Ashtanga Hrudaya Guest Lecture Series Exam Orientation Program Jan-4 to 13, 2021

The Department of Samhita and Siddhanta, JSS Ayurveda Medical College had organised a guest lecture series on the subject Ashtanga Hrudaya, as part of the exam orientation program, from January 4 to January 13, 2021. The webinar was organised for orientation of the students for final examination. A total number of seven guest lectures’ were held in the series.

The series was inaugurated by chief guest Dr. B.R. Ramakrishna, Vice-Chancellor, S-Vyasa, Bengaluru. In his address, he explained the importance of understanding and presenting Ayurveda in a proper way.

Prof. Dr. Kishor Patwardhan, Professor, Dept. of Kriya Shareera, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, delivered the keynote address. He explained the importance of understanding the basic principles of Ayurveda, and incorporating modern views and developments.

While the webinar held on Zoom reached more than 100 students, a lecture was also presented Live on the college YouTube channel. 110 students from JSS AMC benefitted from this lecture. Around five colleges from Karnataka, four colleges from Kerala, and 1st year BAMS students from different colleges of North India also attended the guest lecture series.

The students participated enthusiastically. A question and answer session was held in the concluding session, which was very helpful for the students.

The series covered the topics on Ashtanga Hrudaya, which is beneficial for first year BAMS students. Specific discussions were held on how to approach and understand the subject, preparation of notes, presentation in exams, and tips for memorizing slokas, in all the lectures. Majority of the feedback from the students about the web series was positive and helpful.

Mrs. Shruti Aiyer rendered a vote of thanks at the end of each session.

Earlier, the inaugural program of the web series commenced with a welcome by Dr. Hrishikesh O.K., HOD, Dept. of Samhita and Siddhanta. Dr. Kirathamoorthy P.P., Professor & HOD, Dept. of Samhitha & Siddhantha, VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, CCIM–National Syllabus Drafting Committee Chairman was the chief guest. Dr. Sarbeswar Kar, Principal, JSS Ayurveda Medical College, Dr. Rajesh A. Udapudi, Dean-Academics, Dr. Hrishikesh, HOD-Samhita and Siddhantha, Dr. Savita Hiremath, HOD-Kriya Shareera, and Mrs. Shruti Aiyer, Assistant Professor in Sanskrit graced the occasion.

The valedictory function of the guest lecture series was conducted on January 13, at 2.45 PM, in the presence of Chief Guest Dr. Raghu , Joint Advisor, Ayurveda, AYUSH Mission Division, Ministry of AYUSH, and Guest of Honour Dr. Chandrasekhar Bangarwar, Professor, Dept. of Kriya Shareera, SRM Govt. Ayurveda College, Bareily, UP.