Members of Nepal Maharshi Vedic Foundation and Nepal Ayurveda Doctors Association/Photo: RSS
KATHMANDU: The 7th International Ayurveda Congress is taking place in Kathmandu, with the slogan ‘overall health treatment for all’.
The Congress would take place on March 3-5.
In the Congress to be organized jointly by the Nepal Maharshi Vedic Foundation and Nepal Ayurveda Doctors Association, as many as 300 Ayurveda experts from Europe, India and Nepal would take part.
It is expected that public awareness of Ayurveda science and practice would help develop it as a life science.
Chairperson of the Foundation Deepak Prakash Baskota, also the former minister, said that the program has been organized here to promote Ayurveda in Nepal, a knowledge hub of alternative medical science.
Association Chair Dr Shyam Babu Yadav cited a reference that India has a separate ministry to look after Ayurveda and expressed his optimism that the Congress would contribute to promoting herbal-based medical science which has been relegated to the back-burner.
Though the Association was successful in arranging Ayurveda Hospital in all seven provinces at the policy level, it is yet to be brought into action, he added.
This is the first-ever Ayurveda Congress taking place in Nepal in the South Asian sub-continent. Prime Minster Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is scheduled to inaugurate the conclave on Friday.
Earlier, the Congress was held in different cities of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Slovenia.