Amity Institute for Herbal and Biotech Products Developement (AIHBPD) in association with Ministry of Environment and Forests (Govt. of India) organised a three day conference on "Stream Lining India''s Traditional Knowledge towards Formulating a Sui Generis Regime" from May 23- May 25, 2008 at Thiruvananthapuram.
Dr. M.S. Swaminathan- Member, Rajya Sabha & Chairman of MSSRF, Chennai ; Smt. P.K.Sreemathy Teacher- Hon''ble Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Govt. of Kerala;Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan – Founder President, Amity Universe and Dr. (Mrs.)Amita Chauhan- Chairperson, Amity International Schools inaugurated the conference and shared their valuable views with the august gathering.
Dr. (Mrs) Amita Chauhan- Chairperson, Amity International Schools released a book titled “ A Glimpse at Tribal India” edited by Prof. K. V Peter.
Dr. Ashok K Chauhan also presented the mementoes to the dignitaries present during the occasion.
The eminent speakers for the technical sessions included Mr. Darshan Shankar -Advisor of FRLHT, Bangalore (Foundation for Revival of Local Health Traditions); Dr. Indira Balachandran-
Head of Medicinal Plant Research Centre ,Aryavaidyashala, Kotakkal ;Dr. Ram Boojh-UNESCO, New Delhi; Dr. A.K.Sharma- Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun and Mrs. Tom Basar-Lecturer, Delhi University, LAW Centre.
Several senior directors and officials from Amity participated in the informative conference including Dr. Sunil Saran- Vice chairman, Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation;Dr. Ajit Verma- Director, Amity Institute of Microbial Sciences ;Mr. B.K.P.Sinha- Director, Amity School of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development ;Dr. R.C.Uniyal- Director, Amity Centre for Herbal Developement and Prof. S. Sitaraman