1st Edition of International Exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness, New Delhi, INDIA,
4th to 7th December 2017

4th–7th December, 2017, the Ministry of AYUSH, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, Pharmexcil and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organized an event called INTERNATIONAL AROGYA 2017 – 1st Edition of International Exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness, with support from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the Ministry of External Affairs, and various AYUSH organizations.

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Sh. Pramod Kumar Pathak, Joint Secretary of the AYUSH Ministry, Dr. Pooja Sabharwal, Lawrence G Schull MD, Hon AYUSH Minister Naik, Sudhir Bagga MD, MBA, ABIHM, Lothar Pirc

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Speakers and moderators of plenary session III after the presentation of the cup by the moderators

from Links: Dr. med. Pooja Sabharwal, Lothar Pirc, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary of State in the AYUSH Ministry, Sudhir Bagga MD, MBA, ABIHM, Lawrence G Schull MD

from Links: Dr. med. Pooja Sabharwal, Lothar Pirc, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary of State in the AYUSH Ministry, Sudhir Bagga MD, MBA, ABIHM, Lawrence G Schull MD

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from left: Prof. Nandu Goswami, head of the research department of the Medical Universities Graz, Prof. Dr. H.S. Sharma, international diabetes specialist and Lothar Pirc

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Congress participants

The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, is the governmental body purposed with education and research in all India’s indigenous systems of medicine, some with over 5000-years old traditions of providing general health care, which are now also developed with modern scientific perspectives.

On invitation by the Government of India, Lothar Pirc, CEO of Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre in Bad Ems, Germany, gave a fascinating presentation to the conference participants on the topic of how to manage an Ayurveda private clinic successfully. Over the last 25 years, they have administered Ayurvedic courses of treatment to 25,000 clinic guests, and Lothar Pirc gladly shared stories and insights from his treasure trove of experience with the interested audience, which had come from some 50 countries all over the world.

Towards the end of his presentation, he emphasized the need for scientific validation of the remarkable healing successes with Ayurvedic therapies also in Europe. Because official bodies in Germany and the EU are slow to recognize existing studies, which have mostly been carried out at universities in India and America, the clinic in Bad Ems is seeking cooperation with medical universities in the EU and support from AYUSH to stimulate such studies in Europe, necessary for accomplishing greater recognition of Ayurveda there. Lothar Pirc proposed using his clinic in Bad Ems as a platform and asked the Government of India for financial support in this endeavor.
After his presentation, he was invited to several small-circle meetings with the Minister responsible, the Secretary of State, and various other advisers and directors of the AYUSH Ministry to discuss this matter (See pictures).

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Lothar Pirc after his talk with Hon AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik

In a video recording of the Conference proceedings, you can watch Lothar Pirc’s presentation (14 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgGpXCa7h-Q
(3h14’55“ – 3h28’40“) and the valedictorian address by
AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik
(8 min.) here. (6h32’40“ – 6h40’40“)