: 2021  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44--46

Pallava 2019 - Unleashing the milestones - An event report

Aziz Arbar, Pankaja P Savanur, KH Veena, Kaveri Hulyalkar 
 Department of P.G Studies in Koumarbhritya, Shri B M Kankanawadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Pankaja P Savanur
Shri B M Kankanawadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Belagavi, Karnataka

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Pallava 2019 was a milestone in Kaumarabhritya (Ayurveda Pediatrics), and KAHER Shri B M Kankanawadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya had the privilege to conceptualize, plan, execute, and host it for Ayurveda fraternity as a service to humanity. Pallava 2019 – Unleashing the Milestones was organized by the Department of Kaumarabhritya from December 4 to 7, 2019. Pallava 2019 was hosted in six different themes to comprehend the updates in Pediatrics in conjecture with ancient wisdom. First, Pallava-Sparsh-Preconference Workshop on Pediatric Dermatology, followed by Pallava Manthana-International Conclave of organised Scientific Sessions on Ayurveda Pediatrics, Pallava Kaushalya-Clinical Skill stations, Pallava Vivechana-Oral Papers and Poster Presentations, Pallava Parva-Edutainment (Learning with Enjoyment), and International Luminaires of Ayurvedic Pediatrics (ILAP).

Pallava 2019 International Conference was inaugurated by Chief Guest Dr. R. S. Sarashetti, Professor, AYUSH Chair, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, University of Russia, Moscow, at the KLE Centenary Convention Centre, Belagavi. Dr. C. H. S. Shastry, Retired Director, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, and Prof. (Dr.) Dr. V. A. Kothiwale, Registrar, KAHER, Belagavi, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honor and the President, respectively. Pallava 2019 was introduced to the gathering by Prof. (Dr.) B. Sreenivasa Prasad, Principal, Shri B M Kankanawadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya.

Inauguration became an event to acknowledge the selfless legendry icons of Kaumarabhritya namely Dr. C. H. S. Shastry, Dr. R. D. Sharma, and few senior professors.

Dr. Shekhar Annabotla, President of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals in North America, felicitated budding Ayurveda pediatric doctors, namely Dr. Reena Kulkarni, Dr. Mithila Amin, and Dr. Pritharani Chandravamshi with Kishora Ratna for their excellent services in Ayurveda specially in the field of Kaumarabhritya.

One of the most unique events of the inaugural function was the release of KIDD-KLE Kumara Index of Drug dosage-App by Dr. R. S. Sarashetti and e-Souvenir was released by Dr. V. A. Kothiwale, Registrar, KAHER.


This event was also evident for felicitating Dr. Abhishek Shukla and Dr. Anandrao Patil for accomplishing their Fellowship in Ayurveda Oncology which is first of its kind in Ayurveda and India.

Dr. R. S. Sarashetti, the Chief Guest addressed the gathering and addressed regarding the Role of Mother and Child Health Care with Ayurveda for healthy population in the future.

In the Presidential Address, Dr. V. A. Kothiwale said that the integration of Ayurveda with modern medicine for the health of the population is the need of the hour.

1. Pallava-Sparsh-Preconference Workshop on Pediatric Dermatology

A day before December 4, 2019, Preconference Workshop was inaugurated by the Principal, Prof. (Dr.). B. Sreenivasa Prasad, and Dr. C. M. Sreekrishnan who was the resource person for the workshop. The workshop was coordinated Dr. Mahesh P. Savalagimath. The workshop had empirical lecture by Dr. C. M. Sreekrishnan and subsequently engaged the delegates with problem-based learning in the form of hands-on training by image diagnosis and prescription activity. The total registered delegates for this workshop were 126.

2. Pallava Manthana-International Conclave of Scientific Sessions on Ayurveda Pediatrics

This event was held on December 5 and 7, 2019. The event had five sessions conducted by 13 renowned resource persons. The total registered delegates for this workshop were 612, and the delegates from eight different countries participated (USA, UK, Russia, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Nepal, and Argentina) in this event.

The participants witnessed the Key Note Address and Scientific Sessions from the Stalwart Pediatric Clinicians from all around the world, helping the participants to understand, analyze, apply, and comprehend the ancient pediatric knowledge into the clinics.

The main domains of the sessions were - Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Nutrition, Genetics, Immunology, Contemporary Pediatrics, and Mother Care.

Main attraction between the sessions was Special performance from Children from Anmol Tangudhama and Maheshwari Blind School.

3. International Luminaries of Ayurvedic Pediatrics

It was conducted from December 5 to 7 in between the conference, in which the stalwarts of Kaumarabhritya participated and discussed regarding the following topics:

Reforms in undergraduates (UG) and postgraduates (PG) syllabi of KaumarabhrityaTeaching reforms in KaumarabhrityaMinimum standard requirements for Kaumarabhritya department at all teaching institutesThrust areas of research in KaumarabhrityaForming standard Ayurvedic Pediatric JournalStrategies for implementation of Ayushman Bharat.

4. Pallava Kausalya-Clinical Skill Stations

This event was conducted on December 6, 2019, and was coordinated by Dr. Pradeep Shinde. Expert- and self-guided skill stations were organized covering the domains such as Newborn Resuscitation, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Panchakarma, Stanya Pareeksha, Ward Procedures and Surgical Skills, Psychological Testing, Pediatric Drug Dosing, and Physiotherapy.

