Ayurveda, a permanent healer of illness: M G Krishnan

Ayurveda, a permanent healer of illness: M G Krishnan

Ayurveda, a permanent healer of illness: M G Krishnan

Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) Prof M G Krishnan on Friday asserted that despite advancements in the field of general medicine, Ayurveda is known for its unique features as a permanent healer.

Addressing the students of Government Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital at its Graduation Day ceremony organised at Jaganmohan Palace here, Krishnan narrated a real life incident to substantiate the fact that Ayurveda was a permanent cure for illness. 

“A student of mine who was suffering from cancer, later got a new lease of life after undergoing Ayurvedic treatment at Kutch in Gujarat. For over a year, the student was made to drink carrot juice only. I got to know about her survival, only after receiving a letter from her after five to six years of the closure of academic year,” he said.

Barring surgical innovations, English medicine has nothing new to offer, Krishnan felt.In the backdrop of mockery of doctors who are often blamed for “snatching lives and also money”, Krishnan reminded the fresh graduates of performing their duty with zeal and commitment.

He bemoaned that, despite achieving stupendous growth, female foeticide still remains to be addressed, along with gender proportion and illiteracy.


The top three rank holders for the year (2008-2014) including the period of house surgeon, under Bachelor of Ayurveda Medical Sciences were Dr Priyanka Shandilya, Dr Sridevi and Dr Amulya, respectively. Priyanka was also conferred Dhanwantri and Nagarjuna Awards and also Rs 10,000 cash prize.


A total of 37 students graduated from the college -- 18 distinction holders and the remaining who bagged first class.