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World Homeopathy Day concludes successfully in Delhi

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Central Council for Research in Homeopathy gives away awards to contributors in homeopathy

The two-day Convention on World Homeopathy Day concluded successfully in New Delhi today. Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge), AYUSH was the Chief Guest of the function and Dr Manoj Rajoria, MP and Parliamentary Standing Committee, Ministry of AYUSH, Health and Family Welfare presided over the function. The event was organised to commemorate the 262nd birth anniversary of the founder of Homeopathy, Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, scholar, linguist and a scientist. The theme of the convention was ‘Enhancing Quality of Research in Homeopathy.’ The convention was organised by Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH), an autonomous research organisation of Ministry of AYUSH.

On this occasion the AYUSH Minister, recalled the great contribution of Hahnemann. He further shared that Ministry of AYUSH was committed to bring to surface more evidence in AYUSH systems and validate these systems through internationally recognised means. He appreciated that CCRH has made some decent leaps in credible homeopathy research and is sensitising its scientists on contemporary methods of research regularly. He also informed the delegates that CCRH has collaborated with reputed international and national institutes that are known for their excellence in various streams of science like quantum physics, bio-engineering, virology, chemistry, botany etc., which, in turn, have not only bought more recognition to homeopathy, but also opened the eyes of the allied scientists to this method of healing to take up more research in yet underexplored links between Homeopathy and science, like, nano-science and genomics.

On this occasion, CCRH presented awards to incentivise the contributors in the field of Homeopathy research. The awards were conferred upon by Shripad Naik to Dr AR Khudabukhsh for Lifetime Achievement for Best Researcher, to Prof Chaturbhuja Nayak for Best Teacher, Dr Kusum S Chand and Dr Archana Narang for Best research papers, Dr CR Patil and Dr Debadatta Nayak for Young Scientists. During the convention, Minister of AYUSH also announced the award winners will receive scholarship for quality MD Dissertations in Homeopathy.

In his address, Manoj Rajoria, highlighted the importance of quality education and research in Homeopathy for overall growth of the system. To standardise Homeopathy, he said that National Commission for Homeopathy (NCH) is being proposed as the regulatory body that will have four boards, one each for regulation of undergraduate education; postgraduate education; accreditation and assessment of institutions; and regulation of the practice of the profession.

The deliberations, divided in five sessions, included key areas of homeopathic research, strengthening college infrastructure for undertaking research, latest trends in drug validation, prognostic factor research and role of homeopathy in public health and epidemics by means of high quality research, including NABH accreditation of homeopathic hospitals.

The main objective of these sessions was to educate all stakeholders to understand the intricacies of Homeopathic research and to provide adequate exposure of quality research environment to delegates, which included researchers, practitioners, policymakers, medical students and representatives of homeopathy industry.

Jt secretary AK Ganeriwala and Jt secretary PN Ranjit Kumar, Ministry of AYUSH, Dr VK Gupta, Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee, CCRH, Dr Lex Rutten (Netherlands), Dr Isaac Golden (Australia) and Dr Martien Brands (Netherlands) were among the other dignitaries present during the tribute ceremony.

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