“International Symposium on Global Trends in health, technology and management (GTHTM-2024), 15th to 17th March,2024, Dehradun”

Culture and its influence on the life and well-being of individuals does not require any debate. In the era of globalization, the importance of culture and its diversity in the workplace, academic institutions, community and residential places remains both an opportunity and a challenge to overcome.

Cultural practices to improve health have existed for centuries in the form of healthy daily routines. However, with the advent of modernization, the essence of cultural value seems to disappear. On one hand, we are progressing towards developing artificial intelligence technology to find solutions for emerging challenges such as climate change, sustainability and new pathogens but unfortunately, we do not reflect upon our ancient cultural practices which might hold solutions too.

Our cultural diversity not only at the national level but at the global level needs in-depth exploration to identify the treasures of our ancestorial advancement.

One of the objectives of the forum is to promote cultural practices from different parts of the world which can help us to either find solutions or might be solutions to afore mentioned challenges. A few examples will include the promotion of traditional and cultural medical practices such as ayurvedic, homoeopathy, yoga, and Chinese traditional medicine to find cures for chronic diseases. Similarly, another aspect of cultural diversity is learning from different cultures the best practices in the form of daily lifestyle, food habits and housing. How did our ancestors in different cultures adopt sustainable practices to survive on planet Earth without damaging the environment?  In today’s era, it is essential to encompass our hard-earned knowledge embedded in culture to confront new challenges.