Kerala: Mohammed Haji Al Khoury, Director General of Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation, has attended the opening of the Faculty of Greek Alternative Medicine in the Knowledge City of the University of the Islamic Sunni Cultural Centre in Calicut, India.
The faculty, the first of its kind in the Indian state of Kerala, offers the latest learning methods in the traditional Arabian and Greek herbal medicine. It plans to conduct in-depth, mold-breaking studies and researchers in order to introduce drastic shifts in the alternative medicine.
Sheikh Abu Bakr Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of the University, Shri. V. S. Sivakumar, Kerala’s Minister for Health and Family Welfare, and a number of ambassadors and senior Saudi and Kuwaiti officials attended the ceremony.
Construction works in the Knowledge City commenced in 2012 and all projects will be completed by 2020. It will house faculties of engineering, business administration, and IT, as well as technical training centre for female undergraduate students, world class school for persons with special needs and 500-bed hospital.
In his welcome remarks, Sheikh Ahmed expressed his appreciation and thanks to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Khalifa Foundation, and praised the UAE’s humanitarian role across the world.
On his part, the Kerala health minister said the pioneering project would serve the people of Kerala and would provide a qualitative addition to education in India.