Over 1200 participants from across 10 states and 40 Ayurveda institutes across India are expected to participate in this mega event.
For couples struggling to have children, infertility is becoming an issue which needs immediate redressal or else it has the potential of dangerously spiraling out of control. Keeping in view the urgency of the issue, a first of its kind two-day national seminar on management of infertility in Ayurveda called 'Prajnanam' will be conducted at the Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, on February 1and 2, 2019. The seminar will be inaugurated by the Governor of Kerala, P Sathasivam.
Over 1200 participants from across 10 states and 40 Ayurveda institutes across India are expected to participate in this mega event, which will be the first of its kind to be organized in the country on the topic of 'Infertility in Ayurveda'. As part of this seminar, there will be an Ashtanga Hridaya Pārāyaṇa (Śloka recitation) competition on selected ślokas from the chapters RasāyanaVidhi and VājīkaraṇaVidhi along with research papers and presentations by participants. Prajnanam 2019 will also witness discussions on infertility by various researchers and expert doctors in the area.
M R Vasudevan Namboothiri, Principal, Amrita School of Ayurveda, said, "Prajnanam 2019 will be the largest and the most comprehensive research-based seminar to be organised in India, exploring the vast opportunities available in Ayurveda to treat infertility related problems."
Dr. Ananth Ram Sharma, Professor, Department of Panchakarma, Amrita School of Ayurveda, and organising secretary of Prajnanam, 2019 stated, "It is estimated that over 27 million families in India are affected by infertility issues. The science of Ayurveda, with its holistic approach, can modify every aspect of an individual including physical, emotional and spiritual levels. We are organizing Prajnanam, 2019 to evoke and propagate different perspectives on this noble thought. This seminar is a unique platform for researchers as well as practitioners of Ayurveda to showcase their work in 'Ayurveda and Infertility'."