World Ayurveda Congress - (WAC)

"The World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) is a platform to propagate Ayurveda globally in its true sense"

The World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) is a platform established by the World Ayurveda Foundation to propagate Ayurveda globally in its true sense. It is the largest gathering of its kind for exploring new frontiers in the field of medicine, which started in 2002 at Kochi, Kerala. Global community actively participates in this Congress with great enthusiasm and high expectations. WAC attracts people from all disciplines to present their research works related to Ayurveda and allied sciences.

This global platform provides ever evolving scientific exchange between modern science and traditional medicinal systems. It has been a long standing aspiration of the AYUSH fraternity to have an independent ministry for Ayush, which was announced by the Hon’ble PM, Shri Nrendra Modi, immediately after attending the valedictory function of 6th WAC.

The impact of WAC encompasses the areas of policy, action, public health, trade, science and above all, global outreach for the benefit of society and mankind. WAC has so far touched over a million people through its AROGYA expos and in every edition the number of delegates exceeded far beyond expectations. Through these Eight World Congresses on Ayurveda, we could create a huge interest for Ayurveda in 56 countries which in turn resulted in making ayurveda acceptable to the global community.

Edition Place / Location Year Theme
First Kochi, Kerala Oct 30 - Nov 4, 2002 Ayurveda and World Health
Second Pune, Maharashtra November 5–12, 2006 Globalization of Ayurveda
Third Jaipur Rajasthan December 16-21, 2008 Mainstreaming Ayurveda
Fourth Bangalore, Karnataka December 9-13, 2010 Ayurveda for all
Fifth Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh December 7-10, 2012 Enriching Public Health Through Ayurveda
Sixth Pragati Maidan, Delhi November 6-9, 2014 Health Challenges & Ayurveda
Seventh Science City, Kolkata December 1-4, 2016 Strengthening the Ayurveda Ecosystem
Eighth Ahmedabad, Gujrat December 14-17, 2018 Re-Aligning The Focus On Health
Ninth Panjim, Goa December 8-10, 2022 Ayurveda For One Health