Marking the prelude to the 5th edition of Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF), the 20-day Grand Kerala Ayurveda Fair (GKAF) will get underway on November 10, on the occasion of National Ayurveda Day.
Minister for General Education and Labour V Sivankutty will be the chief guest at the state-level inauguration of the GKAF, at Government Ayurveda College, here at 11 am. GKAF will be held in all districts of Kerala from November 10 to 30.
Principal of Government Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr G Jay will be present.
As part of GKAF, road shows with the slogan ‘Live Healthy Live the Ayurveda Way’, exhibitions, seminars, Ayurveda Aahar, distribution of herbal plants, competitions for children, and speciality medical camps will be conducted in all districts. It will bring together all Ayurveda institutions, associations and organizations to highlight the strength of the system before the public.
The event will be a mass contact programme with everybody connected to Ayurveda in the state participating to make Ayurveda a people-friendly one.
GAF 2023 will be held in the state capital from December 1 to 5, focusing on projecting Ayurveda’s huge potential in addressing the health challenges of the present world and setting a platform for global networking of Ayurveda practitioners and stakeholders.
The biennial event is being organized by the Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) in association with Ministry of Ayush, Government of India; Department of Ayush; Government of Kerala; Ayurveda fraternity represented by AMAI, AMMOI, AHMA, KISMA, ADMA, Viswa Ayurveda Parishad and 14 other Ayurveda Associations.
Organised by Ayurveda Medical Association, GKAF has Ayurveda Hospitals Management Association (AHMA), Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturers Organisation of India (AMMOI), Government Teachers Organisation, Medical Officers Association, Medical Officers Federation, Private Ayurveda College Teachers Organisation (PACTO), All Kerala Private College Teachers Association (AKPCTA) and AMOA as partners.
The focal theme of the GAF 2023, to be held at the Greenfield International Stadium, Karyavattom in the city, is “Emerging Challenges in Healthcare & A Resurgent Ayurveda.