Friday, 26 August 2011

Invited member of the Sub-Committee of the Planning Commission Steering Committee for AYUSH

 I shall appreciate if any one comment substantially on undermentioned issue .

Anand Chaudhary  

Dear Dr Anand,
The AYUSH sector is rapidly changing and the newer challenges in the area of research, pharmacopoeial standards and industries need serious consideration. This needs quality inputs from experienced stakeholders, academicians, researchers, professionals and scholars like you.  You have been working in this area for a long time and your commitment to AYUSH sector is greatly appreciated.

I would like to request you to  contribute as invited member of the Sub-Committee of the Planning Commission Steering Committee for AYUSH. Please share your vision, views, suggestions, recommendations related to innovative schemes/programs to shape the 12th AYUSH Five Year Plan (FYP). The Planning Commission recommends that the sub-committee should work electronically. As you would agree, this is very important participatory exercise to ensure right priorities, budgets and budgets for efficient implementation of the Plan. I am attaching herewith the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Sub-Committee as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Please note that the Planning Commission is looking for “innovation” in the 12th FYP, hence the expectations from you is to propose only the most relevant and innovative schemes/programs. Even single innovative scheme recommended by you will suffice, but please prioritize and limit your recommendations, to a maximum of five.

As Chairperson, I will be consolidating all the responses and will be happy share a copy of the finalized draft recommendations for your information and records.  Kindly formulate your recommendation/s in the format provided in Annex 1 on or before 30th August 2011.

We will exchange our thoughts using Google group. Please feel free to contact me or Dr Girish Tillu (, 09850026597) if you need any more information or assistance.

Please acknowledge and let me know your acceptance so that I can forward some data, which would be helpful for this activity. Your contribution in this exercise would benefit AYUSH sector and the nation.

Yours truly

Professor Bhushan Patwardhan
Vice Chancellor
Symbiosis International University
Lavale, Pune - 412115
Tel: +91-020-39116201

Monday, 22 August 2011

Ayurveda and Anna

Dear All Ayurvedists

Anna has shown his strength to GOI ,world and most important is that he has been accepted by  common people of India. Reason of this wonderful success of Anna is his integrity ,honesty and dedication to the cause what he take up in his agenda at one time.

My most respected colleagues , can we draw some lessons from Anna and many more like him of past history of  our country.

Vd Shiva Sharma and Vd Anant Sharma initiated process of establishment of CCIM in 1965 and onward and succeded in 1970.

Vd Brihaspati Dev Triguna and his associates contributed in establishment of dept of AYUSH of GOI in 1993 and we are heading forward with the patronage of this dept.

Planning commission of India has constituted a sub committee for policies on Ayurvedic education of future apart from formation of national innovation council in chairman ship of Prof R H Singh.

Means we are moving for progress with all unsolved problems of past two three decades regarding propagation of Ayurveda nationally and internationally.

 But dear friends who may be our Anna to open our eyes on real causes of deterioration of status of  Ayurvedic studies and researches  in institution where 95 % ( almost every )  action/decision /nomination/assignments- academic and administrative are being done  just on the basis of caste line  and various kind of approaches which includes personal liking /disliking  (certainly not on basis of academic reasons ). This unilateralism has   ignored all academic merits of individuals  who are not of caste of holders of administrative post and don't have a strong political ,administrative approach  and not capable for  other transactions of different nature.

In other words ,we are not utilizing our full strength and loosing many momentous  opportunities in service of Ayurveda.