Udupi: More importance is being given to research in Ayurveda, said Prof. Vaidya Kartar Sing Dhiman, Director General, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, New Delhi.
He was delivering the Graduation Day address at SDM College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, near here on Saturday, June 8.
He said Ayurvedic graduates should learn more, research more, think more and make the profession successful. The graduating students must practice what they learnt during their course and it is important that they follow the Ayurvedic lifestyle. If they tell their patients to accept Ayurveda as a way of life, the entire situation would be different, he said.
"Apart from the course, an Ayurveda doctor must attain proficiency through his or her thought process and experience. Ayurveda is a noble profession and it encourages you to heal illness," he said.
Dr. D Veerendra Heggade, Chancellor, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Unversity, Dharwad, who presided over the programme, said that there is a difference between a Pandit and a doctor in medicines. The Ayurvedic style of medical practice has existed for more than 5000 years. The SDM College of Ayurveda here had a department of Folklore Medicine and it had documented about 3,000 combinations of folk medicines. The department was established about 30 years ago, he said.
The 'Guru' only teaches but the 'Acharya' practices. An Ayurvedic person is a Guru as well as an Acharya. He then congratulated all the graduates.
After the invocation by Anusha Raykar, Principal Dr. G. Srinivasa Acharya welcomed the gathering. Dr. Sucheha Kumari presented the list of candidates of Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery.
V Hemavathi Heggade, D Surendra Kumar Vice President of SDM Educational society, Mamatha K V Medical Superintendent and Prasanna N Principal of SDM College of Ayurveda, Hassan were also present.
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