All the participants had access to hands-on training (expert-guided and self-guided) for the most important skills needed by the pediatric practitioners. This was the most unique component of the conference and was organized for the first time in the country on such a large scale. It was a unique opportunity for the UGs, PGs, teachers, and the practitioners.

5. Pallava Parva-Edutainment

Pallava conference was not just only about education but also about Edutainment. Fun while you learn was the concept. All the participants experienced the new horizon of learning in the form of Quiz, Mime, and Photography.

6. Pallava Vivechana-Oral Papers and Poster Presentations

Under different domains, the registered participants had the opportunity to present their clinical experience, observation, compilation, literary reviews, etc., in the form of ORAL/POSTER presentations. The best papers were rewarded.

The total parallel sessions conducted were 19 and 301 delegates presented their scientific paper/posters. The total number of oral presentations was 268 which included 52 from Faculty, 153 from PG students, and 50 from UG students. 33 posters were exhibited during this event.

 Plenary Sessions

Dr. Shrinidhi Acharya, Associate Professor, Department of Kaumarabhritya, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, highlighted on the topic “Management of childhood chronic and Recurrent Respiratory Problems-An Ayurvedic Understanding” and detailed on the anatomical and physiological variation of respiratory system in children, the predisposing factors, the role of Khavaigunya, management options, immunological consideration with immune-enhancing drugs, and restrictive disorders of the lung and its management.

Dr. Roshani Anirudhan, Professor and HOD, Department of Kaumarabhritya, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, presented on the topic “Management of Spasticity in Cerebral Palsy.” She deliberated on the prevalence and conventional management of spasticity in cerebral palsy, various modalities such as physiotherapy/occupational therapy, splinting/casting, oral medications, chemodenervation, and selective posterior rhizotomy. Prognosis bleak is present in modern treatment with only symptomatic treatment while the underlying pathology is left unmanaged, ineffective in triggering the neurodevelopmental pattern. However, in the Ayurveda interventional management, Vatavyadhi chikitsa, Phakka roga chikitsa, Siro marma abhigata chikitsa, viz., Snehana, Swedana, and Basti, were highlighted and different clinical trials conducted on the management of spasticity were discussed with interventional schedule and internal administration.

Dr. Reena Kulkarni, Professor and HOD, Department of Kaumarabhritya, SDM College of Ayurveda, Bangalore, presented on the topic “Ayurvedic Perspective of Nutritional Disorders, Assessment and Management.” She explained the importance of nutrition and the necessity of adequate nutrition in childhood for healthy growth, proper organ formation and function, building strong immune system as well as for neurological and cognitive development. Ayurvedic perspectives of nutritional disorders such as Karshya, Stoulya, and Shosha were discussed with management. Avasthanusara chikitsa, planned diet, importance of micronutrients and preventive aspects of malnutrition, and model diet for Indian child with case studies and research updates were the key factors of the session.

Dr. Rajgopal, Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Kaumarabhritya, AIIAMS, Delhi, spoke on the topic “Approach to a Wheezing Child” narrating the pathophysiology of wheeze and multiple factors which play a role in wheezy conditions. Explanation of asthma predictive index, with history and clinical examination and management was also dealt by him. Ayurvedic approach toward asthma, role of Panchakarma, and different procedures was elaborately discussed. The role of Rasoushadis, home remedies, and traditional practices were discussed.

Dr. S. Nayan Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Kaumarabhritya, SDMCAH, Hassan, delivered lecture on “Management of Hyperactivity in ADHD.” He dealt with ADHD, a neurodevelopmental disorder, and interpreted treatment for ADHD in Ayurveda as Agni Chikitsa and Shodhana as it is a Bahudosha avasta (Vyadhi svabhava) and concluded by saying that early detection and intervention play an important role in the treatment of ADHD.

Dr. K. S. Dinesh, Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Kaumarabhritya, V. P. S. Warier Ayurveda College, Kottaikal, presented on the topic “Means of Linguistic Development and Methods of Increasing Attention in Children with Autism.” He described anatomy of attention and language in brain and explained the Solutions under the following headings - Stimulation, Integration, Modification, Production, Locomotion, and Expression. In the treatment based on the Dosha predominance, the following procedures were explained-Takradhara/Sirolepa/Ruksha Thala-Kapha, Ksheeradhara/Jalaouka-Pitta, and Taila Dhara/Siro Pichu/Snigdha Thala-Vata.

Dr. Mini S. Muraleedhar MD (Ay), Associate Professor, Department of Kaumarabhrithya, Government Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram, presented on the topic “Measures for Intellectual Development in Children with Dyslexia and Mental Retardation.” She described the differences of diagnosing dyslexia and mental retardation with comparison to Unmada. Various modified treatment procedure-based therapies and internal medications were analyzed according to the different conditions. Importance of Mustadi Rajayapana Basti was elaborately explained with different case studies.

Dr. U. Shailaja MD (Ayu), PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Kaumarabhritya, SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, presented on the topic “Panchakarma in Kaumarabhritya.” She highlighted the structural and functional maturity as well as the perceptual capacity and skill of the child, which determines the selection of the Panchakarma treatment. The chronological age should not be the criteria for adaptation of Panchakarma. A rationale understanding of the disease affecting the child, the phase of childhood, and feasibility should be assessed and the right kind of Panchakarma needs to be adopted. Then, it could work wonders in the management of diseases in children.

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