AYUSH is the acronym of the medical systems that are being practiced in India such as Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homeopathy. These systems are based on definite medical philosophies and represent a way of healthy living with established concepts on prevention of diseases and promotion of health. There is great curiosity to AYUSH systems of medicine especially due to growing challenges in treating non-communicable diseases (NCDs), life style disorders, chronic diseases, multi drug resistant diseases, emergence of new diseases etc. AYUSH medicines are cost effective, known for safety issues and time tested. AYUSH medicines are widely used as a standalone option or as adjunct with modern medicine in the chronic diseases. Therefore, the relevance of AYUSH has become more now because of this change in health paradigm.
There is an increased demand among the public and a thrust on the policy makers for the development of AYUSH systems and their integration in the health care delivery system across the globe - Asia, Africa, Europe, USA, and Australia. The Indian Ministry of AYUSH was formed on 9th November 2014 to promote AYUSH systems. The recognition of AYUSH systems by Government of UAE, and a strong presence of 500 plus AYUSH practitioners across United Arab Emirates vouch for the growing credence of AYUSH amidst Gulf nations. Dubai’s strategic location and connectivity to the other continents played a key role in the choice of venue. In November 2017, Science India Forum has successfully organized the first edition of International AYUSH Conference & Exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre with the support of Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. 25 countries, 1000 AYUSH delegates and 25000 plus visitors attended the event.
We aspire that the second edition of the conference - organized by the Science India Forum (an initiative of Vinjanabharati) in association with the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India under the patronage of Indian Embassy and Indian Consulate UAE - will be a stunning opportunity to build an efficient platform for communication and co-operation among the experts in the Health care industry. Our conference will bring together global Healthcare leaders and professionals, researchers and health policy makers from around the world, under one roof.
Dr. Aman Puri assumed charge as Consul General of India, Dubai in July, 2020. He is a member of the Indian Foreign Service, having joined in 2003. His overseas assignments include serving as the Consul General of India, Birmingham (U.K), and at the Indian Mission to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, based at Brussels.
At the headquarters, he has held the office of Deputy Chief of the Protocol which involved handling the foreign visits of Prime Minster of India & similar incoming visits. He also served as the Regional Passport Officer, New Delhi. Dr. Puri, (born 1976) did his schooling from St. John's High School, Chandigarh, and qualified as a Dentist before joining the Indian Foreign Service.
Science India Forum UAE (SIF UAE) is a voluntary organization formed and supported by professionals in the fields of Science and Technology, Education, and a few philanthropists and prominent members of the business community in the UAE. SIF UAE is supported on its educational front by the National Science Movement of India (popularly known as Vijnana Bharati). The events and programs of SIF UAE are conducted in association with the Indian Embassy Abu Dhabi and Consulate General of India, Dubai. Science India Forum works with the objective of promoting India’s rich scientific heritage to the world.
Introduce India’s rich scientific heritage to the youth in order to kindle scientific temperament within them.
Identify and appreciate students with a flair for science and technology.
Motivate the young generation to take up science as a career and encourage them to contribute towards INDIA VISION 2020.
Inculcate the children with moral values in life.
The SIF UAE team comprises of like-minded individuals with a zeal to propogate Indian Sciences and help contribute to the betterment of the society.
Following are the Events Organized by SIF;
Children’s Science Congress.
Vijnana Bharati or VIBHA is a national movement dedicated to the integrated development of Bharat through the intervention of science, engineering and technology. Launched In 1991 by a group of thinkers and scientists, VIBHA has, today, 29 active units and 6 overseas units. Eminent scientists, academicians, policy makers and social workers are the torch bearers of this movement. VIBHA takes the spirit of 'Swadeshi' along with the ethos of our culture. It emphasizes that science and spirituality should go hand In hand. VIBHA works towards rural development, technology transfer, and social empowerment so as to bring the fruits of advancement of science and technology for the benefit of the society. It has received two national awards for popularizing science and technology: one in 2006 from Dr Manmohan Singh, Hon'bie Prime Minister of India, and the other in 2007 from Mr Kapil Sibal, Hon'bie minister for Science and Technology, Government of India. VIBHA works towards national self-reliance and a developed India. Towards this mission, VIBHA adopts, adapts, and assimilates the best from everywhere and associates with the best of universities, R&D organizations and other movements.
As a vibrant movement for the development of Swadeshi Sciences As a dynamic Science Movement with a Swadeshi Spirit,
interlinking traditional and modern sciences on the one hand, and natural and spiritual sciences on the other
hand As a Swadeshi Movement with modern sciences adapted to national needs. Vijnanabharati has units in 22 states across the country and contacts in 4 states.
It is working in 11 different areas through autonomous institutions, independent organizations & also as project entities. They are ;
World Ayurveda foundation.
Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan- Samiti.
Global Indian Scientists and Technocrats Foundation.
Rashtriya Yuva vaigyanik manch.
National Ayurveda students and youth Association.
Jnan Vijnan Pratibha Pareeksha.
Vishwa Veda- Vijnan sammelan.
Vigyan Prasar Bharati.
Energy Innovation and implementation Foundation.
International Institute of Waste management.
Established in 2011, the World Ayurveda Foundation (WAF) is an initiative by Vijnana Bharati aimed at global propagation of Ayurveda.
As part of a larger intellectual movement under the aegis of the Swadeshi Science Movement undertaken by Vijnana Bharati,
WAF is a platform that would take Ayurveda to the world for all the benefits mankind can draw from traditional health sciences.
The objectives of WAF reflect global scope.
Propagation and encouragement of all activities — scientific and Ayurveda-related — are the core principles. Support to research, health-care programs through camps, clinics and sanatorium; documentation, organization of study groups, seminars, exhibitions and knowledge initiatives to popularize Ayurveda in the far corners of the world are the broad latitudes of focus at WAF. WAF is positioned to provide this much-needed leadership with its wide participation of various stakeholder groups. The impact of WAF encompasses the areas of policy, action, public health, trade, practice, science and, above all, global outreach for the benefit of society and mankind.
The World Ayurveda Foundation (WAF) is an initiative by Vijnana Bharati aimed at the global propagation of Ayurveda. As part of a larger intellectual movement under the aegis of the Swadeshi Science Movement undertaken by Vijnana Bharati, WAF is a platform that would take Ayurveda to the world for all the benefits mankind can draw from traditional health sciences. Stakeholder involvement by participation, guidance and responsible management is the hallmark of WAF.
The objectives of WAF reflect the global scope that its name provides. Propagation and encouragement of all scientific activities related to Ayurveda are the core principles. WAF also supports research, healthcare programmes through camps, clinics and sanatoriums, documentation, as well as organisation of study groups, seminars, exhibitions, and knowledge initiatives in different parts of the country and across the world.
Today, WAF has a wide array of professional representation from across the world. Students, research scholars, practitioners, therapists, public health administrators, cultivators, collectors, multi-disciplinary scientific academics and industry are the prominent stakeholders representing Ayurveda through WAF. The impact of WAF in matters of policy, action, public health, trade, practice, science and above all global for the benefit of society and mankind has started becoming visible owing to its relentless pursuit spanning over a decade. WAF as a movement and body is moving forward with greater momentum year after year, embracing the spirit of cooperation and camaraderie. Join WAF to lend it more strength!