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

The programme was inaugurated on July 27, 2020, at 11 am with an 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 the five-day 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 had registered in the webinar and more than 200 delegates had registered for the scientific paper presentations, including UG students, internees, PG scholars, Ph.D. 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, he noted and also appreciated the organizing team and JSS Ayurveda Medical College, for organizing 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 AYUSH guidelines like nasal administration of medicated oil (Anu taila), medicated gargling, consuming 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 the JSS institutions would always have a social commitment as a 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 benefits to the needy.

Dr. Beena, MD, Organizing Secretary & Head of the Department, Kayachikitsa, JSSAMC rendered a vote of thanks.
After the inauguration, a 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 gave a complete overview of the topic, explained and analyzed the concepts of Vyadhikshamatwa, Bala, Ojus, the importance of Prakruti in relation to immunity. The need for 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