The second edition of Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF) 2014 will be held at Kochi from February 20 to 24. GAF is the bi-annual Ayurveda fest organized by the Centre for Innovation in Science & Social Action (CISSA), jointly with the state government and the Ayurveda Fraternity of Kerala.
GAF 2012 was significant in the history of contemporary Ayurveda due to the overwhelming response and support it received from all stakeholders of the field. Conference, workshops, debates, exhibition, medical camps, job fair, business meet, festivals…. the bouquet of GAF had all the essential fragrant components sufficient enough to be a breath of fresh air to in an otherwise unexciting scenario and served as a catalyst to galvanize the Ayurvedic sector to aspire, plan and achieve greater heights. It was a fitting tribute to the legacy of Ayurveda that is both puraanam (ancient) and yet punarnavam (contemporarily updated).
Through GAF ’14, organizers intend putting together a one of its kind event that is relevant for all the stakeholders of Ayurveda viz. academicians, students, healthcare professionals, researchers, manufacturers, raw drug suppliers, representatives of professional bodies, NGOs, regulatory authorities and civil society members from across the world. This mega interactive festival will sure be an add-on privilege to the participants in building up networking and productive collaborations. Over 4,000 delegates from 35 countries are expected to participate in the four-day Global Ayurveda Festival & Arogya Expo focusing on public health.