|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 59-61
Kalaanveshan-2019: National conference on “Exploring the concept of Kala and its applicability”
Amol Madhav Deshpande
Department of Rachana Sharir, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Web Publication||27-Aug-2019|
Dr. Amol Madhav Deshpande
Department of Rachana Sharir, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod [H], Wardha, Maharashtra.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Deshpande AM. Kalaanveshan-2019: National conference on “Exploring the concept of Kala and its applicability”. J Indian Sys Medicine 2019;7:59-61
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Departments of of Samhita Siddhant, Rachana Sharir and Kriya Sharir of Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod [H], Wardha, A Constituent College of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences(deemed to be university), had organized one day national Conference ‘Kalaanveshan-2019’ with the theme of ‘Exploring the concept of Kala & its applicability’ on 18th January 2019.
The aim of the conference was to explore the concepts of Kala and its applicability.
The main objectives and priorities of the conference were as follows:
To minimize the ambiguity in the structures involved in the Kala.
To unveil the methodology to explore the controversial and ambiguous terminology in the field of Rachana Sharir.
To perform the critical appraisal of Kala along with its clinical significance.
This program started with the inauguration at the hands of Honorable Pro-Chancellor Dr. Vedprakash Mishra Figure 1]; Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr. Neelam Mishra; Registrar Dr. A. J. Anjankar; Chief Coordinator Dr. S. S. Patel; OSD Dr. Abhyuday Meghe; Additional Director (Interdisciplinary Research) Dr. Ramesh Babu Devalla; Dean of D. Y. Patil School of Ayurveda, Mumbai, Dr. Mahesh Kumar Harit; Organizing Chairman and Dean of MGACH & RC Dr. Shyam Bhutada; Dean Academics of MGACH & RC Dr. Priti Desai; PG Vice Dean of MGACH & RC Dr. Vaishali Kuchewar; and Head of Departments of Samhita Siddhant and Kriya Sharir and Organizing Secretary Dr. Amol Deshpande.
|Figure 1: Inauguration by Honorable Pro-Chancellor Dr. Vedprakash Mishra|
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Introductory and welcome speech was delivered by the Organizing Chairman and Dean Dr. Shyam Bhutada who briefly explained about the objectives of the national conference [Figure 2]. Dr. Maheshkumar Harit appreciated the theme of the conference, stating that it was essential to explore such unique entities of Ayurved Sharir. Honorable Pro-Chancellor Dr. Vedprakash Mishra in his speech emphasized the significance of Anveshan in the field of Ayurveda. He explored the aspect of Kala in the perspective of modern physiology. An appeal was called on by him to all the young students of Ayurveda to become future Vaidya scientist. On this occasion, a mobile application on Doshavigyan developed by Dr. Pradhnya Dandekar was also launched by Honorable Pro-Chancellor Dr. Vedprakash Mishra. At the conclusion of the program, a hearty vote of thanks was proposed by the Organizing Secretary Dr. Amol Deshpande.
In the first Scientific Session, the lecture was delivered by Dr. Satish Vast, Professor at the Department of Rachana Sharir, Shri Krushna AYUSH University, Kurukshetra, Haryana on “A Clinico-Anatomical Perspective of Kala Sharir.” In this session, he focused on anatomical consideration of Kala Sharir and its correlation with clinical anatomy. He concluded the session by correlation of the Kala with modern structures.
In the second Scientific Session, the lecture was delivered by Dr. Asit Kumar Panja, Associate Professor at the Department of Basic Principles, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur on Kala-Vivechan. In this session, he explained about the functional aspects of Kala in the three ways: (1) the transportation of Ahara Rasa to target organ (primary Dhatu to ultimate), (2) transformation, transition, and use of the Dhatu to build up in another bodily part, and (3) the maintenance of Prana Vyapara (Circulation). He conclude the session by clinical correlation of each Kala in Ayurvedic perspective like Mamasadhara Kala related with Vranasrava (wound secretions), Raktadhara Kala should be considered while dealing the patient of Raktapitta, Medadhara Kala is also related to Vrana (wound). Sleshmadhara Kala is not only related to the Sandhi (joints) but also related to Sandhi Marmabhighata (trauma to the joint) of the body. In Atisar (dysentery) Purishadhara Kala is involved. Pittadhara Kala reacts with the digestion process. Lastly, he explained the importance of Shukradhara Kala in Rajyakshma.
In the third Scientific Session, the lecture was delivered by Dr. Prasad Pandkar, Associate Professor at Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Ayurveda, Pune, on “Kala Sharir: Physiological and Clinical Perspectives.” In this session, he explained the importance of the Kala in the treatment point of view by case reports and the importance of Shleshmadhara Kala in Janu Sandhi Shool and Shotha, as it is situated in joints. Importance of Raktadhara Kala in Shitpitta/Udard (Urticaria), and treatment of Purishadhara Kala in Khalitya was also detailed in the lecture. Lastly, he compared the Vish Chikitsa with Kala Sharir.
On this occasion, a national essay writing competition was organized for undergraduate (UG) students on the following themes:
- Relevance of fundamentals of Ayurveda in health diseases.
- Contribution of Ayurveda in public health.
In total, 24 students participated in the essay writing competition from various colleges. The first prize was awarded to Vilas Shinde from CSMSS Ayurved Mahavidyalya, Kanchanwadi, Aurangabad and Usha Kadam from Late B. V. Kale Ayurved Medical College, Latur. The appreciation award was given to Prastuti Dhande from MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha.
A total of 55 papers were selected for oral presentation. Out of these, two were selected for the best paper award in the category of faculty and postgraduate (PG) students each in the category of faculty and postgraduate (PG) students. The best essay in each category was awarded along with an appreciation award.
The Paper Presentation contest was organized for PG students and faculty. In the PG category, the first prize was bagged by Dr. Kochuthresia Jose of SDM College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi, Karnataka and the second prize was won by Dr. Lalita Somanathe . In the faculty category, the first prize was declared to Dr. Pralhad S. from SDM College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi, Karnataka and the second prize was declared to Dr. Poonam Sawarkar from MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha.
The selected papers by the scientific committee would be published in post proceeding book of the conference. The cover page for the said book was sought from the students of our college. The prize for designing the best coverage was presented to Mrs Smita Kamdi, a student of final BAMS.
The valedictory function was held in the presence of all honorable guests.
The program was attended by 336 delegates [Figure 3]. Among them, 40 participants were faculties and 43 were PG students. Two hundred fifty-three UG students also attended the seminar.
All faculties and students expressed their views on seminar as a fruitful experience in updating their knowledge. Pre- and posttests were conducted before and at the end of the program, respectively. The Average Learning gain from the national workshop was calculated after the pre test and post test and it was 73.6 percent.
The conference was very well organized and held successfully, particularly in exploring the concept of Kala, expanding its dimension in the preventive and therapeutic aspect in various clinical disorders pertaining to the specific Kalas.
The main objectives of the conference were as follows:
- To rectify the ambiguity present in the concept of Kala.
- To spread the knowledge of recent updates and research findings concerned with the Kala Sharir.
- To focus on the thirst area in Rachana Sharir to increase the fundamental research in the field of Ayurveda.
- To motivate the young researchers to think on the concept of Kala and its applicability in the clinical field.
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Conflicts of interest
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