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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June 29, 2017

ACUPUNCTURE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (AAI) Dear Members of AAI, The following announcement regarding 2017 World Conference on Acupuncture has been sent to us. Members who are interested to participate may make registration directly with intimation to General Secretary of AAI. All expenses are to be borne by the candidate. Dr. B. Bhattacharya, General Secretary, AAI The 9th General Assembly & 2017 World Conference on Acupuncture of WFAS Second Announcement Conference Information The 9th General Assembly of WFAS & 2017 World Acupuncture Congress of WFAS will be held from December 1 to 4, 2017 in Beijing, China. It is organized by World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS), China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS) and World Health Organization (WHO), co-organized by China Association for Acupuncture and Moxibustion (CAAM), Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. The theme of this conference is Acupuncture–World–Health. At this very special moment of the 30th anniversary of WFAS, we would like to present the world with the acupuncture academic achievements and the current development of acupuncture to enhance the communications and cooperations among international acupuncture organizations. A parallel session–World Congress of Acupuncture-Moxibustion on Health Care and Health Preservation will be held in Qujiang

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June 12, 2017

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April 13, 2017


188/87, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata-700045



46TH Annual General Body Meeting of AAI will be held on 6th May 2017 at 4 p.m. at Bethune Institute of Geriatric Research and Rehabilitation Centre, 392A, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata 700045 (beside Central Bank, opposite South City Mall). AGENDA

  1. Conformation of the minutes of the previous E.C. meeting.
  2. Examination and adoption of Annual Report.
  3. Examination and adoption of Audited Accounts.
  4. Appointment of Auditors.
  5. Discussion over holding of 6th National symposium 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. 20.03.2017


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February 20, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT We are going to celebrate National Acupuncture Day and the birth anniversary of Dr Bejoy Kumar Basu, pioneer of Acupuncture in India on 1st March 2017. As central programme a rally will start at 9-30 from the premises of Dr.B.K.Basu Memorial Research & Training Institute of Acupuncture at 188/87 Prince Anwar Shah Road ,Kolkata – 700045 with our patients, members and well-wishers. It will cover about one kilometer. As a part of the programme a slide presentation on life and works of Dr.Bejoy Kumar Basu will be presented by our President Dr.M.N.Gantait at 11 am at the Bethune Institute of Geriatric Research(Opposite South City Mall, beside Central Bank, Anwar Shah Road) Slogan of Acupuncture day this year is,

“ Acupuncture for long Healthy Life” All members are requested to attend the central programme or they can observe the occasion in their own place.
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