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Global Ayurveda Festival kerala

Global Ayurveda Festival kerala

Kerala, known as ‘God’s own country’ has been popular for Ayurveda for a very long time. A lot of research work has resulted in a lot of improvements in the field of Ayurveda. To highlight the importance and show the benefits of Ayurveda, Global Ayurveda Festival is being held in India from 9th to 14th February 2012. This festival will showcase the wide range of services, activities and products of Ayurveda. The festival will host lectures by legends in the field of Ayurveda, workshops, conferences, tours and exhibition. The detailed program of the Global Ayurveda Festival is given below:

International Seminar on Ayurveda for Non Communicable Diseases 9 - 11 February 2012
Day One Thursday, 09.02.2010
08.00 AM - 09.00 AM REGISTRATION
09.00 AM - 09.15AM Introduction
12.15PM-12.25 PM Chair Dr. Manjari Dwivedi, Dean, Faculty of Ayurveda, BHU
12.25 PM - 12.30 PM Co – Chair Dr. Madhavan, Ex Advisor CCIM
12.30 AM – 01.00 PM Key note Dr.Aravind Chopra, Pune Positioning Ayurveda  for Global Acceptance
01.00 PM - 01.45 PM LUNCH BREAK
01.45 PM - 02.30 PM Plenary Lecture Dr. Madan Thangavelu, UK "Ancient Genomes, Wise Bodies, Unhealthy People": Ayurvedic Messages for Appreciating Noncommunicable, Chronic & Complex Diseases"
02.30 PM - 03.00 PM Plenary Lecture Dr. Hari Shankar Sharma, Japan A plan for eradication of NCDs.
Session II

03.05 PM  - 04.00 PM

03.05 PM – 03.15 PM Chair Prof.Dr. KKDS Rana Weera, Director, Bandaranayake Ayurveda Research Institute
03.15 PM – 03.45 PM Plenary Lecture Dr. Ashwani Kumar Raut, Mumbai, "Reverse Pharmacology: Integrating Traditions with science"
03.45 PM – 04.00 PM Plenary Lecture Smt.Aruna Bhaskaran "The Life and Works of P.M . Govindan Vaidyar"
Parallel SessionI – A
Venue HALL 1
Theme Diabetes – I
04.00 PM - 04.05 PM Chair Dr. K. Sasidharan
04.05 PM - 04.20 PM Invited talk I Dr. K. Murali "Diabetology in Ayurveda- An overview"
03.45 PM – 04.00 PM Invited Talk II

Dr. Vinod Babu
"Clinical evaluation of type 2 Diabetes through Ayurveda and Yoga"

Parallel SessionI – B

Venue HALL 11
Theme Healthy Life style
04.00 PM - 04.05 PM Chair Dr. K. Muraleedharan Pillai
04.05 PM - 04.20 PM Invited talk I Dr. R. Ramesh R "Fats and their role in Health and Disease"
04.20 PM - 04.35 PM Invited Talk II

Sulochana Bhat
Integration of AYUSH systems in the prevention and management of  non communicable life style diseases"

Parallel SessionI – C

Venue HALL 111
Theme Obesity
04.00 PM - 04.05 PM Chair Dr. Velayudhan Nair
04.05 PM - 04.20 PM Invited talk I Dr. V. K.  Shashi Kumar "Analytical and Applied Perspective of Child & Adolescent Obesity"
04.20 PM - 04.35 PM Invited Talk II Dr. P. K. V. Anand "Balanced Approach to Sthaulya"

Parallel SessionI – D

Theme Neurological Diseases
04.00 PM - 04.05 PM Chair Dr.M. P. Eshwara Sharma
04.05 PM - 04.20 PM Invited talk I Dr. Prakash Mangalassery "Ayurvedic access to common Neurological Dysfunctions"

