Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF) going virtual for 2021

In the New Normal, Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF) is going digital, as the world’s largest festival of Ayurveda community. This event, organised in the high-end online platform by CISSA, will carry all the components, as in earlier GAFs, including an international seminar, expo, business meet, with the additional provision of viewing the digital platforms for an extended period of time. This, we hope, will be the largest online event in Ayurveda ever, and we solicit your dedicated support to GAF scheduled for 12-19 March 2021. Together, let us make it one of India’s largest online event in Ayurveda.








Virtual Stalls




Plenary Speakers


Invited Presentations


Research Paper Presentations


Poster Presentations

International Speakers

Prof. Dr.Valdis Pirags

Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia

Christian Kessler

Department for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CAM), Charité University & Immanuel Hospital Berlin, Germany

Dr.Antonella Delle Fave

Professor at Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan

Dr. Robert Schneider

Cardiologist, Director of the Maharshi International University, USA

Dr. Daniel E. Furst

Professor of Medicine at the University of California (emeritus), Los Angeles – UCLA

Dr. Philip A Mass

University of Vienna, Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies

Dr.Maarten Bode

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam

Dr. Susan Shaw

Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Dr. Jorge Luis Berra

Director, Fundación de Salud Ayurveda Prema, Argentina

Dr. Antonio Morandi

Founder and Director of “Ayurvedic Point”, Milan, Italy and President of the Italian Scientific Society for Ayurvedic Medicine

Dr.Wasantha Wickramaracchi

Head of the Department, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chikitsa at Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, Srilanka.

Dr.Katina Johns

Founder and Chief Executive, EQUALS Group, Australia

Dr.Patricia Junge

Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile

Dr. Lucia De Vincenti

Agneya Ayurveda, Argentina

Dr. Margarete Mota

Director of Ayurveda, A Possible Cure, Brazil

Dr. Syal Kumar

Chairman of Natural medicine and Integrative Medicine, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Dr. Simone Hunziker

Director, Swiss Ayurveda Medical Academy, Switzerland

Dr Mael Voegeli

Emergency Medicine, France

Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath


Dr.E.P. Jeevan


Dr. Michael Dixon

Chair, College of Medicine, UK

Prof. Dipak Ramji

School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Yousuf Al Jaber

Chairman, IBD Summit

Vineet C. Nambiar

Founder, Mavericks365 Director International Network , IBD

Indian Speakers

Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Chief Scientist World Health Organization

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha

Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, GoI

Dr.Manoj Nesari

Advisor, Ayurveda Ministry of AYUSH, Govt.of India

Acharya BalKrishna

Patanjali Ayurved

Vaidya Jayant Deopujari

Chairperson, CCIM

Dr.K.S Dhiman

DG CCRAS New Delhi

Dr.D C Katoch

Advisor, Ayurveda Ministry of AYUSH, Govt.of India

Dr.Bhushan Patwardhan

Vice – Chairman, University Grants Commission

Dr.Anupam Srivastava

Director, RAV

Dr.Sanjeev Sharma

Director, NIA,Jaipur

Dr.Anup B. Thakar

VC Gujarat Ayurveda University

Dr.Tanuja Manooj Nesari

Director AIIA, New Delhi

Dr.J.L.N. Sastry


Dr.MRV Nampoothiri

Former DAME- Kerala

Dr.J Hareendran Nair

Managing Director, Pankajakasthuri

MR.Ranjit Puranik

Shree Shootapapswar

Dr.C.K Katiyar

CEO Health Care ( Technical) Emami Ltd

Dr.Muhammed Majeed

Sami Labs, Bengaluru

Prof.Anand K Chaudhary

Sami Labs, Bengaluru

Dr.Abhimanyu Kumar

Former Director, AIIA, New Delhi

Dr.G.G Gangadharan

Director,MS Ramiah Indic Center For Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine

Dr.Suresh Kumar C

Chief Physician,Triveni Nursing Home, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr.Ram Manohar

Research Director, Ayurveda Amritha Viswa Vidya Peetham




Sarada Ayurveda Derisanamcoppe, Tamilnadu

Dr.Geetha Krishanan

Technical Officer,TCIM,W.H.O

Dr.Jayan Damodaran

Professor, Govt.Ayurveda College,Thiruvananthapuram

Dr.S Gopakumar

Professor, Govt.Ayurveda College, Kannur

Dr.M Prasad

Chief Physician Sunetri Ayurveda Hospital, Thrissur

Dr.Sasikumar Nechiyil

Siddheswara Drugs,Kerala

Dr. N. Jayachandran


Dr. Narayanan Nambi

Principal, Ashtamgam Ayurveda College

Dr. Manoj Sankaranarayana

Senior Medical Officer, ISM, Kerala

Dr. Narendra S Bhat

Adjunct Professor & Director for Research to College of Ayurveda, BVU, Pune

Prof. Dr.S.S.Savrikar

Chairman, Scientific Body (PCIM & H), GoI

Dr. K. S. Vishnu Namboothiri

Medical Officer, Alappuzha

Dr. Hrishikesh Damle

MD, Atrimed Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd

Dr Anurag Varshney

Vice President – Drug Discovery and Development. Patanjali Research Institute

Team GAF

Shripad Yesso Naik

Patron GAF 2021

Union Minister of State, the Ministry of AYUSH


Chairman, GAF 2021

Union Minister of State for External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India

Smt. K.K Shailaja

Patron GAF 2021

Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Govt of Kerala

Dr.P.Madhavankutty Varier

Working Chairman, GAF 2021

Roji M John

Vice Chairman GAF 2021

MLA, Kerala State


Secretary General, GAF 2021

Dr. C. Sureshkumar

General Secretary, CISSA

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners