London, April 29, 2018
Prince Charles and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly unveiled a plaque at the newly established Centre of Excellence and Research in Yoga and Indian Traditional Medicine in London last fortnight
The event, held on April 18 during the visit of Mr Modi to the British Capital to attend the annual Heads of Commonwealth Government’s Meeting were attended by officials of both government, Amarjeet S Bhamra from the Secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Indian Traditional Medicine and Dr Michael Dixon, Chairman of the College of Medicine, who will run the Centre.
The Centre, which will open later this year, and is partly funded by the Indian government.
It will undertake evidence-based research into the effects of Yoga, and Ayurveda, the traditional systems of healthcare from India that are the world’s earliest systems of medicine, health and wellbeing.
They encompass every aspect of human health and wellbeing including physical and spiritual aspects of health and disease and the environment.
Ayurveda and Yoga offers insights for a holistic approach to health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention touching on mental and physical health.
The Centre will contribute to growing a body of the highest quality of international research on Indian Traditional Health Systems and how they can contribute to strengthening further the citizens health and health systems in the EU and nations around the globe.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Indian Traditional Sciences has been at the forefront of raising the profile of Yoga and Ayurveda in the UK since 2004 and welcomes the Centre of Excellence and Research in Yoga and Indian Traditional Medicine.
For further information about Ayurveda, Yoga and other Indian Traditional Sciences please contact Mr Bhamra by email indiansciences.
Prince Charles with Narendra Modi and Amarjeet Singh Bhamra (extreme right)