It is no wonder that the FOREIGNERS are reaping a rich harvest due to treachery of Indian ruling establishment. Their bureacracy has tied the hands of Indian INTELLIGENTSIA behind their backs and rendered them ineffective in the ruthless competitive world at large.
Luckily some Indians have realised the dangers and are going to highlight the issue to RAISE THE AWARENESS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF INDIA. WE SHOULD NOT FORGET THAT IT OUGHT TO HAVE BEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA LIFTING A FINGER TO SAFEGUARD THE INDIAN INTERESTS ABROAD.
....Conference to fight for India's intellectual property
Ayurveda has become a buzz word in the west. The market in Britain is being flooded with new Ayurvedic products for consumers to lap up. This ancient Indian form of medicine, in fact, is being rapidly hijacked by the Western countries. This is a matter of concern, allege the practitioners of the traditional, purist form of ancient Indian ayurveda.
The Ayurvedic Company of Great Britain, which has been fighting for the Indian cause for some time, is sponsoring a conference in London, which will be inaugurated by the Maharaja of Mysore, later this month to discuss The Dangers of Western Dilution of Ayurveda. Its chairman Gopi Warrier told UK HT Online that the issue needs to be tackled immediately. "It is a major loss of revenue to India, which amounts to about 90 billion pounds."
He explains that half a million Ayurvedic doctors from India are losing out because westerners travel to India for short courses on the subject. "Then they set up diploma courses to milk income from potential students. Of course these new gurus do not want western students to learn from Indian teachers and books from India," he said and added that "Plagiarism at its worst, it is also illegal copying of intellectual property in its most subtle and vicious form".
The worry among Indian Ayurvedic practitioners and supporters is that the lack of respect in the West for authentic knowledge leads to its tendency "to hype, distort and hijack Ayurveda," and the fact that "there are billions of dollars to be made from the sale of herbal medicines for ailments that have no cure in the western systems." An example is the pilferage of Neem and other such products.
Ayurvedic remedies by the western pharmaceutical industry "is simply a dishonest appropriation of intellectual property, the siphoning off, of therapy systems like the shirodhara by western therapists and the so-called spas, pose a major danger to the unsuspecting public in the West"
Another cause for concern is the attempt to regulate Ayurveda. "It is merely ending up in the dilution of the qualifications of Ayurvedic practitioners to a curriculum of only 1100 hours, when a full Ayurvedic degree takes five and a half years to complete."
The Governments of India and China and other developing countries have "been advised to protect their heritage and not to allow the theft of their spiritual and intellectual property." Justice VR Krishna Iyer, Chief Justice, Kerala, will be speaking on the Value of Ayurvedic Intellectual Property and its Legal Protection, during the conference. Dr BM Hegde, Vice Chancellor of Manipal University will also be speaking at the conference.
HOW TRAGIC TO SEE THE GENUINE INDIANS STRUGGLING TO PROTECT THEIR COUNTY'S WEALTH FROM THE PREDATORS WHILE THE REAL PREDATORS ON THE SOIL OF ABDUL KALAM, WHOSE HEART IS IN BOMBS, AND SONIA KHAN, WHOSE HEART IS IN CONVERSION OF HINDUS.
IS THERE ANOTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH WHOSE RULERS WISH DEATH OR IMPOVERISHMENT TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE? CLEVER INDIANS SEEM TO BE CHURNING THE WATER, HOPING TO GET BUTTER OUT OF IT.