DAY 2, FRIDAY, 10-02-2012


09.00 AM - 09.10 AM Chair Dr. P K Mohanlal, Former DAME
09.10 AM - 09.55 AM Plenary Lecture I Dr. B.M.Hegde, Manipal "Non Communicable Diseases and Importance of Ayurveda"
09.55 AM - 10.25 AM Plenary Lecture II Dr. R.H.Singh, Varanasi, on “Principles of Ayurvedic Management of Diabetes Mellitus"
10.25 AM – 10.55 AM Plenary Lecture III Dr. L. Mahadevan, Kanyakumari "Overview of Hepatobiliary disorders in Ayurveda with special reference to treatment  experience of Indian childhood cirrhosis"
10.55 AM - 11.05 AM Chair >Dr. C. S. P. Iyer
11.05 AM -11.35 AM Plenary  Lecture IV Dr. Horzt Przuntek, Germany on “Complementary medicine in Parkinson´s disease and Multiple Sclerosis"
11.35 AM - 12.05 PM Plenary Lecture V Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan, Mumbai “Ayurveda for Science – How Ayurveda can make original contribution to the frontiers of Modern Bio Medicine”
12.05 PM - 12.35 PM Plenary Lecture VI Anna Spudich, Adjunct faculty, NCBS, Bangalore“Impact of Malabar botanical medical knowledge on the development of trade, medicine and science during the precolonial period.”
12.35 PM - 01.05 PM Talk Dr. Gopalakrishnan, Sahapaedia on "Creating a web-resource on Indian Medicinal Heritage: Challenges and Strategies"
01.05 PM - 01.30 PM Talk Prof A.K Verma, SGPGI-Lucknow, "Wish to cure non-communicable diseases? Atomic powered polynutraceuticals are here"

Parallel Session II – A

Venue HALL 1
Theme Diabetes 2

02.00 PM - 02.05 PM

Chair Dr. P K Ashok
02.05 PM – 02.20 PM Keynote Dr. Geetha Krishnan "Ayurveda Drug Development in Diabetes Mellitus"
02.20 PM  –  02.35 PM Presentation Dr. B G Gokulan "Diabetic retinopathy and Ayurveda Management"

Parallel Session II – B

Venue HALL 11

Infertility & Obstetrics

02.00 PM - 02.05 PM

Chair DrBhaskaran
02.05 PM – 02.20 PM Keynote Dr.B.Syamala, Principal, Amritha Ay College "Management of Infertility in present perspective"
02.20 PM  –  02.35 PM Presentation DrS N Suresh “Effect of ksharakarma in Cervical erosion in comparison with cryocauterization"

Parallel Session II – C

Venue HALL 111

Hypertension & CHD

02.00 PM - 02.05 PM

Chair Dr. Ram Mohan
02.05 PM – 02.20 PM Keynote Dr. T. Rajamohan "Cardioprotective benefits of Coconut and its products"
02.20 PM  –  02.35 PM Presentation Dr. T. Sreekumar “Ayurvedic Approach to Coronary Artery Diseases”

Parallel Session II – D

Theme Cancer

02.00 PM - 02.05 PM

Chair Dr. B. Sudhi Kumar
02.05 PM – 02.20 PM Keynote Dr. Dilip Gadgil "Diagnosis and management of cancer: an Ayurvedic perspective"
02.20 PM  –  02.35 PM Presentation Dr. S Gopakumar "Clinical approach to Cancer"

Parallel Session III –A

Venue HALL 1
Theme Pulmonary Diseases

04.00 to 4.05 pm

Chair Dr. T. K. Uma
04.05 – 4.20 pm Presentation Dr. A K Manoj Kumar "Pulmonary Disorders - Prevention and Management"

Parallel Session III –B

Venue HALL 11
Theme Medicinal Plants

04.00 to 4.05 pm

Chair Dr. S. Rajasekharan
04.05 – 4.20 pm Presentation Dr. Tanuja Nesari "Potential of Medicinal Plants in the Management of NCDs"

