Department of Kayachikitsa, JSS Ayurveda Medical College, Mysuru, organized a five days International webinar on Immunology “OJUS 2020” from 27th to 31st of July 2020.

The programme was inaugurated on 27th July 2020, at 11am with invocation by Dr. Chaitra. S, Assistant Professor, Department of Shareera Rachana. The dignitaries and delegates were welcomed by Dr. Sarbeswar Kar, Principal and Medical Superintendent, JSS Ayurveda Medical College, Mysuru.

Dr Rajesh A Udapudi, Dean, JSS AMC briefed about the events of five days webinar which covers 12 scholarly scientific sessions from national and international famed resource persons. He proudly declared that more than 900 delegates across the globe have registered the webinar and more than 200 delegates have registered for the scientific paper presentations including UG students, Internees, PG Scholars, PhD Scholars, and faculty members of Ayurveda Colleges across India, which will span across the next four days.

Dr. S. Sacchidananda, Honorable Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka who was the chief guest, in his inaugural address mentioned that, the topic of the seminar Immunology is the need of the hour. Boosting our immunity will protect us from various infections, especially the current Pandemic Covid-19 and also appreciated the organizing team and JSS Ayurveda Medical College, for coming up with the webinar on Immunology especially through Ayurveda.

Dr. Tanuja M. Nesari, Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi in her speech, emphasized the importance of Ayurveda in protecting the immunity and mentioned various Ayurvedic methods to boost immunity by following the AYUSH guidelines like nasal administration of medicated oil(Anu taila), medicated gargling, taking decoction made up of tulasi patra, cardamom,and garlic etc,.

Dr. C. G. Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha sent his best wishes for the Webinar.
Sri. R. Mahesh, Director, Medical Education, JSS MahaVidyapeetha, said that JSS institutions would always keep social commitment in the frontline in all activities. Hence in this academic event of International Webinar, the burning problem of today’s society would be discussed for better solutions and benefit to the needy.

Dr. Beena MD, organizing secretary & Head of the Department, Kayachikitsa, JSSAMC rendered vote of thanks.
After the inauguration, Keynote address was delivered by one of the luminaries in Ayurveda Dr. B.S. Prasad, Principal, KLE-AHER’s, Shri B M Kankanawadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Belagavi. He has given a complete overview on the topic, explained and analyzed the concepts of Vyadhikshamatwa, Bala, Ojus, importance of Prakruti in relation with immunity. The need of research in this area to understand the hidden wisdom of Ayurveda in relation to immunity in preventing various autoimmune disorders, immunodeficiency disorders etc. He also emphasized on the importance of Rasayana in prevention and management of diseases with Potent drugs like Aswagandha, Guduchi etc. enlisted in Ayurvedic Texts