Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences of Lovely Professional University & National Ayurveda Students & Youth Association collaborated for organization of Inter-national Pharmacy Conference ‘LPUNASYA-2016’ at LPU Campus. Minister of Education & Training of Lesotho Kingdom, Dr Mahali Agnes Phamotse and Health Minister of Punjab Government Surjeet Kumar Jyani inaugurated two-day conference.. The mammoth conference was on ‘Amalgamation of Recent Pharmaceutical Developments in Ayurveda’, where top propagators of Indian Ayurveda from 11 states of India and other countries participated. Of 250 research papers received, the best 180 have been accepted and near 50 of these will be published in Scopus Journal. Conference is having 7 scientific sessions and 7 important guest-lectures to awaken the participating students and audience about the values and importance of Indian Ayurveda practices and contributions thereof.
Minister Dr Mahali Phamotse thanked Indian Government and LPU authorities for providing her opportunity to be a part of the great pharmacy conference at LPU. Recalling Mahatma Gandhi, she said in utter humbleness: “To be best is to learn from the best. Whatever I will be learning from this great conference, I will certainly implement in my own country for the benefit of student-community and society in general. I appreciate LPU for relentless efforts done in education system, and this visit to LPU will certainly be a milestone for the education sector of my country.” She also led six-member team from education departments & embassy of Lesotho Kingdom to LPU. Understanding the quality oriented & cost effective higher education at LPU, Dr Phamotse also signed an MoU with LPU for the advantage of the students of her country.
Minister Jyani addressed the conference in very simple words and inspired all amusingly to adopt old ayurvedic traditions to be fit and fine and work a lot for the society. He said: “We should be united in saving our best environment, weather, thinking- power and all that nature has provided us in abundance. We know all about great values we inherit, but we do not act upon those. If we have to be healthy, we will have to be awakened enough.” Exemplifying great uses of Neem, Turmeric, Cow-Milk, Yoga, herbs and more, he wanted all to love their life to be healthy for self and the society by following ancient Indian traditions particularly those of Ayurveda.
Welcoming all the elite guests, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “ Ayurveda is the oldest and the complete medical profession in the world. We are happy to be hosting part of this great endeavour which is intended for the welfare of mankind. I am proud while sharing with you that top international brands market their products and services in the name of ayurvedic and herbal products including aloe-vera, lemon, cucumber, turmeric and more. I want that industry and academia should work collectively to make Indian system of Ayurveda a great success by supporting research students regularly.”
Vice Chancellor Sant Ravidass Ayurvedic University Punjab, Prof O P Upadhyay said that Knowledge and science go hand in hand and both are meaningless without one another. He also stressed that the energy of the students should be used in right direction, and they be told to serve the society first than trying to lead it. President NASYA Vikrant Patil implored all to take Ayurveda to the heights as it has much special in it, the only need is to have trust in it. Secretary General of Vigyan Bharti A Jayakumar shared that Indian way of looking at science is different, and Ayurveda has important role to play in lives of all. Director IPGT& RA, Jamnagar Gujarat also upheld the values of Ayurveda.
Laying stress on the importance of Ayurveda, one of the research papers- ‘Ayurveda as an Adjuvant to Chemo and Radiotherapy of Cancer’- presented by Neha Bhatia and Manish Vyas from LPU School of Pharmaceutical Sciences holds: “Various clinical trials and studies report that the impact of Ayurveda based adjuvant (a pharmacological or immunological agent that modifies the effect of other agents) therapy reduces the side effects produced by multifaceted treatment of cancer.” This review narrates Ayurveda adjuvants like Indu kant Ghrita, Rasayana Avleha, Triphala Churna, and Yastimadhu Ghrita.