To tackle the issue of rising infertility in both men and women and to discuss issues plaguing conception and pregnancy a national seminar on managing infertility through Ayurveda was conducted in the state. Named ‘Prajnanam’, this was a first-of-its-kind two-day national seminar on the management of infertility with Ayurveda. This seminar was conducted in association with the Amrita School of Ayurveda at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on February 1 and 2, 2019. The seminar was inaugurated by the Governor of Kerala, P Sathasivam.
Over 1200 participants from across 10 states and 40 Ayurveda institutes across India participated in this mega event which is termed as the first of its kind to be organised in the country on the topic of Infertility in Ayurveda.
The seminar witnessed presentations and detailed discussions on principles, practices, evaluation and differentiation of female and male infertility and various solutions available as well as the advancements made in Ayurveda.
As part of this seminar, there was an Ashtanga Hridaya Pryaa (loka recitation) competition on selected slokas from the chapters RasyanaVidhi and Vjkaraa Vidhi along with research papers and presentations by participants.
Prajnanam 2019 also witnessed discussions on infertility by various researchers and expert doctors in the area. The selected abstracts of this conference will be published in an indexed scientific journal.
Dignitaries present at the event included Dr Sujatha Kadam, Dean Academics, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi; Dr Sucharitha L, recognized RAV Guru, Pandit Clinic, Bangalore; Dr MA Asmabi, Govt. Ayurveda Medical Officer, Kerala; Dr Mamatha KV, Medical Superintendent, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi; and Dr Jyothi R Pillai, Assistant Professor Department of Reproductive Medicine among others.