The government siddha doctors of Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts jointly organized a seminar at Dharmapuri on 14th Apl,2011 to commemorate the World Siddha Day. Dr P Arunadevi, Dharmapuri District Siddha Medical Officer presided over and the Tamil scholar Dr R Elam Kumaranar delivered the keynote address. Ms K Malarvizhi from Anna University, Trichy spoke on ‘Technological Platform for the Development of Siddha”, and Dr K Kootharasan, special grade Medical officer, Siddha delivered a lecture on “Phyto-chemical Constituents.” Dr T Thirunarayanan, Secretary of CTMR was honoured on the occasion and conferred the title ‘Manithaneya Maruthuvar’ meaning physician with humanitarian outlook. Dr.T.Thirunarayanan thanked the Siddha Doctors Association, and said “we need to take up more technology, more research to take the medicines to the masses, especially the poor and the under privileged at an affordable cost.
Mr.Malaravan of the Tamil cultural and medical tradition association handed over a medicinal palm manuscript to Dr.T.Thirunarayanan as CTMR is engaged in preserving and digitizing the ancient manuscripts.