IBAM –9th World Congress on Alternative Medicines & 2nd International Conference on Health Sciences:
IBAM held its 9th International Conference on Alternative Medicines, Convocation and Awards Presentation Ceremony along with the 2nd International Conference oh Health Sciences organized by International institute of Health Sciences on 1st and 2nd December 2001, at Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta. Two ceremonies were merged on World Aids Day as a significant conjuncture. Theme observed in this occasion was in synchrony with the World Aids Day 2001 theme “ I care…………Do you?”.
The 9th International Congress on Alternative Medicine on 1stDecember was inaugurated by His Excellency Shri Kidar Nath Sahani, Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim. His Excellency Shri A. R. Kohli, Hon’ble Governor of Mizoram, inaugurated the occasion of 2nd International Conference on Health Sciences. Chief Guestwas Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ashoke Kumar Mathur, the then Chief Justice, High Court, Calcutta. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Samir Kumar Mookherjee, Former Acting Chief Justice, High Court , Calcutta Chaired the ceremony. Hon’ble Mr. Justice K. M. Yusuf Chairman, West Bengal Minorities Commision was Distinguished Guest of Honour. Special Guests of Honor were H.E. Mr. Ryuzo Kikuchi Hon’ble Consul General, Japan, Shri Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya Hon’ble Advocate General, Tripura, Shri Ashok Nath Basu Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Jadavpur University. Prof Dr. Sanat Biswas, Former Sheriff , Kolkata, Prof. Dr. Sunil Thakur Former Sheriff, kolkata, were Guests of High Esteem. Key-Note Speaker was Prof. Dr. Parimal Banerji, President, International Institute of Advanced Homoeopathy.
The next session held on the day was the Convocation & Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony was Chaired by Padmashri Dr. Vijay Kumar Shah. Dr. W. Selwamurthy Director, Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India. Prof. Dr. Sanat Biswas, Former Sheriff of Calcutta gave the Convocation Address. List of Honoured Guests shows a highly treasured assortment of eminent personalities from various countries, Dr. Kenneth K. Kim (South Korea), Dr Prakash Sancheti (India), Dr. Joseph de Ubaldo (Phillipines), Dr. Ju-Young Kwon (South Korea), Dr. Rosarion George (Canada), Dr. Ms. Saroj Kumar (U.S.A.), Dr. S.B. Chancasana (Peru), Dr. Md. Matiur Rahman (Bangladesh), Dr. R. Dhungra (Nepal).
On 2nd December Award Presentation Ceremony was held which was Chaired by Dr. Pratap Chandra Chunder, Former Union Minister for Education & Social Welfare, India. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mukul Gopal Mukherjee, Chairman West Bengal Humans Right Commssion was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta , High Court, Kolkata presided as Main Speaker. Special Guests of High Esteem were Prof. Prabodh Chandra Sinha Hon’ble Minister for Parliamentary Affairs & Excise , W.B., Hon’ble Mr. Justice D. K. Basu Secretary General, Association of Retired Judges of the Supreme Court & High Courts of India. H.E. Mr. Yubaraj Bhusal Hon’ble Consul General of Nepal was the Special Guest of Honor. Guests of Honour listed Padmashri Dr. Vijay Kumar Shah, Prof. Dr. Sanat Biswas, Former Shreiff of Calcutta, Prof. Dr. I.S. Roy, Former Shreiff of Calcutta, Prof. Dr. Parimal Banerji. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Samir Kumar Mookherjee Former Acting Chief Justice, High Court, Calcutta gave the Valedictory Address.
Over 500 delegates joined the occasion as participant and special delegates, many participants joined the ceremony from overseas, it amounted for nearing 100. About 250 participants were awarded with special awards, Gold medals, Life Time Achievements awards and Certificate of Appreciation in various fields of excellence.
Messages and wishes were received form many eminent personalities round the globe. To mention some are like the then President of India Shri K. R. Narayanan, Padmashree Dr. C.P. Thakur Minister of Health & Family Welfare Govt. Of India, The Dalai Lama, Mr. Kidar Nath Sahani the then Governor of Sikkim, Smt. Sonia Gandhi the then Leader of Opposition Lok Sabha.