With the concerted efforts of the Government of India, the spirit of Ayurveda, Yoga and other forms of traditional Indian knowledge have spread far and wide. The declaration of June 21 as the International Day of Yoga has established these ancient Indian treasures of knowledge as holistic health practices at the world stage, promoting physical, mental and spiritual well-being. In this context, Yoga guru Swami Ramdev’s thoughts are worth quoting “Whole world should get up in morning and do yoga for a medicine-free healthy life.” Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA) has taken the first steps on this journey in Australia in conjunction with the Govt. of India and other organisations. This year 2018 also marks the 30th anniversary of AAA and we are privileged to share our experience of this long tradition in Australia with you on this occasion.
It is my pleasure and honour to be part of the 1st International AYUSH Conference & Exhibition – Melbourne, which is being held at the RMIT University Bundoora campus in Melbourne during 6-7 October 2018. This event is being organized by the Australasian Association of Ayurveda Inc (AAA), and will bring together Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy practitioners on a single platform under the aegis of AYUSH which will immensely benefit the Australasian community. The theme of the Conference – “Prevention and Management of Pain and Lifestyle Diseases through AYUSH as a System of Medicine ” is ever so relevant in the present world where billions of dollars are spent annually on treatment of pain. Yogic and Ayurvedic life style can eliminate diseases from body and help lead a pain-free blissful life. With an expected participation of over thousands exhibitors from all around the world, this conference will enable AYUSH relay its message to a vast spectrum of people. I am confident that the health-conscious public of the Australasia will immensely benefit from this exhibition. Australia has close relations with India in the field of expert knowledge sharing and business since times immemorial. I am sure by launching AYUSH’s first ever International summit in Australia, this relationship will be further cemented between the two countries. In my capacity as Chairman, Organizing Committee, I would like to commend the efforts of AAA and their commitment towards AYURVEDA in making Australian community disease and pain-free and bring this science into lime light.
I wish the forthcoming International AYUSH Conference & Exhibition-MELBOURNE grand success and I look forward to welcoming you all there.
Best wishes for a healthy blissful life !
Dr Santosh Kumar Yadav