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China honours Shahnaz Husain

world Updated: Mar 28, 2012 19:13 IST
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Noted Indian herbal cosmetologist, Shahnaz Husain was presented China's prestigious award for Ayurvedic Innovation by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicines and Health Products (CCCMHPIE) at Shanghai.

This is the first time the famous Indian Ayurveda beauty exponent has been accorded a recognition in China, setting the stage for her beauty products to make a big splash in the lucrative Chinese cosmetic market.

The award was presented to her on the sidelines of the two day HEALTHPLEX EXPO being organised by the CCCMHPIE at Shanghai which ended on Saturday.

The award is a recognition by a China, which has a strong ancient herbal medicine history to the strides we made in Ayurveda applications, Hussain told PTI here.

"We are two of the world's most ancient civlisations with extensive history of indigenous medicine. I am very proud to receive the award," she said. She also announced the formation of the Indo-Chinese traditional medicine congress which will meet once a year in China and India.

The Chinese chapter will be inaugurated by the Chairman, CCMHPIE, Cui Bin on the 7th of December in India, while she would head the Indian chapter, Hussain said.

She hoped that the award which is an official recognition of her work as well as products would enable them to gain access to vast Chinese markets.

"I have been asked to initiate the process to formally export our products to China," she said.