Indian Minister for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik visited the Netherlands from September 1-4, 2018 to attend the Fourth International Ayurveda Congress (IAvC) organized by International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, Netherlands; All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi and the International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune in association with the Indian Embassy in the Netherlands. The Minister led a delegation comprising senior officials from Ministry of AYUSH including the Pharmacopoeia Commission of Indian Medicine and Homeopathy. The Fourth IAvC took place from September 1-3 at Leiden, Netherlands.
The highlight of the Congress was a special Seminar organized by the Indian Embassy titled “India-Netherlands collaboration in Healthcare, including Ayurveda.” This seminar was addressed by the Dutch Minister for Medical Care and Sport Bruno Bruins and the AYUSH Minister and focused on benefits traditional knowledge of India such as Yoga and Ayurveda can bring for healthy living and aging.
During his stay in the Netherlands, the AYUSH Minister paid respects to the memory of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation at the Maharishi Peace Palace located in the campus of Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in the Limburg province of the Netherlands. He visited the Indian stall at the Embassy Festival held in The Hague, participated in the Janmashtami celebrations organized in the Gandhi Centre (Indian Cultural Centre) and interacted with the Indian Community and friends of India. He further visited the New Amsterdam School of Yoga and witnessed a yoga demonstration by Dutch students.
September 10, 2018
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