Āyurdhārā: The Ayurveda Continuum , a knowledge sharing platform.

National Symposium ‘Āyurdhārā Ayurvedic Knowledge Continuum

The Centre of Indian Knowledge Systems with its Knowledge Partners, namely the
School of Medical Science & Technology and Dr. B.C. Roy Multi-speciality MedicalResearch Centre have celebrated the International Ayurveda Day on October 23, 2022, with a follow-up National Symposium ’ayurdharâ – the Ayurvedic Knowledge Continuum’ was organised on 4th & 5th November 2022 at the IIT Kharagpur New Town Research Park Auditorium,Kolkata—in association with AKAM SECRETARIAT, The Ministry of Culture, Government of India and allied organizations. There was a invocation and santimantra, after that introductory address and Dipa-prajvalana took place.

The age-old tradition of Ayurveda which has flourished through centuries in the Indian Sub-continent has developed a huge body of theoretical and applied medical domain knowledge to prevent and cure diseases with evergreen concepts, inspiring philosophies and practical therapeutic skills sets. Now it is a part of the AYUSH MISSION under the aegies of the Government of India.

“Keeping this IKS mission in mind,the ‘Centre of Excellence for Indian Knowledge System’ at IIT Kharagpur organized this knowledge sharing symposium. The amalgamation of a frontline exhibition for school and college students is a prime focus and many are coming to attend. Also speeches and presentations by top experts in the Country, along with workshops, hands-on training sessions, and panel discussions by practitioners and researchers are the top highlights. One of the main highlight will the recognition of CIRCADIAN RHYTHM in ancient Indian system of AYUSH and Yoga, in particular by the latest 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology,” Prof.Joy Sen, Chairman, CoE IKS, llT Kharagpur said.

Dipa-prajvalana took place in the presence of Sri. Govind Mohan, Secretary, Ministry of Culture; Government of India, Prof. Virendra Kumar Tewari, Director, IIT KGP; Prof. Amit Patra, Deputy Director, IIT KGP, Prof. Ram Manohar, Prof. Joy sen (Chairperson Ceo-IKS, IIT KHARAGPUR.

The ancient Indian ‘Science of Life’, often called the “mother of healing” ‘Ayurveda’, is democratic and its systematic practice leads to holistic well-being as a natural consequence. Ayurveda as a healthcare system follows the rhythms of nature; circadian, ultradian, seasons, and aging in addition to its emphasis on the mind, body, lifestyle, diet, use of herbs, and spiritual wellness as the key to holistic well-being. Also called the “Science of Longevity“, Ayurveda’ offers a complete system to live a long and healthy life by virtue of âhâravidhi (diet), vihâra {lifestyle encompassing dinacaryâ (day regimen), râtricaryâ (night regimen), rtucaryâ (seasonal regimen), sadv a (code of conducts)) and ausadhi (medication). Prof. Jyotirmoy Chatterjee, Adviser, BCRMMRC, IIT Kharagpur also mentioned that, “A two-day Symposium, ‘âyurdhârâ would unfurl the vast universe of Ayurveda from brahmânga (macrocosm) to suksma-jagat (microcosm), traditions to modernity, philosophy to applications, emotive to scientific rationality, granthadharita (scriptural basis) to anusandhâna (research), preventive to curative, promotive and profundity to permeability across all other systems of knowledge.”Ayurdhara believes health is all that anyone needs to enjoy life”

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