Cuttack (Odisha): The foundation stone for the Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science & Research was laid in the Sri Sri University campus, here on Saturday.

The foundation stone laying ceremony was graced by Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik and founder of the university Guru Sri Ravi Shankar.

The Odisha health minister, NabaKisore Das, BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahatab, PadmaShri Bharat Bhusan, Belgian minister Dr. Herman De Croo, Avadh & Gopin Group founder Lavjibhai Badshah, Sri Sri University RajitaBagga, and vice chancellor Prof. Ajay Kumar.
Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science & Research Hospital aims at making India a leader in Integrated and Holistic Medicine and reviving the ancient traditional Ayurvedic Sciences. By establishing this Ayurvedic college cum hospital with modern facilities, promoting cutting-edge scientific research, Sri Sri University is all set to bring the best of Eastern wisdom and Western innovation in education and health care.
The university already has started a 20 bedded Ayurveda Hospital and now plans on expanding it to a hospital with provisions of 300 hospital beds by 2020. Sri Sri University also aims at launching an undergraduate program, Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medical Sciences with 100 seats.By 2021 In parallel, it also plans on establishing an Allopathy and Nursing College in the coming years.
Naveen Patnaik said that Ayurveda’s intrinsic value to the wellness of the body, mind and spirit has now proven to be equally significant to that of modern science. Although Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old tradition, it is now a global trend.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar congratulated the entire State administration for putting in their heart and soul in developing the State and making it reach great heights. He said that this university and its facilities, a centre of excellence will be accessible to the whole world because it works on the principle of ‘One World, One Family’.

The Integrated Health Summit simultaneously was being held in the University where eminent scholars and experts from various fields of health and wellness participated like Padmashri Bharat Bhusan (Yoga), Dr. Ramesh Bhatt and Dr. N.C. Das (Ayurveda), Dr. V.S. Ramachandra (Allopathy), Dr. GirdharGyani (Standardization), Prof. B.R. Sharma (Naturopathy and Yoga), Executive Registrar, Sri Sri University and Mr. Juan Guillon (Osteopathy).

The event started with the lighting of the lamp after which, Padmashri Bharat Bhusan addressed the gathering and asked everyone to apply yoga philosophies and yoga practices in their everyday lives to be able to lead a happy, contended life.

A panel discussion was held on the topic ‘Health Care Systems around the World’. The session focused on discussing the principles and applications by which different streams of medicine can be integrated to provide a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan that includes the best of each available, possible medical fields.