The JSS Ayurveda Medical College & Hospital had organised a programme as part of the Teachers Day celebration on September 05, 2020. The Programme commenced with an invocation of the Sutturu Guru Parampare. 

Dr. Rajesh A. Udapudi, Dean, welcomed the guests and gathering.

Chief guest of the programme Sri R. Mahesh, Director, Medical Education Division, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, spoke about the duties and responsibilities of the teachers, especially in this COVID situation. He also stressed on the role of teachers as very important in society.

Dr. Sridhara B. S., Joint Director, State AYUSH Board, Bengaluru was felicitated with the “Best-Teacher” award on this occasion. He spoke about the education system and the role of teachers in building a healthy society. He also spoke about the importance of Ayurveda in improving immunity in this pandemic time. “Now Ayurveda is regaining its glory. Students who opt for courses in Ayurveda must join by choice, not by chance. You should develop a habit of reading textbooks along with commentaries, from the point of view of gaining complete knowledge, and not from the exam point of view. Ayurveda subjects are very different from what you studied up to PUC. You also have to learn ‘Padartha Vignana Philosophy’ also to understand Ayurveda,” he explained. He added that it is also important for the teachers to keep updating their knowledge as they should inspire and build confidence among the students and treat the patients with Ayurveda principles of treatment.

“The feedback or opinion of the students about teachers can be known only after the student completes the course, and begin his profession. During this pandemic, there is global recognition of preventive aspects of Ayurveda principles and medicines and hence it is the right time to develop and improve Ayurveda so that it will be adopted and used by one and all, he added.”

Flowers and sweets were distributed to all the faculty members as a token of appreciation of their services. Finally, he advised all the teachers to create interest, inspire and teach Ayurvedic principles, both preventive and curative aspects to the students right from the first-year degree itself, so that they could contribute in various fields like Academic, Research, Patient Care, Drug manufacturing, etc. He also explained that the growth of Ayurveda education is in the hands of teachers and requested them to give their best and ensure that the students should come to us as a first choice to learn and practice Ayurveda.

Dr. Jayaraj R., Prof, Department of Kaumarabritya, JSS Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital was felicitated with the ‘Best-Teacher of the year award’.

‘Dhatu Vignana,’ a book written by Dr. Rajendra Prasad M.L., Asst. Professor, Department of Rasasastra was released by the dignitaries on this occasion.

Dr. Sarbeswar Kar, Principal, JSS Ayurveda Medical College & Hospital delivered the presidential address. He urged teachers to enlighten the younger generation for the upliftment of society and wished all the teachers best of luck.

Among other Dignitaries, Dr.Lakshmi Narayan Shenoy, Asst. Director, Government Ayurveda Research Center, Mysuru, was present. 

Dr. Aiyanna, Asst. Professor, Department of Shalyatantra rendered a vote of thanks, and Dr. Madhusudan B.G., Reader, Department of Roganidana was the master of ceremony.

All PG scholars, internees, teaching faculty participated.