APPG Indian Traditional Sciences organised Unani Medicine Day at Palace of Westminster. Ayurveda and Unani are ancient medicines and most of the pharmacopeia are household remedies. Dr Mohammed Salim Khan, Principle of the College of Healing Arts UK, expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of AYUSH Government of India, and particularly Amarjeet S Bhamra in bringing the APPG to fruition to celebrate the Indian Traditional Sciences in the Parliament. Dr Khan delivered a brief history of his journey, including slides of his family who arrived in India as physicians in 1526, where they opened a hospital that is still functioning today. That hospital led to the 1908 launch of a school which was opened by Lady Dean, and became a leading school for Unani medicine that was ground-breaking by training women in this field. Later that same year, Hakim Khan created an Ayurveda and Unani Society, and in 1910 he helped to organise the All India Ayurveda and Unani Conference. In 1916, Lord Harding laid the foundation stone of the College was which opened in 1921 by Mahatma Gandhi. This heritage of AYUSH and in particular Unani medicine, has a considerable pedigree, internationalising Unani Medicine. In Delhi, there is a hospital originally established by the British during their Raj, which is still running and sees some 300 people every day, free of charge, run by 6 Unani doctors.
(L2R Top) Dr Khan, Prof Simmonds, Amarjeet S Bhamra, David Tredinnick MP, Deputy Indian High Commissioner Hon. Charanjeet Singh, Virendra Sharma MP, Bob Blackman MP, His Excellency the Ambassador of Senegal to the UK Hon. Prof Cheikh Dieng, His Excellency the High Commissioner of Mauritius to UK Hon. Girish Nunkoo.
(L2R Bottom) Amarjeet S Bhamra, Deputy Indian High Commissioner Hon. Charanjeet Singh, His Excellency the Ambassador of Senegal to the UK Hon. Prof Cheikh Dieng.