The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU-FRLHT), in collaboration with The Karnataka Biodiversity Board (KBB), the Karnataka Medicinal Plants Authority (KaMPA), the Paramparika Vaidya Parishat – Karnataka and Adichunchanagiri Ayurvedic Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre (AMC) had organized Karnataka Moolike Utsava and Paramparika Vaidya Sammelana at Sri Pavada Basavanna Devara Mutt, Nelamangala on 22nd and 23rd December 2021. This sammelana had covered vaidyas from 6 districts viz., Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban, Chikkaballapura, Kolara, Ramanagara and Tumkur. As a part of this sammelana, an exhibition on Indian Medical Heritage was also organised. Further, a free medical screening camp and Panchakarma treatment was conducted by Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (IAIM) Healthcare Centre, Bengaluru.
This sammelana was attended by 194 paramparika vaidyas including 12 women vaidyas from different districts of Karnataka and few representatives from Paramparika Vaidya Parishat, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. A total of 173 Paramparika vaidyas had attended from the targeted 6 districts and few vaidyas represented from Bidar, Mandhya, Gadag, Chitradurga, Raichur and Chikkamagaluru. The sammelana was also attended by 50 officials, doctors and experts from National Medicinal Plants Board, RCFC, Kerala, Karnataka Biodiversity Board, Karnataka Medicinal Plants Authority, Karnataka Forest Department, The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology, Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine Healthcare Centre, Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Adichunchanagiri Ayurvedic Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Government Ayurveda Central Pharmacy and Government Ayurveda College. There were 23 Ayurveda students from Adichunchanagiri Ayurvedic Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre who had participated in the sammelana also in the documentation of traditional knowledge of the paramparika vaidyas. Apart from 266 registered participants of this sammelana, the exhibition on Indian Medical Heritage was visited by 210 school and college students and 105 general public. The free health check-up was attended by 108 persons and free Panchakarma treatment was given to 36 people.
Purposes of the sammelana were to strengthen and revitalize the traditional community healthcare practices and build capacity of the traditional community healthcare providers (TCHPs), to create awareness about significance of traditional community healthcare practices to public health and to develop local TCHPs profile by documenting the healers and their knowledge.
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