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UWI to co-host international Ayurveda conference

For Release Upon Receipt - July 27, 2010

St. Augustine

Indian and Caribbean experts on Ayurveda will be brought together for the first time, through a joint initiative of The University of the West Indies (UWI), The High Commission of India in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Cultural Cooperation (MGICC). They have teamed up to organise an international Ayurveda Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday 3rd August, 2010 at Amphitheatre A, The UWI Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mt. Hope from 8.30am.

The event is open to the public, and is supported by the Department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), Government of India. It will be inaugurated by the Honourable Fazal Karim, TT Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education.

Dr. M.M. Padhi, Deputy Director (Tech.), Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha, Dr. Manoj Nesari, Joint Advisor (Ayurveda), Department of AYUSH and Mr. T. Unnikrishnan, General Manager (Projects), Ashtavaidyan Thaikaattu Moos, Vaidyaratnam Oushadashala, Thrissur, the experts from India will deliver lectures on Ayurveda, in addition to presentations by Dr. Harry Ramnarine and Dr. Yogesh Kurup.  A panel discussion with experts on Ayurveda in the Caribbean will also be held as part of the event. 

For more information, please contact the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Cultural Cooperation (MGICC) at (868) 645-3800.

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