Ayush Day Celebration. Apr.2,2012
The role of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) in global and Indian health scenario is growing steadily.
There are 28 AYUSH colleges affiliated to the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. For the second consecutive year this University celebrated AYUSH DAY on 02.04.2012 (Monday) alongwith the affiliated colleges.
Free AYUSH medical camp was conduted for the staff of the University and for the general public. Doctors from the disciplines of AYURVEDA, YOGA & NATUROPATHY, UNANI, SIDDHA and HOMOEOPATHY (AYUSH)offered their services and 103 patients benifited in this camp.
A 'Herbal Exhibition' comprising 50 common medicinal plants and 50 simple herbal drugs was displayed and their uses for common ailments and method of preparing them as medicines was explained by doctors.
Continuing Medical Education program for AYUSH doctors, post-graduates and students is another highlight of the event. Special lectures on each of the AYUSH systems were delivered by the experts.
Understanding the role of stress in diseases and its management, a yoga demonstrtion was done for the staff members of the University. The main focus was on diabetes, obesity and hypertension which are the leading life-style disorders, manageable with simple yogic execise.
Quiz competions, Elocution competition, essay competition, solo singing competition and Group dance were also conducted for AYUSH students and prizes were distributed.
The Award function was held in between 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm in the University premises. The Vice-Chancellor Dr.Mayilvahanan Natarajan presided over the function. The Honorable Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Government of Tamilnadu and the Pro-Chancellor of this university Dr. V.S. Vijay, M.S. (Ortho) was the chief guest and Mr. T.N. Ramanathan, I.A.S., Commissioner of Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy, Government of Taminadu was the Guest of Honor.
On this occasion, twelve LIFE-TIME ACIEVEMENT AWARDS for the eminent senior AYUSH doctors, nineteen BEST AYUSH TEACHER AWARDS to the teachers of the affiliated AYUSH colleges of this University and thirteen BEST AYUSH DOCTOR AWARDS for AYUSH doctors with outstanding contributions in the field of clinical medicine were awarded.
The celebrations ended with Cultural programs performed by AYUSH Students of the affiliated institutions.