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, President of the California College of Ayurveda, was awarded the All India Hakim Ajmal Khan award for “Best Ayurvedic Physician” by the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare (Govern-ment of India) at an award ceremony Wednesday.

, Secretary General of the Hakim Ajmal Khan Society, an organization devoted to the development of Ayurveda, Unani and other traditional healing systems of Medicine from India, presented the award in person to Dr. Halpern at a ceremony held at the California College of Ayurveda.

“All indigenous medicines come from the one heart of Mother Earth,” Halpern said in accepting the award. “From there, it flows through many arteries and surfaces in different locations, through different cultures.



“I am very pleased to be helping Ayurveda flourish in within the Western culture. Ayurveda, Unani, Native American and other indigenous systems of medicine hold traditional, sacred knowledge that is as important in today’s world as in any time in history.”

Ayurveda is the traditional healing system of India and is more than 5,000 years old. It is based on the idea that health is the end result of a healthy lifestyle, in harmony with nature.




The California College of Ayurveda was founded in 1995 by Halpern.

For more information about Ayurveda, Halpern or the California College of Ayurveda, call 274-9100 or click onto http://www.ayurvedacollege.com.

of Grass Valley was placed on the Provost’s List at Chap-man University in Orange County for the Fall 2005 semester. Stu- dents must have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher in at least 12 credits of residence course work taken for a letter grade last semester.

> of Nevada City was named to the Seattle Pacific University 2005 Autumn Quarter Dean’s List. Students must have completed at last 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average.

, under the direction of , have the following events planned in the month of March:

: featuring Concert, Symphonic and Wind Ensemble groups; 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Don Baggett Theater, Nevada Union High School. General Admission: $5. Tickets are available at The Book Seller, the Nevada City Postal Company, and at the door.

Featuring Nevada Union Jazz Bands; 7 p.m., Saturday, March 25 at the Nevada Union High School Multi-purpose Room. Admission: $10, with Students and Seniors tickets for $8. Tickets are available at The Book Seller, the Nevada City Postal Company, and at the door.


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