Two Day National Conference And Workshop Held At AKTC
Inaugural function of a two-day national conference on ‘Determination of Temperament (Mizaj)’ organised by the Department of Tashreeh-wa-Munafeul Aza, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and a ‘Pre-Conference Workshop on Basal Metabolic Rate and its Measurement’ took place at the auditorium of Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College (AKTC).
The Department of Tashreeh-wa-Munafeul Aza organised the programmes.
Presiding over the function, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said that conferences and workshops should be interdisciplinary and it is wonderful to attend regular academic programmes at the Tibbiya College.
“I attended a Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) workshop at the Department of Geography which attracted students and research scholars from various disciplines,” said the Vice Chancellor adding that we should include more multidisciplinary conferences in our academic programmes as it is important to connect with other disciplines and adapt to latest advancements.
“Even in medical science, investigations have been developed and invented by scientists and scholars of various basic sciences such as physics, chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology among other fields,” further said that Prof Mansoor pointing out that since people all over the world are looking forward to benefits of traditional medicine and naturopathy, Unani Medicine has a lot of scope and more research is needed.
Guest-of-honour, Prof Mohammad Fahim (Adjunct Professor, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research) said that physiology is the scientific study of normal mechanisms, and their interactions focussing on how organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and biomolecules carry out the chemical or physical functions. “This system of study is there in modern and all traditional medicines, there is only a difference of language in various medicine fields,” said Prof Fahim.
He added that the practitioners of all medical fields should be compelled to think about advancements and always try to learn new things.
Prof S Shakil Jamil (Former Director, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine—CCRUM and former Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi) who also attended the function as the guest-of-honour said that Kulliyat in Unani medicine and clinical research cannot be separated. Students, scholars and teachers should work hard to gain more information and awareness about recent advancements and developments in diagnosis, therapy and cure of different types of aliments.
Professor Abdul Mannan (Acting Dean, Faculty of Unani Medicine) said that the health of human body is maintained by harmonious arrangement Arkan (elements), Mizaj (temperament), Akhlat (bodily humours), Aaza (organs and systems), Arwah (vital spirit), Quwa (faculties or powers) and Afaal (functions). “Each individual’s body has a self-regulating capacity or power, called Tabiyat to keep the seven components in equilibrium,” said Prof Mannan.
“Possessed in different proportion, Mizaj is balanced by entities in the cosmos, including all plants, minerals, and animals. The equilibrium of the individual’s elemental combination and resulting Mizaj, as determined by Tabiyat, provides a stable health,” he added.
Dr Saud Ali Khan (Principal, AKTC) stressed on the need of connecting the research done in Unani medicine to the world. “We should inseminate our researches done in recent times with other systems of medicine so that people all over the world can connect with the Unani system,” added Dr Khan.
Prof Iqtidarul Hasan Zaidi (Chairperson, Department of Tashreeh-wa-Munafeul Aza and Organising Chairman of the programme) said that Department of Tashreeh-wa-Munafeul Aza is continuously striving for improvements in standards of teaching and training. “The Department has adopted up to date teaching methodologies and student oriented cum need based curricula, while evolving holistic and comprehensive evaluation methods,” said Prof Zaidi.
Dr Farooq Ahmad Dar (Organising Secretary) conducted the inaugural function and proposed the vote of thanks. Prof S Masood Ahmad (Former Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, AMU), Prof Usha Singhal (Former Dean, Faculty of Medicine, AMU) and Prof M Zulkifle (Head, Department of Kulliyat, NIUM, Bangaluru) will be present in the Valedictory programme.
On the occasion, Usul-e-Sehat, authored by Prof Abdul Mannan and Dr Obaidullah and Molejat-e-Amraz-e-Kalb-wa-Dauran-e-Khoon by Prof Abdul Mannan were released by the Vice Chancellor and the guests. They also released a souvenir of the programme.