International Convention on World Homoeopathy
Day was organized by Central council for Research
in homoeopathy and an international organization
Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis (LMHI)
to commemorate the 261st birth anniversary of
the founder of Homoeopathy. The theme of the convention
is ‘Integrating Homoeopathy in Healthcare’.
Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (Independent
Charge) for AYUSH inaugurated the event at Vigyan
Bhawan, New Delhi. In his inaugural address, he
expressed regret over the fact that the potential
of Homoeopathy remains largely unexplored and,
therefore, underutilized in public health. This,
despite the fact that Homoeopathy is practiced
in more than 80 countries of the world and is
known to be effective in various communicable
and non-communicable diseases, chronic diseases
and diseases of children and mothers, he added.
The scope of prevention of various epidemic diseases
through Homoeopathy is also huge, but not yet
tapped, he added. He said that India had an extensive
meetings and deliberations on AYUSH with a number
of countries at the International level.
Naik said that AYUSH information cells have been
set up at the Indian embassies and consulates
in Beijing, Stockholm, Latvia, Dubai and Croatia.
The AYUSH Chairs are established in the foreign
universities, in consultation with Indian Missions
to promote academic and collaborative research
activities on AYUSH Systems abroad, he added.
Shri Naik also released a commorative stamp and
a souvenir on this occasion. The Secretary, Ministry
of AYUSH Shri Ajit M. Sharan said that the Govt
of India is putting in all efforts to develop
centers of excellence in Homoeopathy.
convention deliberated upon various significant
issues in Homoeopathy like ‘Homoeopathy
on Cancer’, ‘Homoeopathy on Mental
Health’, ‘Homoeopathy on Epidemics’,
‘Homoeopathy on Public Health, Clinical
Research studies, Drug Validation and Drug Development’
etc. Among the invited guests are Mohd. Nasim,
Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Govt.
of Bangladesh, Mr. Mushtaq Alam, Minister of State
for Health, Govt. of Nepal, Mrs. Fozia Manzoor,
Counsellor of High Commission, Pakistan and Mr.
Anura Jayawickrama, Health Secretary, Sri Lanka.
Scientists and homoeopathy doctors from 23 countries
including Brazil, Russia, South Africa, Italy,
Netherlands, U.K., Austria, Armenia, Canada, Israel,
Australia, Bangladesh, Japan, France, UAE, Cuba,
Nepal, Turkey, Argentina, Slovenia, Pakistan,
Ghana and Kenya participated in this convention.