Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the fourth Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF) via videoconferencing on Friday (12 March).
The festival was originally scheduled to be held from May 16 to 20, 2020, at Angamaly, but was later postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The festival will be virtually held between March 12 and March 19. The festival will also include international seminars, a global exhibition and business meet.
It will feature lectures by 35 renowned scientists and over 150 Indian scientists. Around 650 of the 1,150 selected research papers will be projected live, while 500 research papers will be a poster presentation.
Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister V Muraleedharan, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) President Uday Shankar and former FICCI President Dr Sangita Reddy will also be present at the event.
Global Ayurveda Festival is being organised by Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA), in association with the Governmental and Non-Governmental bodies.