Global Ayurveda FestivalThe Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF) is bound to be a big draw with the kind of popularity that this ancient healthcare system of India is garnering the world over, these days. And what could be a better place to host the event than Kerala, the land that is known for it excellent Ayurvedic traditions?

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The third edition of the Global Ayurveda Festival and Arogya Expo is planned to be held in Kozhikode from January 29 to February 2, 2016 and around 5000 delegates from 50 countries are expected to take part in the five-day event. This includes Ayurvedic practitioners, students, manufacturers of Ayurvedic products, representatives from hospitals, and government and non-government agencies working in the sector. Organizations from Brazil, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the US, and the UK are some of the countries from which organizations are expected to participate in the GAF -2016.

The biennial Global Ayurveda Festival is the largest get-together for the Ayurvedic fraternity and this is the first time that the event comes to Kozhikode. The GAF – 2016 is being organized by the Center for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) in association with the Government of Kerala, the native Ayurveda fraternity and the department of AYUSH, Government of India. The state’s Department of AYUSH and the Department of Industry are also major partners of the event.

Major attractions at the GAF – 2016 include an International Seminar on Women’s Health, a mega exhibition featuring 500 stalls with participation from hospitals, drug manufacturers, and government and non-government agencies showcasing their services and products. For a more detailed list of events and e-brochures, please visit CISSA’s website here.

In a run-up to the event, a two-week ‘Grand Kerala Ayurveda Fair’ will be held in all fourteen districts of the state from January 15 – 28 to popularize the upcoming event and boost participation from local Ayurveda institutions.

Over the years, the Global Ayurveda Fest has grown in stature as an internationally recognized event and the number of delegates participating going up from 1800 in 2012 at its inception to an expected 5000 in 2016.

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