Celebration of Second Siddha Day to be celebrated on 26th December 2018 - Brainstorming Meet :
The Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India has accorded approval for observing the birthday of Siddhar Agasthiyar as “Siddha Day" every year. Siddhar Agasthiyar’s birthday falls on Star Ayilyam in the Tamil month Margazhi so the “Second Siddha Day” will be observed on 26 December, 2018.
The first Brainstorming meet for the Celebration of Second Siddha Day was held on 17 August, 2018 at National Institute of Siddha and the meeting was chaired by Shri.P.N.Ranjit Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.
Dr.N.J.Muthukumar, Director General, Central Council for Research in Siddha welcomed Shri.P.N.Ranjit Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, and other dignitaries. Shri.P.N.Ranjit Kumar briefed about the objectives of Celebration of Siddha Day by the Ministry of AYUSH.. He informed that the general public are made to focus and realize the benefits and importance of Siddha system of Medicine on that day and spread this message across the Country. On the other hand, the efforts that are needed to take the Siddha system forward by the practitioners and all stake holders concerned.
Dr.N.J.Muthukumar presented the programme details of the Celebration of the Second Siddha Day in a grand manner, wherein useful suggestions were put forth by all the members. The meeting was ended by the vote thanks by Prof.Dr.V.Banumathi, Director, National Institute of Siddha, In this meeting Prof.Dr.K.Kanagavalli, Principal, GSMC, Chennai, Prof.Dr.R.Neelavathy, Principal, GSMC, Palayamkottai, Prof.Dr.K.Manickavasakam, Former Director, NIS and Dr.S.Mathukumar, Principal, Sri Sairam Siddha Medical College, Chennai, Dr.Saravakumaran, Reader, Velumayilu Mayilu Siddha Institute of Siddha. Chennai were attended and presented their inputs for the Grand success of the Siddha day.