Ayurveda experts and exponents from many European and India met last Tuesday, 26 January, in the European Parliament for the 2nd Ayurveda Day.
Attending were Europe´s foremost Ayurveda exponents.
Amarjeet S Bhamra proposed the creation of Ayurveda Centre of Excellence for Research, Education and Practical Application in continental Europe.
Together with Prof Madan Thangavelu, he handed a statement of intent between the EU and India to all chief guests.
Amarjeet S Bhamra also took the privilege to thank India´s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union and all her staff for their support and providing vegan buffet and fruit juices to all the delegates.
Ambassador Ms Gaitri Issar emphasized „Ayurveda since ancient times belongs to India. It is the most ancient surviving system of medicine in the world.“
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has brought Ayurveda from India to the whole world since the 1980s with the help of India´s greatest Ayurveda leaders.
Dr Partap Chauhan, Ayurveda expert from India that has visited over 40 countries spreading Ayurveda, TV personality, pioneer of Ayurvedic telemedicine, with a network of 80 Ayurvedic clinics all over India and only Ayurvedic doctor that won UN´s prestigious „World Summit“ Award, also addressed the meeting. “The attitude towards Ayurveda in Europe is undergoing a sea-change. The earlier scepticism has given way to curiosity and would soon lead to acceptance. There are many areas like mental health and chronic diseases for which modern medicine is found wanting but Ayurveda has an effective solution.”
Other speakers included EU-MP Dinesh Dhamija (UK), EU-MP Neena Gill (UK), Dr Karoline Peter (Austria), Martina Ziskova (Czech Republic), Dr Peter Kath (European Ayurveda Association) and Gayatri Puranik (Germany / India).
Another highlight was Gita Desai´s presence. She showed the trailer to her film „Ayurveda Unveiled“, that is being shown in movie theaters in the US and many countries.
The Indian Embassy in Brussels had also contributed a nice buffet for the participants.