The importance of Ayurveda has become a gradual realization for people not only in our country but also globally. The popularization of this ancient Indian medicine form is required to make known its significance. This is primarily what the Department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) in association with Vijnana Bharati is hoping to do by organizing the Fourth World Ayurveda Congress and AROGYA Expo starting from the 9th of December till the 13th held in the Palace Grounds, Bangalore.
On account of this the Secretary of the Department of AYUSH, S Jalaja, said the department was striving to popularize Ayurveda. “More colleges are being set up and preparations are on to upgrade the syllabus, create basic infrastructure and teaching staff to ensure quality education,” she said. She also added that the main intention of the congress was to standardize and integrate health and tourism and also to create a global market for Ayurveda.
The global meet is expected to attract 4,000 delegates from 34 countries and several state governments, institutions, NGOs, practitioners, drug manufacturers and cultivators. Those expected to address the summit, include Ghulam Nabi Azad and Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.