The State Capital will host the Global Ayurveda Fest, purported to be the biggest event ever of its kind to kick off in the State, from February 9 to 14 2012.
This is organized at Kanakakkunnu Kottaram in 50,000 Sq. Feet exhibition area. There will be 350 and more stalls. Separate food court is also attached to the Global Yurveda fest- exhibition. In connection with the Global Ayurveda fest the Nishagandhi Auditorium has been fully airconditioned for the purpose.
The event will package a host of programmes ranging from international seminar, expert clinics to exhibitions, a spokesman for the organisers said here.
BROCHURE RELEASE in Global AYURVEDA FEST
An organising committee has been set up with well-known physician Dr P. K. Warrier of the Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala as Chairman. Dr G. G. Gangadharan is the Working Chairman.
The Minister for Health, Mr Adoor Prakash, will release the brochure for the event at a function to be held here on Thursday. Mr Palode Ravi, MLA, Chairman of the Reception Committee, will receive the first copy of the brochure
The Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) is the main organisers for the event. The Ayurveda Department of the State Government will be co-sponsor.
The event is being held with a view to promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine at the national and international levels and restoring its old glory in Kerala, its own cradle.
VARIED PROGRAMMES IN GLOBAL AYURVEDA FEST
A host of professional and industry bodies such as the Ayurveda Medical Officers Association and Ayurveda Medicine Manufacturers Association are also partnering the event.
Scheduled to be held at the
, the seminar would see
international Ayurveda experts rub shoulders with renowned practitioners. Kanakakunnu Palace
Ayurveda students' meet, workshops, outreach programmes, and a job fair would be major highlights.
A grand exhibition to showcase the latest in the research and development fields, medicinal plants and herbal products would be another attraction.
An Ayurveda food fete and expert deliberations on current industry practices and regulatory affairs also will form part of the six-day festival.
SPOT CONSULTATIONS IN GLOBAL AYURVEDA FEST
The health expo will feature 300 stalls displaying the advancements in and activities of the Ayurveda sector in the country.
Ayurveda medicines, medicinal plants, herbal cosmetics, medical devices, books, and journals will be part of the expo to be attended by both Government agencies and private hospitals.
Healthcare practitioners will be available for consultations during the event.
Different universities, medical colleges and research organisations will put up various programmes to ramp up the public awareness about this branch of medicine.
‘Ayush' (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, and Homeopathy) clinics, consultation by traditional practitioners, Ayurveda tourism stalls, Ayurveda food courts along with diet counselling, and display of medicinal plants for herbal formulations will be arranged.