THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An international conference with the theme ‘Convergence of Health Traditions in Bharatavarsha’ and a public health exhibition, held in connection with ‘Jignasa 2017’, concluded here on Saturday.
The international conference and the public health exhibition and expo were organised at the Saraswathi Mandapam in Poojappura by the Vidyarthi Seva Trust.
The trust initiated ‘Jignasa’ as a common platform to address everything related to ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy (AYUSH) systems. Over 504 delegates, including those from foreign countries, participated in the international conference.
Representatives from Zimbabwe and Turkey interacted with delegates from 23 states in the country to share knowledge on traditional systems of medicine.
Hundreds of visitors thronged the Ayurveda-Science expo at Poojappura. The expo featured around 200 stalls that showcased the diversity and significance of traditional systems of medicine and healing practices practiced in India, and their role in public healthcare.
Participants included Central and State Government departments, NGOs, traditional and tribal physicians, medicinal plant nurseries and gardens and health-related industries.
Cultural events, held as part of ‘Jignasa 2017’ also attracted a large number of visitors. Baul singer Parvathi Baul enthralled the audience with her performance on Saturday evening. Kalarippayattu by Hindusthan Kalari Sangam, classical dance by students of PNNM Ayurveda college and classical thematic yoga by Chinmaya Mission were some of the other cultural programmes held in connection with ‘Jignasa 2017’.