Netherlands – 6th INTERNATIONAL AYURVEDA CONGRESS CONFERENCE.
Bringing Ayurveda into the Mainstream.
In the Presence of the Guest of Honour Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of AYUSH Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai
23 November 2021 — Roermond, The Netherlands
International Ayurveda Congress is a joint effort of three organizations: the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, from The Netherlands; the All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi; and the International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune.
These International Congresses are held regularly, at least once in two years. The Congresses are inspired by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s World Plan for Perfect Health and Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s initiative to spread the highest quality of knowledge, practice and products of Ayurveda throughout the world.
The conferences support the establishment of Ayurveda as a prevention-oriented, perfect health care system for the world, a system that is authentic and reliable.
The Congress aims to establish Ayurveda as the most ancient, scientific and holistic health care system, which is capable of leading the world towards an increasingly disease-free society. Since Ayurveda is cost effective and easy to implement, it is capable of bringing about self-sufficiency in health care in every nation.
World experts in the field of Ayurveda come together and bring out a new depth of understanding of Ayurveda. New breakthrough scientific researches on Ayurveda are presented, and In-depth formulation of policies to make Ayurveda available in totality throughout the world is discussed.
This International Ayurveda Congress is the joint effort of the Indian Embassy, Den Haag, The Netherlands; the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, The Netherlands; and Stichting MERU—Maharishi European Research University.
The theme of this conference is to bring Ayurveda into the mainstream in the areas of education, research, training, practice, and products.
The Congress presents a platform for all leading Ayurveda organizations in Europe and leaders in various fields of Ayurveda.
The conference was successfully concluded in the beautiful city of Roermond in the South of The Netherlands.
The interactive meeting held in the presence of honourable Minister of State, Ministry of AYUSH, H.E. Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai and the Indian Ambassador to the Netherlands H.E. Pradeep Kumar Rawat, and the AYUSH delegation.
The opening remarks Moderators were :
Lothar Pirc, Founder and CEO, Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre Bad Ems, Germany (since 1992); Secretary General of EURAMA – European Ayurveda Medical Association; Board member German Ayurveda Umbrella Organization – ADAVED
Professor Dr Sharda Nandram, Endowed professor at VU University, Amsterdam; Chair at the faculty of religion and theology, VU University, Amsterdam
H. E. Shri Pradeep Kumar Rawat, Ambassador of India to The
H.E. Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai, Minister of State, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India
The official announcement of the accreditation of Ayurveda Courses offered at MERU by the honourable Minister of State, Ministry of AYUSH.
Presentation by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.
Inaugural Congress Addressed by Dr med. Rainer Picha, Chairman International Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation — Bringing Ayurveda into the Mainstream
Dr Anupam Srivastava, Director National Academy of Ayurveda, Ministry of AYUSH – Quality Initiatives for Ayurveda Education and Training
Dr Walter Moelk, Director, Stichting MERU and Maharishi College of Perfect Health International – Ayurveda – A Foundation for Integrative Medicine
Prof. Dr Sumit Nathani – National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Ministry of AYUSH – India’s Experience in Mitigation of Covid 19: Ayush Perspective
Dr Sachin Kumar – Assistant Advisor Ayurveda, Ministry of AYUSH – An Overview on Major Initiatives by Ministry of Ayush
Dr Joban Modha, Associate professor, Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda — ITRA, Ministry of AYUSH, Jamnagar, Gujarat – Initiative Towards Standardization in Ayush sector
Claudia Wagner, Managing Director, FIT Reisen Group – Current Trends and Future in Ayurveda Tourism.
Dr Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR, Neuroscientist and Vedic Scholar, Patron of the Congress – Ayurveda – Wholeness in Health (will connect via video conference)
Bringing Ayurveda into the mainstream • Education and training
Franz Rutz, President, Swiss Ayurveda Umbrella Organization; Member and former Board member, Swiss regulatory body of alternative medicine; Former member of Cantonal Parliament, Switzerland—Official Ayurveda Professions in the National Trainings of the Swiss Education and Health System
Dr Simone Hunziker, Medical and Academic Director, Swiss Ayurvedic Medical Academy; President Indo-Swiss Ayurveda Foundation (will connect via video conference)—Bridging tradition with modernity for quality education in Ayurveda
Mark Rosenberg, President, European Professional Association of Ayurveda Practitioners and Therapists (VEAT); Managing Director, European Academy for Ayurveda, Germany, Austria and Switzerland; Board member, German Ayurveda Umbrella Organization – ADAVED
Gordana Markovic, MD, PhD, Member, State Expert Committee on Complementary Medicine, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia; Director, Social and Preventive Medicine Department at the Zemun Health Center in Belgrade—The Importance of the Postgraduate Certificate in Ayurveda for Health professionals at the Alma Mater Europaea University in Bringing Ayurveda into the Mainstream.
Dr Phil. Karin Pirc, Medical Director, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Bad Ems, Germany—Panchakarma treament experiences with 30.000 European patients
Dr Kiran Vyas, Founder and President, Tapovan Open University of Yoga and Ayurveda, Paris, and Normandy, France
Prof. Dr Madan Thangevelu, PhD, Cambridge, UK, General Secretary and Research Director, European Ayurveda Association; Genome Biologist at Cambridge University; International Advisory Board Member of AYU: International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar, India
Shantanu Banerji, Director, Maharishi AyurVeda
Europe BV, The Netherlands
Strategy and planning session
Interactive strategy and planning session with AYUSH Minister, Indian Ambassador, and AYUSH delegation with invited leaders and Ayurveda organizations.
The event Moderated by Dr Madan Thangavelu, and followed by lunch