In order to maintain a healthy environment and the steps that are essential to be taken in the direction of making our surroundings clean and tidy plantation drive was conducted on occasion of environment day . Director, Prof Tanuja Nesari with all faculty and staff members conducted the plantation drive.
Environment Day DATE : 6 JUNE 2019
TIMING : 10.00 AM – 01.00 PM
On the occasion of Environment Day 5th June, plantation drive was organized at All India Institute of Ayurveda .with high level of enthusiasm on 6th June. All Faculty members, staff and PG scholars joined hands for this novel event. Two scientists from BGIR ( Botanical garden of Indian republic ) Dr. Manish Kandwal ( scientist D) and Dr A. A. Ansari (scientist E) were guests of honor.
The programme started at 10.00 am in Dhanwantri vatika with Dhanwantri pujan. Chief guests and faculty members shared their views on this noble cause. The different views from speakers was quite enlightening and motivating.
Guests, faculty and staff were then invited to take part in plantation drive. Every individual was encouraged to plant a sapling and were motivated to care it. Various plants having medicinal as well as air pollution combating properties viz, Neem, Karanj, Karbudar, Guduchi, Saptaparna, Putrranjeevak, Bakul etc were planted at the AIIA premises. For motivation and to spread of awareness 400 plant saplings(Tulsi, Aloe vera , Meethi Neem) were distributed to all participants. The whole programme was planned by Director AIIA and Head Prof. Tanuja Nesari, coordinated by Dr Shivani Ghildiyal and anchored by Dr Kajal ( Department of Dravyaguna) impeccably.
Department also contributed in the organization of International workshop on Medical Herbs and Therapeutic dietetics for European Academy of Ayurveda (17-20 Feb.2018) . Delegation of European Academy of Ayurveda comprised of 14 members from various nations of European Union (viz. Germany, Belgium, Switzerland etc.) along with group leader and course Director, Mrs. Kristen Rosenberg.
Workshop on Analytical Techniques for herbs: A three days’ workshop ( 3Dec to 5th Dec.2018 ) on” Analytical Techniques for herbs” was jointly organised by Department of Dravyaguna and Rasashastra, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Sarita vihar, New Delhi. The experts from Banaras Hindu University (Dr Rajesh & Dr Amit), Dabur research foundation (Dr Gaurav Monga) and Patanjali research labs Haridwar (Dr Vinamra) from the field of Biotechnology and phytochemistry delivered talk and gave hands on training to PG scholars of the departments on sophisticated instruments viz. HPLC, HPTCL. The workshop was very informative and interactive & proved to be beneficial to the PG scholars for refining their skills for latest Analytical techniques.
Guest Lecture by Dr Mayaram Uniyal : In the series of guest lectures of Department of Dravyaguna AIIA, a guest lecture by a renowned botanist Dr. Mayaram Uniyal sir was held on 30th November 2018. He is a well versed personality in the field of Botany and has authored number of books namely “Prayogatmak Abhinava Dravyaguna Vigyanam”, “Uttrakhand Himalaya ki Vanaoshadhiya evam Khanija”etc. Sir delivered the lecture on ways to study morphology of Plants through their Synonyms and new and innovative ways to understand and learn Dravyaguna. The lecture was immensely useful for all the PG Scholars. Guest Lecture by Prof.H.B Singh: Aguest lecture on “Herbarium Techniques Part I” is to be delivered by eminent taxonomist Prof .HB. Singh on 18 April 2018.