Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik has sought suggestions from global experts to turn India into a global hub for Ayurveda.
Speaking at the valedictory function of the 7th World Ayurveda Congress in Kolkata yesterday, Naik asked Ayurveda researchers and practitioners world over for inputs which can be incorporated in order to streamline the study and practice of traditional medicine, a press release said.
The Union Minister also announced that the next World Ayurveda Congress will be held in Gandhinagar.
Earlier, the Minister administered an oath amongst Ayurveda practitioners and researchers to work in a concerted manner to develop and popularise the practice of Ayurveda
The World Ayurveda Congress was held in Kolkata from December 1-4.
Nearly 500 delegates participated in the event. The dignitaries included Kerala s Minister of Health Shailaja Teacher, Sri Lanka s Provincial Minster of Health and Indigenous Medicine Shri Lakshman Wendaruwa, Vijanan Bharati s National President Dr Vijay Bhatkal.