WAC At A Glance

WAC At A Glance

WAC edition Title Location Organizers Focal theme Inaugurated by Total attendance (foreign delegates) Countries represented Visitors to AROGYA Expo
1st edition 30 October– 4 November 2002 World Ayurveda Congress and Herbal Trade Fair Kochi, Kerala Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Vijnana Bharati ‘Ayurveda and World Health’ Mr Shatrughna Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India 1800 (168) 22 208,000
2nd edition 6–12 November 2006 World Ayurveda Congress and AROGYA Expo Pune, Maharashtra University of Pune; AYUSH (Government of India); Vijnana Bharati ‘Globalization of Ayurveda’ Dr Ambumani Ramadoss, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Dr R A Mashelkar, Director-General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research 3500 (220) 30 324,000
3rd edition 16–21 December 2008 World Ayurveda Congress and AROGYA Expo Jaipur Rajasthan AYUSH (Government of India); Vijnana Bharati; National Institute of Ayurveda ‘Mainstreaming Ayurveda’ Ms Jalaja S, IAS, Secretary, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India 2800 (222) 36 218,000
4th edition 9–13 December 2010 World Ayurveda Congress and AROGYA Expo Bengaluru Karnataka AYUSH (Government of India); Vijnana Bharati; AYUSH (Government of Karnataka) ‘Ayurveda for All’ Sri Yeddyurappa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji, Art of Living Foundation 4270 (264) 23 300,000
5th edition 7–10 December 2012 World Ayurveda Congress and AROGYA Expo Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh World Ayurveda Foundation & Govt. of Madhya Pradesh ‘Enriching Public Health through Ayurveda’ Sri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Sri Murli Manohar Joshi, Chairman, PAC, Govt. of India 2512 (85) 21 300,000
6th edition 6–9 November 2014 6th World Ayurveda Congress & AROGYA Expo Pragati Maidan Delhi Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India & World Ayurveda Foundation ‘Health Challenges & Ayurveda’ Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, Hon’ble Speaker, Loksabha Govt. of India 3453(114) 33 300,000
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