“Treatment through ayurvedic medicines is proven good and effective with a long-lasting effect,” opined Prof. K.S. Rangappa, Vice-Chancellor, Mysore University.

He was speaking as the chief guest at a programme organised jointly by Prajna Kuteera Ayurveda Centre (PKAC) and Abhijna International Academy of Ayurveda and Yoga to mark the inauguration of its new centre in Keragalli here yesterday.

“Allopathic medicines with intensive research abroad are good but the effect is not long-lasting unlike ayurvedic medicines. People in China and a few European countries have switched over to ayurveda. Our country is very resourceful in herbs which are not being effectively utilised,” he said.

Referring to pharma companies, Prof. Rangappa said that they have been turning into autocratic style of functioning insisting on patents of research to be sold to them. He expressed apprehension that allopathic medicines would become too dearer in the next 5 to 10 years if people did not recognise ayurveda.

The new Ayurveda Centre was inaugurated by Dr. Veda Prakash Tyagi, Chairman, Central Council of Indian Medicine, New Delhi.

KPTCL Managing Director S. Selvakumar, AYUSH Director Vijayakumar Gogi, Canara Bank DGM B.Sambi Reddy, IGP Bhaskar Rao, PKAC Director Dr. N.V. Krishnamurthy and others were present.

The inaugural function was followed by grand Karnatak music concert by violin brothers Vid. Mysore M. Nagaraj and Vid. Dr. Mysore M. Manjunath accompanied by Vid. K.V. Prasad on mridanga, Vid. Guruprasanna on khanjira and Vid. Raghunandan Rao on ghata.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore