Cuttack: Council for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT), Ministry of Education (Dept. of Higher Education), Govt. of India in collaboration with Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital, Sri Sri University organized a three-day National Seminar, “Progress and Prospects of Ayurveda Terminology in the Present Scenario with Reference to Teaching and Research.” The seminar continued from January 3 to January 5.
The program held at the Sri Sri University, Cuttack campus, was graced by eminent personalities, experts, exponents, professors, teachers and practitioners of Ayurveda across India.
The seminar was aimed at discussing, deliberating and enriching the use of various terms and terminologies, which are being used in Ayurveda, their appropriate meaning and interpretation sourced from fundamental Sanskrit and their appropriate meaning in Hindi and English languages for better understanding and application in teaching and research. The intellectual outcome of the seminar aimed at shaping and strengthening the New Education Policy, 2020, particularly in the context of Ayurvedic Science and Research, in India and across the globe.
The inaugural session of the Seminar was held in blended mode and Dr Sanjay Satpathy, Vice-Chancellor, Kalahandi University was present as the Chief Guest. Rajita Kulkarni , President of Sri Sri University and M P Poonia, chairman CSTT and Vice-Chairman AICTE joined the seminar via video conference. Dr Ajay Kumar Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Sri Sri University, Dr B. R.Sharma, Executive Registrar of the University, Dr Bhimsen Behera, Senior Scientific officer of CSTT, Dr PK Panda, Dean, SSCASRH and Dr DP Dash, Medical Superintendent, SSCASRH were among the others in the seminar.
Dr Sandhya Sadana, Chief Administrative Officer, SSCASRH, gave the welcome address.
Delivering the presidential address, Rajita Kulkarni exhorted the experts in healthcare and scientific research and teaching to contribute their efforts in expanse and better establishment of Ayurveda in the modern parlance. She also expressed her desire to establish SSCASRH, SSU as the gateway of healthcare in Odisha.
Dr Sanjay Satpathy shared his thoughts on the depth of Ayurveda. He cited his personal experience the vast utility and application of Ayurveda in the System of health care.
Dr Ajay Kumar Singh said that, Ayurveda should become the mainstream system of medicine instead of being treated as an alternative medicine.
While Dr. Behera spoke on the importance of terminologies encouraged the participants for extensive discussion, Dr Sharma shared his inputs of utility of technical terms in application of Ayurveda and Yogic Sciences.
Dr Panda, while delivering the keynote address, explained the need for the seminar and elaborated on the technical terms and application in Ayurveda.
Later, Dr Dash extended the vote of thanks and shared his views on the seminar. A book titled, ‘Health at Your Command’, authored by Dr Chaturbuja Bhuyan was released during the ceremony.
In the following seven scientific sessions spread over the next three days, extensive discussion were held on a wide range and themes, spanning across Practical Significance of Ayurvedic Terminology at Present Scenario, Swasthavritta Teaching, Dravyaguna Perspective, Kaumarabhritya with Terminologies, Yogic Practices and Ayurgenomics. Elaborate Discussions were also held on Establishment of Language Lab. in Ayurvedic Colleges, Progress and Prospect of Research in Ayurveda and its applied aspects in terminology, the Science of Proctology and Importance of Diet as per Ayurvedic Guidelines.
Significantly, the conference was attended by two Vice Chancellors of universities in Odisha, seven Principals of Ayruvedic Colleges across the county and more than ten veteran professors and more than seventy experts on Ayurveda. The partial listing of key note speakers included Dr Suhas Shetty, Principal, Ayurvedic College, Belgavi, Karnataka; Dr Ganesh Puttur, Principal, Sri Sri Ayurvedic College, Bengaluru; Dr Manjunath N.S., Principal SBSJS Ayurvedic Medical College, Farrukhabad; Dr K.T. Routray, Principal, SSN Ayurvedic Medical College, Paikmal, Bargarh; Dr A K Bhadoria, Principal, Mathura Ayurvedic College,UP; Dr Divyashree R. and Dr Sudheer B. R. from Sri Sri Ayurvedic College, Bengaluru; Dr Braja Kishore Swain, Former Professor, Sri Jagnnath Sanskrit University, Puri ; Dr Ramakrushna Panigrahi, Former Principal, GAC, Balangir; Dr Bramhananda Mohapatra, Former Principal, GAC, Balangir; Dr. Kasturi Sirisha, Asst. Prof., Sanskrit; Dr.N.R.S Govt. Ayurveda College, Vijayawada,AP, and others.
Notably, admissions into the 5 year professional BAMS course at SSCASRH, SSU will begin for the academic session 2021-22.