THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (TOI): With an aim to showcase the benefits and use of Ayurveda, the state capital is all set to host the biggest ever Global Ayurveda festival starting from February 9. About 2500 leading Ayurveda practitioners from across the world will be participating in the event, which would mainly focus on how to tackle the lifestyle disorders.
Leading practitioners of Ayurveda will speak on various facets of the traditional form of medicine at the global festival which will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. The event will have a host of activities displaying the grandeur of Ayurveda. The major attraction will be the stalls put up by the students from 17 Ayurveda colleges of the state in which they will display 17 different speciality treatments available in Ayurveda.
“It will be purely a public education campaign and the students will also organise specialty clinics in which they will offer free consultations,” said Dr.M.R.Vasudevan Nampoothiri, secretary general of the event. Apart from this, students form different colleges across the country will also be participating in the Vision Conclave. This programme will have stand out talks from internationally acclaimed speakers, visionaries and clinicians where they will share their experiences and mantras of success.
International academic platform for exchanging clinical experiences, broadening academic horizons, a mega exhibition giving deep insight into the living tradition of this art of healing, workshops with practical demonstrations, programmes to interact and have consultations with renowned clinicians, programmes for different stakeholders like medicinal plant cultivators and traders, will be the other major highlights of the six-day event.
“The international seminar on non-communicable disease will be the prime focus of the global summit. The seminar will focus on the strengths of Ayurveda in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases. It will bring together some of the best theoreticians and clinicians from all over the country and abroad,” said the secretary general.
The plants described in Hortus Malabaricus will be exhibited in a special pavilion. Hortus Malabaricus is a comprehensive treatise that deals with the medicinal properties of the flora in Kerala. Another pavilion will feature rare, endangered and threatened species aimed at creating awareness among the public on the need for a concerted action for conserving these species.