About GAF

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Global Ayurveda Festival !

Civilizations have endorsed intellectual conclaves as their existential necessity. When great minds met history was made…

Powerful thoughts have changed the course of politics, countries and mankind. Whenever human being felt it difficult to “be”, guiding thoughts have come as saviours. It was this profundity in a blessed few that helped the advent of Ayurveda from its celestial abodes, as the myth exalts. An impeccable system of thinking and communicating kept this sastra alive, helping it keep an unbroken continuity, helping it trounce intimidating invasions and innumerable adversities. Let us salute those masters and their minds!

The sparks of the quest for knowledge and experience have expunged all boundaries and we stand with our traditional wisdom facing a global community represented by simple clientele to serious scientists.

Fourth GAF originally planned for 16th to 20th May 2020 that picked up an unprecedented global momentum, with the participation and pledge of support from the official representatives of 60+ countries in a meeting organized by the Ministry of External Affairs in Delhi in early February, had to be postponed due to the impact of the pandemic. The event by then, had also created an encouraging national interest, among the stakeholders of Ayurveda and the larger public.

As the pandemic period is getting extended and as there are no clear signs of an optimal time to conduct GAF as a physical event, we have made plans to host it on a virtual platform without diluting the intended intensity, size, impact and participation. We are happy to announce that the Fourth Edition of GAF will be organized in a high end virtual space from 12th to 19th March 2021, carrying all the components we originally planned – International Seminar, Exhibition and Business Meet and all other regular integral events.

We will have live sessions including plenaries, symposiums, parallel sessions, paper presentations, virtual exhibition and virtual networking. GAF 2021 – will be a virtual space of organizations, associations, institutions, statutory bodies and individuals in the field of Ayurveda to meet, to know, to share and to grow together. We expect the world to assemble in our private screens, live and for Ayurveda, for 8 days from 12th to 19th March 2021.

Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA), in association with the Governmental and Non-Governmental bodies, is organizing this Global Ayurveda Festival. As in the previous Festivals, we are bringing together the best for the Ayurveda fraternity– to learn, to experience, to collaborate, to progress and to expand. It will be an event that meets the needs of all - from students to scientists, from practitioners to policy makers and from educationalists to entrepreneurs.

Welcome – the world is waiting!

Shripad YessoNaik
Minister of State(ic) for AYUSH, Govt. of India,
Patron, 4th GAF

K. Shailaja Teacher
Minister for Health and Social Justice, Govt. of Kerala
Patron, 4th GAF

Minister of State for External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs, Govt.of India
Chairman 4th GAF

Dr.P.Madhavankutty Varier
Working Chairman, GAF 2020

Secretary General, GAF 2020

Dr.P.Madhavankutty Varier
Working Chairman, GAF 2020