A Day after Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the two-day “Scientific Convention on World Homeopathy Day” organised by the Ministry of AYUSH- the event drew to close with emphasis on promoting research and innovation in the said field. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH-Shripad Yesso Naik presided over the valedictory function today on 11 April 2018 along with Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha Manoj Rajoria and Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha as Guests of Honour.
This year the convention was attended by more than 1500 delegates, which included homoeopathic researchers, scientists from allied sciences, practitioners, students, industrialists as well as representatives of various homoeopathic associations.
The thought provoking address by the Vice President encouraging homoeopathy professionals and scientists to undertake more research in this field of medical science, which is widely used as a system of healing in the world and is one of the most popular treatment methods in India remained the focal point of deliberation even on the closing day.
Naik, while extending his remarks on the valedictory function, recalled the great man that Hahnemann was and how his scientific aptitude helped him to discover a healing system based on infallible laws of nature. He further congratulated the council for its 40 years of research commitments in the field of Homoeopathy by working on infectious and other nationally significant diseases like acute encephalitis syndrome, mother and child health problems, dengue, chikungunya etc. He assured the full support of his Ministry in supporting the council in undertaking high quality research and helping to develop big data on homoeopathy which is required to validate this ancient wisdom. He commended Council for linking research with education by signing MoUs with academic institutes with the aim to orient postgraduate students and faculty to research. He said that homoeopathic colleges should ensure their infrastructure supports research in homoeopathy.
The Secretary AYUSH Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha had also emphasised the Ministry’s efforts to bridge the gap between science and tradition through researches in the field of AYUSH.
On the occasion of CCRH completing 40 years a ‘Webinar series’ was released in association with Mind Technologies. These webinars will provide excellent opportunity of learning to practitioners, faculty, undergraduate and postgraduate students/interns, PhD Scholars and researchers. A Mobile App for the convention, ‘WHD CCRH App’ was launched as a first of its kind initiative to make this convention a global event.