International Conference on Ayurveda in Kolkata
The West Bengal chapter of the Antar Rashtriya Sahyog Parishad (ARSP) along with the AYUSH Darpan Foundation successfully organized a two day international conference on Ayurveda in Kolkata on 23-24 December 2017 at the Bhartiya Bhasha Parishad. Mr. Kunjbehari Singhania, the secretary of the West Bengal chapter of the ARSP, was the main coordinator of the conference titled ‘‘Ayurveda as a medicine system to address contemporary health challenges in an effective, efficient, affordable and holistic way’’. The conference was inaugurated by the Governor of West Bengal Shri. Kesharinath Tripati.
Dr.Jamyang Dolma, head of Salugara Branch Clinic also attended this conference as the representative of Tibetan medicine along with many other Ayurvedic doctors. The first day of the conference began with a series of lectures. Dr.A. Raghu, deputy advisor to the ministry of Ayush, Dr. Rajni Sarin, management committee of the ARSP, Dr. Sunil Joshi, famous Marma therapy specialist, Dr. A.K.S Rawat, researcher, Dr.Premchand Boojhawan, president of Ayurved hospital, Mauritius, Dr.Navin Joshi, MD State senior vice principal, Dehradhun, and Dr. Jamyang Dolma, Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan medicine) practitioner were the speakers of the conference. She spoke about Tibetan medicine and its contribution across the country. First day conference concluded with the key speech by the Chief guest Shri. Kesharinath Tripati and his speech underlined the imperative need to mainstream Ayurveda in the health framework of the country to deliver wellness to the citizens. Young students of the AYUSH discipline and the interested citizens of Kolkata were the attendees.
The highlight of the conference was the 2nd day program, which was the practical training of Marma Chitiksa (the significant aspect of the Ayurveda treatment) by Marma Chitiksa expert Dr. Sunil Joshi. Introduction on Marma Chitiksa along with practical training was given. The objective of this training was to introduce this effective therapy to as many practitioners as possible and make this practice widely available to provide more health benefits. Overall, the conference was well organized and including Tibetan medicine in this International Conference on Ayurveda was highly appreciated.