JAMMU, Aug 26: Prof Dr Kulwant Singh’s works has earned him as “Life Time Achievement Award for Best Academician in the field of Ayurveda”.
The award included a citation and cheque worth Rs 2 lakhs. The award was presented to him by Shripad Naik , Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH and Union Minister of State for Defence, during a national seminar on “Conservation of Bio-resources of Medicinal Value: Current scenario and way forward” held recently at AP Shinde Symposium Hall, NASC complex, Pusa Road, New Delhi.
Dr Kulwant was conferred the award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of Ayurveda spreading over 30 years. Dr Kulwant Singh is the former Director of Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (IPGT&RA) and Head of the Department, Department of Shalya Shalakya, Gujrat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar, specializing in the area of Shalya Shalakya, Parasurgical: Kshara sutra, Agnikarma and Jalaukavacharna.
Born in Jammu on 13-04-1941, he is at present serving as Director, Jammu Institute of Ayurveda and Research, Jammu. He did his graduation from Government Ayurveda College, Jammu University after which he moved on to Benaras Hindu University and joined as Honorary House Surgeon at SS Hospital, BHU Varanasi. Afterwards, he obtained his Masters as well as Doctor of Philosophy Degrees from BHU, Varanasi and served as Clinical Registrar in the Department of Shalya Shalakya, IMS, BHU.
Dr Kulwant has also wrote a book titled “Kshara Sutra Therapy in Fistula-in-Ano & other Ano-Rectal Disorders”, published by the National Academy of Ayurveda, New Delhi.
In recognition of his contributions to the cause of Ayurveda, he has been recently awarded the “Sushruta Award” by the National Sushruta Association, BHU, Varanasi. Apart from this, he has also been conferred with fellowship by National Academy of Ayurveda (Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth), Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi.