A high-level team from Amrita’s global health summit met with Smt. Droupadi Murmu at her office and residence.
New Delhi – August 24, 2022
Amrita Vice Chancellor, Dr. Venkat Rangan, led the delegation that met with the Hon’ble President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu. Leaders from a global healthcare summit held at Amrita Hospital, Faridabad took part in the visit and included top heads from Stanford University, Harvard University, University of California San Diego, State University of New York at Buffalo, University of California Davis, and University of Arizona.
The international collaborators who joined Amrita were Dr. Shriram Nallamshetty, Stanford University, Associate Director, Cardiovascular Medicine; Dr. Rajesh Dash, Stanford University, Director of SSATHI & CardioClick; Dr. Michael Paul Snyder, Stanford University, Professor, Chairman & Director; Dr. Venu Govindaraju, State University of New York at Buffalo, VP for Research; Dr. Prasant Mohapatra, UC Davis, Vice Chancellor for Research; Dr. Daniel Stuart Talmor, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School; Dr. Edward Lowenstein, Professor and Chair Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Dr. Timothy Thomas Cornell, Stanford University, Chambers – Okamura Endowed Professor of Pediatrics; Dr. Satya Krishna Ramachandran Nair, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Associate Professor, Anaesthesia Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair of Quality, Safety, Innovation; Dr. Christopher Alan Longhurst, University of California San Diego, Chief Digital Medical Officer; Dr. Satish K Tripathi, State University of New York, President; Dr. Howard Feldman, University of California San Diego, Dean, Alzheimer’s and Related Neurodegenerative Research; Dr. Victor Novak, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Vice Dean for Innovation Faculty of Health Sciences Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beer-Sheva, Israel; and Ms. Kristen Lee Beech, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.
The delegation also included Amrita’s Provost, Dr. Maneesha Ramesh; Prof. Raghu Raman, Dean, School of Business (Amritapuri, Amaravati & Kochi); Dr. Shantikumar Nair, Dean, School of Nanosciences; Dr. Manoj P, Dean, School of Business, Bengaluru; Prof. Sreevalsan Moothedath, Head, ICTS, Coimbatore; and others.
During the meeting, the team presented the President with an edition of 40 Years of Amrita Yoga, a new report that documents the history of free yoga training and outreach by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math. Since May 1980, the projects include yoga programmes at the university’s seven campuses and the Math’s 65 Amrita Vidyalayam schools. Teaching has also reached India’s armed forces and paramilitary; villages throughout rural India; jails and prisons in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and the North; Amma’s centres around the world; and global celebrations for International Day of Yoga.