"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|