Indian and Caribbean experts on Ayurveda were brought together through a joint initiative of The University of the West Indies (UWI), The High Commission of India in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Cultural Cooperation (MGICC) to carry out an international Ayurveda Conference and Exhibition earlier this month. The conference was held at the Medical Campus of the University of the West Indies-St. Augustine.
Scholars such as Dyer Narinesingh, acting principal of the University of the West Indies, discussed the problems caused by high rates of non-communicable and lifestyle diseases in the Caribbean—for example, the economic burden placed on small and developing states—and the potential for developing ayurvedic treatment to combat these diseases. Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education, Fazal Karim expressed that the possibility of finding a balance between alternative and conventional medicines can be achieved.
In a conversation about the possibilities of developing ayurvedic responses to these diseases in Trinidad and Tobago, Indian High Commissioner to the islands Malay Mishra explained that ayurveda is part of the Vedic system of “looking at life in a holistic manner. Ayurveda looks after the body, soul and emotions to create a well-balanced and well-rounded individual.”
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