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Thursday, January 18, 2007

'Be aware of threats posed by globalisation'

TRIPUNITHURA, Kerala: S G Bhat, Vice-Chancellor of National University of Advanced Legal Studies, inaugurated the seminar on ˜Intellectual Property Rights and Ayurveda at the Government Ayurveda College here on Tuesday.

It was organised by the college in association with Kerala Council for Science Technology and Environment. College principal C Rathnakaran presided over the function.

In his inaugural address, Bhat urged the ayurvedic physicians to face the challenges put forward by the modified laws regarding the patent. "We should be aware of the threats posed by globalisation, but should try to exploit its positive aspects," he said.

P Pushpangadan, Director-General of Amity International Herbal Drug Development, explained the intricacies of patent laws and the need for understanding the history of ayurveda.

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