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Global Conference on Unani Medicine-Focal theme
“Emerging Trends & Future Prospects”
(12-13 October 2015)
Sheri Kashmir International Conference Center, Srinagar, J&K

Chief  Guest

Jenab Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
Hon’ble Chief Minister Jammu & Kashmir

Chief  Guest

Shri ShripadYessoNaik          
Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of AYUSH  GoI


Chief Patron

Sh. ChoudharyLal Singh
Hon’ble  Minister for Health, Medical Education and ARI & Trainings, J&K



Hon’ble Minister of State for Health & Social Welfare, J&K

Guest of Honour

Shri Ajit M Sharan
Secretary to Govt of India, Ministry of AYUSH


Guest of Honour

Shri B.R. Sharma
Chief secretary  J&K


Guest of Honour

Dr. M.K Bhandari
Secretary to Govt. Health & Medical Education, Govt. of J&K



Dr. Abdul Kabir Dar
Director General Indian Systems of Medicine & Homeopathy, J&K


Aims &Objectives:

The aims and objectives of the conference were: 

  1. To provide a platform for researchers, academicians, industrialists and other stake holders of AYUSH in general and Unani in particular  to discuss the immediate past, the present situation, and the prospects for the near future in the State in addition to the changing trends at national and international level.
  2. To facilitate research based discussions on practical challenges faced by planners and decision-makers in promoting and propagating AYSUH systems despite favourable trends towards traditional systems of medicine across the globe.
  3. To explore various possibilities for cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants in the state of Jammu & Kashmir in addition to promoting herbal tourism.
  4. To explore different aspects of AYUSH including promotive, preventive, curative and latest technological innovations.

To create awareness about AYUSH among masses and provide a foundation stone for scientific validation of traditional systems of medicine in general and Unani system in particular through R&D activities.



The conference was held at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), Srinagar, J&K, India, a world famous conference centre on the banks of pristine Dal Lake on 12th – 13th September 2015.

Chief Guest, Chief Patron, Patron and Guest of Honour:


Number of delegates (International, National and Departmental)
Around 500 dignitaries and delegates from reputed institutions of AYUSH and allied fields across the globe participated in this mega event in addition to students and faculty members of the colleges of State

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Inaugural Ceremony

The conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of J&K, Jenab Mufti Mohammed Sayed on 12 Oct. 2015 at SKICC Srinagar at 10.30 am in presence of Hon’ble Minister for Health and Medical Education and ARI & Trainings, Shri ChaudaryLal Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare MohtarmaAiesaNaqash , Secretary  to Govt. Health and Medical Education Department J&K Dr. M.K.Bhandari , Director General ISM&H (AYUSH), Dr. Abdul Kabir Dar and Advisor Unani Ministry of AYUSH, GoI, Dr. Rais ur Rahman . Honb’le Minster of State (Independent charge) AYUSH, Ministry of AYUSH GOI, and Minister of State Health and Family Welfare Shri ShripadYessoNaik who was the Chief Guest of the event arrived at the inaugural function at 12noon.
Keynote address was delivered by Director General ISM&H Dr. Abdul Kabir Dar after welcoming the guests, deliberated the brief profile of the department to the dignitaries.
Honb’le Chief Minister of J&K during his speech appreciated the efforts of Dr. Abdul Kabir Dar Director General ISM&H and Convener of the conference for organizing the conference of international level with the key objective to promote AYUSH in general and Unani in particular. He lauded the role of the Directorate in the delivery of health care services in the state but at the same time he emphasized the authorities to direct researchers, academicians and the practitioners of the department to elevate the research in the system up to such level that it will have modus oprende all over the world. He also emphasized on the perseveration and the propagation of Medicinal Plant sector to generate the revenue and increase the employment avenues in the state.  He also stressed on the need of establishment of specialized AYUSH Units and Herbal gardens at the reputed tourist destination of the State to boost Herbal tourism as well as medical pluralism across the State. He directed the department to keep a close liaison with the tourism department of the state so that implementation and the execution of the projects run smoothly.
Honb’le Minster of State (independent charge) AYUSH, Ministry of AYUSH GoI, and Minister of State Health and Family Welfare appreciated the role of Directorate General ISM J&K for conducting this mega event of international repute. He was kind enough to announce that all the proposals send by this directorate will be disposed off on priority basis, especially the proposals of district and sub district AYUSH Hospitals.
Hon’ble Minister Health and medical education and ARI & Trainings appreciated and acknowledged the work of the department of ISM under leadership of Director General ISM J&K. He said that the department of ISM was in shambles before 2004,  when he first become the Health Minister of State after taking the reins of the Ministry , he reposed his faith in young and dynamic officer Dr. Abdul Kabir Dar and accepted that he is pleased with the performance of the department under his leadership. He also emphasized upon all AYUSH Doctors to stick to their own system so as to generate faith and integrity of the system among the masses. He proposed to adopt life style modifications through AYUSH interventions to achieve the goal of Health for All.
Hon’ ble Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare J&K threw light on the infrastructure and functioning of the ISM Department in the State. She acknowledged the activities and achievements of the department.
Secretary to Govt. Health and Medical Education Department J&K reposed his faith on the AYUSH Systems of treatment and narrated his personal experience by quoting some diseases which are curable through ASU Drugs only. He also informed about the launching of National AYUSH Mission in the State.
Advisor (Unani) Ministry of AYUSH GoI, briefed about the aims and objectives of AYUSH and its cost effective and economical value.
At the end, President of World Unani Foundation India thanked all distinguished dignitaries on dais, guests and delegates who participated in the conference.



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