Parallel Session III –C

Venue HALL 111

Mental Disorders

04.00 to 4.05 pm

Chair Dr. K. Sundaran
04.05 – 4.20 pm Presentation Dr. Sreelatha "Crossing Destiny: Contribution of Ayurveda in Meeting Mental Health challenges"

Parallel Session III –D



04.00 to 4.05 pm

Chair Dr. John K. George
04.05 – 4.20 pm Presentation Dr. G.Vinod Kumar "Geriatric Care: Scopes and Highlights"


February 10, 2012 05.30 PM Onwards
Welcome Shri. Baby Mathew, MD, Somatheeram
Presided by Shri. V.S. Sivakumar, Hon. Minister for Transport & Devaswom, Govt. of Kerala
Inauguration Shri. Gandhi Selvan, Hon. Union Minister of State for Health, Govt. of India
Chief Guest Shri. K. C. Venugopal, Hon. Union Minister of State for Power, Govt. of India
Solidarity Address

Shri. L. Radhakrishnan IAS, Chairman, JN Port Trust, Mumbai
Shri. Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Shri. Nedumudi Venu
Smt. Jayabharati
Smt. Mallika Sukumaran

Vote of Thanks Dr. S. Sunil Kumar

Day 3, Saturday, 11-02-2012

CME 08.00 AM – 09.00 AM

Scientific Writing –

Dr. A. Bijukumar Puzhayoram

Plenary Session III

09.00 AM - 11.00 AM

09.00 AM – 09.10 AM

Special Address Shri. Rajeev Sadanandan IAS, Health Secretary  Govt. of Kerala)
09.10 AM – 09.20 AM Chair Dr. S. Vidyadharan
09.20 AM - 09.50 AM Plenary Lecture I Dr. C. R. Agnives 'Obesity - a treatment protocol in Ayurveda perspective'
09.50 AM – 10.20 AM Plenary Lecture II Dr. M R Vasudevan Nampoothiri, "Ayurveda Dietetics- Relevance in the context of NCDs"
10.20 AM - 10.50 AM Plenary Lecture III Dr.Subhash Ranade, Pune "Ayurvedic Approach to Cardio Vascular Diseases"

10.50 AM - 11.00 AM

Chair Dr. P. Syamala Kumary

11.00 AM - 11.30 AM

Plenary Lecture IV Dr. Sathiyamurti, Manipal "Non Communicable diseases- Genomics and Prakrithi"
11.30 AM - 12.00 PM Plenary Lecture V Mr. Mark Rosenberg, REAA, Germany, "Ayurveda and Social Health'
12.00 AM - 12.30 PM Plenary Lecture VI

Dr. S.Saji Kumar

12.30 PM - 01.00 PM Plenary Lecture VII Dr. Jeevan E P, Germany "Ayurveda in Europe: what we achieved and what we have to create"

Parallel Session IV- A


Hall I


Degenerative Diseases

2.00 – 2.05 pm

Chair Dr. N. Subhash Babu
2.05 – 2.20 pm Invited talk Dr. G. Shyamakrishnan "BACKING FOR AN ACHING BACK: Cost Effective & Evidence Based Ayurveda - A Working Model"

Parallel Session IV- B


Hall II


Liver Disorders

2.00 – 2.05 pm

Chair Dr. PKS Nair
2.05 – 2.20 pm I nvited talk Dr. D Jayan "Hepatitis B and its Management in Ayurveda""

Parallel Session IV- C


Hall II1


Gender Specific NCDs

2.00 – 2.05 pm

Chair Dr. B. Shyamala
2.05 – 2.20 pm Invited talk Dr. Sheela Viswanathan

Parallel Session IV- D


Hall IV



2.00 – 2.05 pm Chair Dr. K. G. Sreekumar
2.05 – 2.20 pm Invited talk Dr. Vinod Krishna "Relevance of Marma Chikitsa in Neuromuscular Disorders"
Concluding Session of International Seminar
February 11, 2012 04.00 PM
Welcome Shri. Ajith Venniyoor
Inauguration Adv. A. Sampath MP
Keynote Address Shri. B.R.P Bhaskar
Solidarity Address Shri. T. N. Gopakumar
Shri. Sreekantan Nair
Shri. S. R. Sakthidharan
Shri. J. S. Indukumar
Shri. P. P. James
Shri. Rajasekharan Nair
Shri. P. Kishore
Shri. Baby Mathew
Shri. Ajith
Vote of Thanks Dr. Rejith Anand


Day One:

12.02.2012      09.30 AM
Welcome Dr. Bijukumar
Presided by Shri. Raghunandan Sharma, President, CCIM
Inauguration Shri. Adoor Prakash Hon. Minister for Health, Govt. of Kerala
Chief Guest Shri. S.D. Shibulal, CEO, Infosys
Felicitation Shri.S.K.Amaratunga 
Hon. Minister for Health and Indigenous Medicine, Central 
Province, Sri Lanka

Dr. Ved Prakash Tyagi 
Vice President CCIM

Dr. Vanitha Muralikumar 
Executive Member CCIM
Vote of Thanks Dr. S. R. Durga
Welcome Padmashree Dr. J. Hareendran Nair
Inauguration Dr. Thomas Issac Former Finance Minister, Government of Kerala
Keynote Shri. K. C. Shashidar, Chief General Manager, NABARD Regional Office
Vote of Thanks Dr. V. Madhavachandran
February 12, 2012  11.00 AM – 12.10 PM


12, 2012,  11.45 AM
11.45 AM - 12.30 PM VISION ADDRESS- Dr. MS Valiathan
12.30 PM - 01.15 PM Dr. VN Rajasekharan Pillai
01.15 PM - 02.00 PM LUNCH BREAK
02.00 PM - 02.45 PM Dr. KP Muralidharan: Ayurveda from Science to Sastra
02.45 PM - 03.30 PM Smt Jalaja IAS
03.45 PM - 04.30 PM Sri. Darshan Shankar
04.30 PM - 05.00 PM Dr. Alex Hankey: Decoding Ayurveda
CULTURAL MEET 12.02.2012   05.30 PM
Welcome Shri. C. K. Peethambaran, Director, CISSA
Presidential Address
Prof. Dr. O.N.V. Kurup
Inauguration Shri. Shashi Tharoor MP, Hon. Member of Parliament
Padmashree B. Sugatha Kumari
Dr. George Onakkoor
Prof. V. Madhusoodhanan Nair


Vote of Thanks


10.00 AM - 11.00 AM 10.00 AM - 11.00 AM Dr. Ram Manohar
2.05 – 2.20 pm Panelists
Dr. S. Gopakumar, 
Dr. Shyamakrishnan,
Dr. Manoj Sankaranarayana
11.00 AM - 11.45 AM Padmashree P. R. Krishna Kumar
11.45 AM - 12.30 PM Dr. KR Kohli
12.30 PM - 01.15 PM Dr. PLT Girija
01.15 PM - 02.00 PM Lunch Break
02.00 PM - 02.45 PM/td> Vaidya Balendu Prakash: Clinical Experiences of Ayurvedic practice - a New Pathway in Medical Research"
02.45 PM - 03.30 PM Dr. Vijay Singh Chauhan: "Age -old nutritional supplements and Nutraceuticals from India
03.45 PM - 05.00 PM


Dr. Jayaprakash Narayanan
2.05 – 2.20 pm Panelists
Dr. Prasanna Rao,
Dr. D. Ramanathan,
Dr. VG Udayakumar
FEBRUARY 13, 2012     11.00 AM
Dr. G. G. Gangadharan, President, CISSA
Inauguration Shri Oommen Chandy, Hon Chief Minister of Kerala
Keynote Address
Shri. P. V. Appaji, Executive Director, Pharmexcil, Ministry of Commerce, Government of Kerala
Shri. Ranjith  Puranik
CEO, Shri Dhootapapeshwar Ltd


Vote of Thanks Shri. Ajayraj, Co-ordinator, Business Meet