Pune: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Delhi, supported by AYUSH Ministry, will host virtual program on International Yoga Day, 4th International Conference UBUNTU: International Yoga Conference – Yoga for the Universal Welfare, June 21-22, focusing on Africa’s indigenous knowledge systems.
âThis is a one-of-a-kind virtual program that we organize. It is an exploration of indigenous knowledge systems related to healing and well-being in India and Africa. The aim is to explore how these indigenous knowledge systems help address current global health risks such as Covid-19, diabetes and other lifestyle-related illnesses, as well as social issues such as crime, mental trauma, drug addiction, etc. âSaid Anuja Chakravarty. , Regional Director (Offg), ICCR, Pune.
Indigenous knowledge systems refer to education rooted in the cultural traditions of regional / local communities. While India’s indigenous knowledge system has given birth to practices such as Ayurveda and yoga, Africa’s indigenous knowledge system encourages the practice of traditional herbal medicine.
The panel of speakers includes ICCR President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, AYUSH Minister Kiren Rijiju and ministers of health from some African countries as well as some African Union states. The panelists will deliberate on the commonalities between Indian and African traditions.
Participants can join the free online program on the ICCR website, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.