21 November 2018, for the 1st time ever, Ayurveda Day was celebrated at the European Parliament in Brussels.
This great and very successful event was organized – with many months of preparations – by Amarjeet S. Bhamra (Secretary, All Parliamentary Party Group Indian Traditional Sciences, London, UK) with the support of Geoffrey Van Orden (Member of the European Parliament) and Her Excellency Ms. Gaitri Issar Kumar (Ambassador of India to Belgium).
60 top Ayurveda specialists from 17 nations were present and enjoyed speeches by three Members of the EU Parliament, by Prof Tony Nader MD PhD MARR (leader of Maharishi´s world wide organization), the Ambassador of India to Belgium, Dr Geetha Krishnan (WHO Geneva), Dr Madan Thangavelu, Dr Gordana Markovic (Maharishi AyurVeda Serbia), Dr Nicolai (EUROCAM) and more.
It was a great milestone and expression of the growing presence of Ayurveda amongst Europe´s medical professions, Europe´s population as a whole as well as acceptance by Europe´s companies, pharmacies and retail shops.
H.E. Ms. Gaitri Issar Kumar, Ambassador of India to Belgium, ensured the full support for Ayurveda in Europe by the Government of India.
Mr Amarjeet Bhamra presented the text for a petition with the goal to get at least 1 million signatures all over Europe.
Maharishi Ayurveda Products Europa – www.ayurveda.eu – was the major sponsor of this Ayurveda Day celebration.
It was decided to repeat this event coming March 2019 at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
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Group photo before participants entered the parliament building
The fully occupied meeting room
Group photo in the meeting room