Anticipation soars high, as the 7th edition of the World Ayurveda Congress (WAC), being organized by the World Ayurveda Foundation coming up. Ever since its inception in 2002, the WAC has been one of the largest forums available to the Global Ayurveda fraternity, to converge on a dynamic and interactive platform of knowledge and experiential wisdom. The previous editions were attended by a number of international delegates and I expect an even greater participation this time round. The 6th WAC & AROGYA organised in New Delhi in November 2014 generated unparalleled response from all stakeholders. The presence of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, at the valedictory function of 6th WAC bears testimony to this fact.
2. The AROGYA Expo, supported by the Ministry of AYUSH as part of WAC, has been a major attraction during every single WAC, with the general public thronging the stalls, Quite obviously, Ayurveda is making a steady foray into mainstream medicine.
3. This year, as Kolkata hosts the prestigious event, I invite Ayurveda enthusiasts from across India and abroad, to participate in large numbers, and benefit from this purposeful event. The Ministry of AYUSH actively supports the 7th WAC & AROGYA towards propagation of Ayurveda, and looks forward to an eminently successful Congress. I wish the Congress all success.