The 5th World Ayurveda Congress & Arogya Expo is slated to be held from 7 – 10 December 2012 at Bhopal (Lal Parade Ground), Madhya Pradesh, brought together by the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the World Ayurveda Foundation. Expecting nearly half a million visitors and about 5000 delegates this year, the Congress aims at reinforcing its identity as a global summit that brings together diverse stakeholders of Ayurveda on to a common, meaningful, and popular platform.
WithÂ â€˜Enriching Public Health through Ayurvedaâ€™ as its theme, according to its organisers,
the Congress will not only dwell upon how health indices in Indiaâ€™s poorer states such as Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh can be revitalized, but also on maintaining and enriching public health in states that traditionally perform well in health indices. It aspires to pitch the Indian experience as a model story for implementation and replication in countries with similar financial and infrastructural capabilities across the globe. The Congress will cover all these aspects of Public Health through goal-oriented seminars in plenary and several of its parallel sessions. It will offer a converging stage to well-known researchers, academicians, public health experts, economists, physicians, scientists, and other thought leaders. Research papers on the subject from various institutions will also be presented for deliberations.