, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, VARANASI 221005 ::  Cell 9452074480  –  0542-6703554(O)  –  0542-2366900(R) and Dr. LN GUpta
  • Contact: Dept. of Rasashastra, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, email: rasa2011bhu@gmail.com

24-25NOV2010- Biodiversity of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants National Conference

National Conference on Biodiversity of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Collection, Characterization and Utilization

November 24-25, 2010  DMAPR, Anand, Gujarat

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Globally, medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) constitute one of the integral parts of the biodiversity, ecosystem and biological heritage. Medicinal and aromatic plants are being used since ancient time for the treatment of many diseases in traditional and recognized systems of healthcare and for therapeutic, fragrance and flavoring products in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries besides as sources of natural dye, fat and oil, essential oil, biopesticide, carbohydrate, resin, protein, vitamin, condiment, spice, timber, fiber and other useful substances. Plants are also considered to be the prime source of drug and aroma molecules and their precursors in modern medicine.

India is one of the twelve mega-diversity countries in the world and extremely rich in biological diversity with high level of endemism. Out of 34 biodiversity hotspots- earth’s biologically richest place. India houses the major parts of three important biodiversity hotspots namely the Himalayas, Western Ghat and Indo-Burma with about 45000-50000 plant species and 4,900 endemic species of flowering plants. Thus we have tremendous opportunities to convert them into the useful bioresources by adopting sustainable collection, characterization, documentation, conservation and utilization for the food, environmental and health securities through strategic participatory research, developmental and promotional approaches to deliver the end products to the society for their utilization.

Loss of biodiversity is a global phenomenon. More than one decade after the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the recognition of biodiversity loss has gained lot of attention at global, national and regional levels. The United Nations proclaimed 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity and people all over the world are working to safeguard this irreplaceable natural wealth and reduce biodiversity loss. Realizing this target in the biodiversity of medicinal and aromatic plants, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India in collaboration with Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research (ICAR), Anand, Gujarat is organizing a National Conference by providing opportunities to the researchers to share, lead and contribute in research, development and promotions of MAPs for the benefit of India and celebrate 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.

Address for correspondence

Dr. V.S. Rana

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India
Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research
(Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture,
Govt. of India)
Anand-387 310, Gujarat, India.
Ph. : 91 2692 271605 Ext. 226, Fax: 91 2692 271601
E-mail: ncbmap.secretary@gmail.com

Dr. K. Abirami
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India
Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research
(Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture,
Govt. of India)
Anand-387 310, Gujarat, India.
Ph. 91 2692 271605 ext. 223, Fax 91 2692 271601
E-mail: ncbmap.treasurer@gmail.com