APPG Indian Traditional Sciences annual Colloquium on Ayurveda Day at the Palace of Westminster. An Early Day Motion was tabled by Bob Blackman MP Co-Chair of the APPG Indian Traditional Sciences on Ayurveda Day in the House of Commons. ‘That this House celebrates the 1st Ayurveda Day, on 27 October 2016, espoused by the Indian Government in 2016; recognises Ayurveda as an established multi-dimensional holistic approach to health, which addresses well-being through comprehensive dietary and lifestyle management strategies that are specific to an individual’s unique psychological and physical constitution in all stages of one’s life; acknowledges that Ayurveda’s ethos and value to humanity is recognised by and is aligned with the ethos of the World Health Organization as a preventative and curative for various health conditions; believes Ayurveda’s integration into the NHS would ensure freedom of choice in healthcare for the populace; and calls on the Government to introduce an Ayurveda Chair.’ October 2016 House of Commons.

(L2R) Hilary Garratt Deputy CNO Director of Nursing NHS England, Amarjeet S Bhamra, Deputy High Commissioner of India to UK Hon. Dinesh Patnaik, Lord Stone, Rt Hon Tom Brake MP, Dr Shantha Godagama, Dr Athique Mauroof, Dr Palitha Serasinghe.