In recognition of services in the field of ayurveda expansion, research, management and community services, the drugs controller (in-charge) and state licensing authority (SLA) for ASU drugs at the department of ayurveda in Kerala, Dr. N .Vimala Ajith, has been conferred with the prestigious award, ‘The Woman Disciplinarian Award -2016-17’.
The award was jointly instituted by three institutions, The Goan Institute of Communicative English (GICE), the LEAD Group International (GIC) and representatives of the Hamilton Diocese- New Zealand. This year the award has been given for appraising the excellence in ayurveda research and administration, said the organisers.
“We appreciate and honour the ayurveda drugs controller (in-charge) in Kerala for being an example of practicing patriotism and nationalism with ayurveda, as its tool. This award recognizes the recipient for being an example of how to serve the people and nation as a service oriented government official and a most courageous woman, strict and proficient leader in ayurveda by becoming instrumental to initiation of number of ayurveda organizations in the state. As per our survey report, ayurveda department in Kerala which is managed by Dr. N. Vimala is the key example how excellence in administration, education, research, patient care and products can be made a custom in ayurveda”, they observed.
The department of ayurveda in Kerala has been receiving recognitions from various NGOs and social organisations on health for the last several years for good implementation of drug laws in the area of Indian system of medicines (ISM), especially in ayurvedic medicine trade sector and manufacturing industry. Considering the growth of ayurveda in Kerala in the last six years, the government of Kerala has set up a separate department for ayurveda system.
The Award was given to Dr. Vimala at a function organized at Ernakulam as part of the prize distribution of the National Vocab Mastery Competition Prize Distribution ceremony.
Before joining as the deputy drugs controller for ayurveda, Dr. Vimala has been working as the lecturer in the government ayurveda college at Thiruvananthapuram. She was the Guide for 33 theses under ‘Rasasasthra & Bhaishajya Kalpana’. She is a member of the Ayurveda Siddha Unani Drug Consultative Committee, Govt. of India and member of several state committees including State Medicinal Plant Board, Screening Committee for Ayurveda, Board of Studies-Ayurveda, University of Kerala, Ethical Committee–Indian systems of medicine, government of Kerala and executive committee member of the State Ayush Mission.