Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Sunday appealed researchers and students to do more research in Ayurveda and suggested that time might come when even brain-transplant will also be possible.
“There was a time when tuberculosis was considered incurable. So were diseases related to kidney. But today, these diseases are curable. Not only this, even heart-transplant is possible now. You should do research believing that even brain-transplant is also possible. Nothing is impossible in this world,” Vala said while addressing valedictory session of IPSCon 2015, an international conference on pharmacology on the campus of Saurashtra University in Rajkot.
Vala advised researchers and students present at the session to study Sanskrit and Ayurveda.
“Today’s youngsters would not believe in Puranas. But you should study Sanskrit. It is a minefield of research. And you should have conviction that you are the best in the world. Remember, Nalanda university was considered global centre of learning in ancient times. Ayurveda, ancient Greek medicines and homeopathy have remedies for many diseases. But more research is required in Ayurveda,” the governor further said.
IPSCON 2015 was organised by Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS) along with the 48th annual conference of the society. As many as 50 Indian 25 researchers shared their views and research findings at the three-day conference, organising secretary Shachin Parmar said. Dr Michael Spedding, secretary general of International Union for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) and Dr Ashok Vaidya, father of reverse pharmacology were among eminent speakers at the meet which was being held in the city for the first time.
Rajkot is hometown of Vala. Before he was appointed Karnataka governor, he was elected MLA from Rajkot several times.