Ayurveda Teachers Association is organising the first ever All India Ayurveda Teachers Conference on August 19. Legal rights of Ayurveda teachers and ways to improve quality of Ayurveda education are some of the important topics that will be discussed at the conference, to be organised at Rajiv Gandhi e-learning Academy Auditorium in Pune. Girish Dattartray Mahajan, Minister for Medical Education, Water Resources and Command Area Development, Government of Maharashtra will inaugurate the conference which will be attended by Manoj Nesari, advisor Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy), Shivaram Savarikar, advisor medical education, and others.
'The conference is organised to unite all Ayurveda teacher across India from private, deemed, government aided and government institutes to provide the platform to their expression of their collective opinion on challenges and matter affecting the interest of Ayurvedic education and Ayurvedic teacher's profession,' Ayurveda Teachers Association said in a note.
Rahul Suryavanshi, president of Ayurveda Teachers Association, said that it would be the first ever such conference organised for teachers of Ayurveda. The motive behind organising such a conference and forming an association is to bring all the Ayurveda educational professionals on one platform to discuss and generate on the problems that Ayurveda teachers are facing. We through this conference intended to educate Ayurveda teachers about their legal rights and improve the condition of Ayurvedic teachers ultimately it will help us to improve the quality of Ayurveda education as a whole." Suryavanshi said in a statement.
Ayurveda has huge importance in India and it can be gauged by the fact that up to 80 percent of people use some form of traditional medicine, including Ayurveda. The Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) was established in the year 1971, established under the Department of AYUSH to monitor higher education in Ayurveda.