Saurashtra University becomes first varsity to establish Prof Park Chair

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Mar 2017 10:15:42

By Rajendra Diwe

Saurashtra University Rajkot in Gujarat has become the first university to establish Prof Park Chair and the Prof Park Gallery at the Saurashtra University campus at Rajkot in 2012. The university has recognised that Sujok therapy as a natural method of healing.

Prof Park Jae Woo, the founder of Sujok Therapy had dreamed of creating a pain-free society and a ‘smile civilisation’. Saurashtra University had honoured his vision and started Sujok Chair on second death anniversary of Prof Park Jae Woo, said Dr Pratapsinh Chauhan, Vice-Chancellor of Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat.

Saurashtra University is one of the biggest universities in India. Established on May 23, 1967 in Rajkot, the University has more than three lakh students, 350 affiliated colleges and 32 post graduate departments spread in nine disricts like Amreli, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surendranagar, Morbi, Gir Somnath and Dwarka.

The UGC: Human Resource Development Centre (Academic Staff College) of the Saurashtra University, Rajkot has now completed more than two decade’s successful mission. The centre has first recognised the importance of Sujok as alternative medicine therapy and suggested to start seperate Sujok Chair in the university, he added.

Dr Chauhan stated, International Sujok Association (ISA) has approached to the University with the mission to conduct research in Sujok. ISA is committed to fulfill the dream of Prof Park to create healthy society. Dr Park has realised that disease of any person could not be limited to his own misfortune. The disease has been directly linked to the loss to his family, his group or company and the community and the country. Therefore, it would be one of the great concerns of all races and countries worldwide to select and disseminate the way to effectively cure such diseases.

Wrong medical policy not only brings about budget waste of the country but also makes its people suffer from a lot of inconvenience. Such social loss and aftermath may result badly in the national policy of constructing a welfare society. After analysing the dimensions of Sujok based on basic fundamentals of health sciences and medicines, the university has supported the noble cause. Now, the university has started certificate and diploma courses in Sujok. The university has also a plan to start permanent sujok centre in Saurashtra to treat patients free of cost in Rajkot district, he said.

There are more than 1.5 lakh Sujok practitioners across the country. Saurashtra University has given a platform to these practitioners to conduct research. On March 18 and 19, Saurashtra University is hosting an international Sujok conference in Rajkot. Delegates from more than 50 countries from across the world will attend the conference, Dr Chauhan said.