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April 23, 2018

First Academic session organised by AAI on 21.04.2018. 2 PM at Dr.B.K.Basu Memorial Research and Training Institute of Acupuncture held successfully.Dr.Hiralal Samantha discussed on two papers published in the Journal of WFAS.There was an interactive discussion.Participation was satisfactory.

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April 4, 2018

ACUPUNCTURE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA(AAI) 188/87, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata-700045 NOTICE 48TH Annual General Body Meeting of AAI will be held on 5th May 2018, Saturday at 4 p.m. at Dr. B.K.Basu Memorial Research & Training Institute of Acupuncture,188/87 Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata – 700045. AGENDA 1. Conformation of the minutes of the previous G.B. Meeting. 2. Examination and adoption of Annual Report. 3. Examination and adoption of Audited Accounts. 4. Appointment of Auditors. 5. Discussion over holding of 18th National Conference of AAI. 6. Such other matter as may come up and for which fortnight notice is given. 7. Any other matter with the permission of the chair. (Dr. B. Bhattacharya) General Secretary A.A.I Dated. 03.04.2018

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October 10, 2017

AAI (estd in 1977 by Dr. B.K.Basu) has been approaching central government for recognition of acupuncture since 1984. First initiative was taken by Dr. Basu, founder of acupuncture in India, and President of AAI, Later, AAI took the initiative to organize a conjoint move by acupuncturists and organizations from all over India. Consequently NCC for recognition of acupuncture was formed in 2009 in Delhi. AAI is an integral part of NCC. Dr. Raman Kapur was made convener of NCC. In its first meeting a memorandum was handed over to Sri Dinesh Trivedi, Union Minister of State of Health who kindly graced the meeting at request of Dr. Raman Kapur. After that, central government health ministry directed ICMR to examine the matter. NCC had held several meetings with ICMR in last five years, and submitted supportive documents of more than five thousand pages. In March, 2017 Dr. Kapur had met Mr. J.P. Nadda, Union Health Minister and convinced him to recognize acupuncture as a system. Health Minister was convinced and tweeted in favour of recognition of acupuncture as independent system of medicine. As a result, an expert committee under the chairmanship of Dr. V.M. Katoch, ex-Director General of ICMR has been constituted by health ministry to look into the matter. Government notification was published calling applications from interested corners. On 4 October, 2017 presentations were made

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