05 December 2016 Current Affairs: The 7th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) was held from December 2 to 4, 2016 at Science City in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was organised by the World Ayurveda Foundation with the support of the Union Ministry of AYUSH to facilitate development and growth of AYUSH system of medicine comprising Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
The focus theme of the Ayurveda Congress was “Strengthening the Ayurveda Ecosystem“. The major components of the congress were public outreach session, Ayurveda Clinics for the general public and Public Lectures. During the 7th WAC, 5 plenary sessions, 25 parallel sessions and a large number of paper presentations were also held.
On behest of PHARMEXCIL and Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry, buyer seller meet was also held to boost the export potential of the Ayurvedic Industry.
Besides, to facilitate development and growth of AYUSH system of medicine the AYUSH ministry also had organised AROGYA Expo. It was inaugurated by Union Minister for AYUSH Shripad Naik.