India teams up with Ireland on research programmes

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India is known as the greatest specimen of spiritualism and also “unity in diversity” throughout the globe. There is hardly any doubt that these two have been great attributes of the country but there is another aspect. Indian civilization has also brought to the fore different theories of science along with scientists who deserve special mentions. Have you heard of Ayurveda? It is an ancient medical treatise summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life; sometimes regarded as a 5th Veda. It is also a glorious contribution of India and nowadays the influence of Ayurveda in the international arena doesn’t need any reference.

It has been learnt that the Indian scientists are resolute to extend this glorious saga and for this reason they are collaborating with their Irish counterparts on a range of research areas. These include sustainable energy, medical sciences, information and communications technology and food science, and in this regard a new co-operation programme was signed between the two countries recently. The agreement was revealed when Dr Thirumalachari Ramasami, Secretary of the Indian Department of Science and Technology, met with the Minister for Science of Ireland, Technology and Innovation, Conor Lenihan TD. Minister Lenihan and Secretary Ramasami, signed a Programme of Co-operation on Science and Technology at the meeting in Dublin.

It has come to the knowledge that the Programme of Co-operation puts into operation a Government-to-Government Agreement between Ireland and India on science and technology agreed during a visit by the then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to India in January 2006. “Irish and Indian scientists are carrying out research to find solutions to problems or to discover new techniques to improve our lives and help create jobs”, said Minister Lenihan.

Scientists, in accordance with the Programme of Co-operation, will be encouraged to co-operate on research programmes and to sketch out joint research projects that would be considered for joint funding following evaluations carried out by both sides.


Sharmaji is deeply involved with Ayurveda since 15 years. His interest and passion led him to launch and about a decade ago. Most of the Ayurveda news and articles on this site are approved or published by him.

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