Thiruvananthapuram, February 7:
Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag will be the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the Global Ayurveda Festival 2014, which begins in Kochi on February 20. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the festival. The Mauritius President will arrive in Kochi on February 17 and return on February 21, said C Suresh Kumar, secretary of the organising committee. Speakers will include Mahiepala Herath, Chief Minister, Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council, Sri Lanka; Salinda Dissanayake MP, Minister of Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka; and BSB Yalegama, Sri Lankan Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine. Another 350 invited speakers will attend the Festival, says G Vinod Kumar, Secretary General of the Committee.
(This article was published on February 7, 2014)