Second International Ayurveda Congress, London April 2017 Brief Report
For inauguration of congress High level delegation from Government of India participated, which includes AYUSH Minister H.E. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, High Commissioner of India – H.E. Mr. Y. K. Sinha, Virendra Sharma, MP and Amarjit Singh Bharma, All Party Parliamentary Group on Indian Traditional Sciences, UK and Dr. Jose Saraiva Felipe, Former Minister of Health and Secretary of Inter-ministerial Commission of Planning and Coordination, and Latin America delegation were present along with Maharajadhiraj Rajaram- Dr. Tony Nader, MD, PhD (USA)– (Patron of the congress), three presidents of congress viz. President of All India Ayurveda Congress, New Delhi, India - Padmabhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna, President of International Academy of Ayurved, Pune, India - Prof Em. Subhash Ranade, and President of International Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation - Dr. med. Rainer Picha, Austria were also present on dais for Inaugural function.
AYUSH Minister Shri Shripad Naik in his talk imparted the message of The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, who has inspired and encouraged Ayurveda experts and academicians in India and the world to spread the highest quality of the knowledge, practice and products of Ayurveda world-wide.
Dr. Tony Nader presented his speech on ‘Consciousness – The Foundation of health, Happiness, and Long Life’. Padma Bhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna (New Delhi, India) delivered his speech on ‘AyurVeda – The prevention oriented health care’, followed by talk of Prof. Em. Subhash Ranade (Pune, India) on the topic of ‘AyurVeda propagation worldwide’ by. Dr. med. Rainer Picha (Austria) continued the session by expressing his thoughts on ‘A disease – free society – Is it possible?’
In plenary session 2 theme of this session was ‘Ayurveda education’ In this session, Dr. Walter Molk (Austria), Shri Prof R.H. Singh (BHU), India, Prof Anant Darshan Shankar (Bangalore, India) presented their talks. Then was the time for Panel discussion and group picture. After lunch break theme of Ayurveda education was continued. In this plenary session No. 3, John Hagelin, Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan and Dr. med. Harsha Gramminger (Germany) shared their thoughts.
The second day of congress 2nd April – Sunday started with plenary session no. 5 and theme was ‘Ayurveda Practice’ In this session, Ashtavaidyan Moos, Vaidya Sunil Patil, Prof. Hari Sharma, Dr. Karin Pirc and Dr. Ajit singh presented their topics.
In plenary No. 6 theme of this session was based on one more pillar of Ayurved i.e. Ayurved medicines ‘Ayurveda products – Systems and Regulations’. In this session, Shri Ranjit Puranik, Shri Anand Srivastav, Dr. Oliver Werner and Dr. John Fagan presented their topics. In session no. 7, Dr. Sunanda Ranade, Dr. Asmita Wele, Dr. Palita Sersinghe, and Dr. Kessler presented their talks.
On 2 nd day, Prof. Gerard Bodekar, Dr. Amrapali Patil, Dr. Indira Anand, Dr. Aditya Jahagirdar, Madhu Pandye, Dr. Swati Chobhe, Dr. Pranav Khasgivale, Dr. Supriya Gugale, Dr. Geeta Moghe, Dr. Ratnaprabha Nale, Dr. Himalee, Dr. Gaurang Joshi, Dr. Keith Wallace presented their topics. Dr. Bevan Moris concluded the seminar and Dr. Girish Momaya expressed vote of thanks.
At the end of the Congress, leaders of the three host Ayurvedic organizations, acting on behalf of the whole Congress, signed a Resolution recommending 10 action points to promote Ayurveda on a global scale. The points include working with national, regional and local authorities in each country to support the application of Ayurvedic principles in daily life.
The 2nd IAVC was an excellent example of amalgamation of the integrative & complementary ancient indigenous sciences viz. Ayurved & Yoga. The congress truly provided the required platform for global practitioners of Ayurved & Yoga to meet, interact & present their work to the world. More than 300 delegates from 55 countries were present for this Conference at London, Novotel Hotel.