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IBSD organized Traditional Healers Meet at Research Node, Upper Shillong

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Shillong, Apr 19:

The Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) organized Traditional Healers Meet at its campus at Upper Shillong. This programme was organized under Himalayan Bioresource Mission of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India in coordination BioResource Development Centre (BRDC), Shillong and Society for Ethnopharmacology (SFE), India. During the programme, Prof. Pulok Kumar Mukherjee, Director, IBSD highlighted the research activities initiated for documentation & validation of traditional healthcare knowledge of the Northeastern Region. He emphasized to work on the translational aspects of selected formulations from traditional healers for the development of bioresources and to boost the economy of the region. During the programme, many traditional healers from East Khasi Hill, West Khasi Hill, Garo and Jantia Hill shared their ideas, experiences and showcased their products/ formulations.
During the programme, Dr. Sansuk Lyngdoh Nonglait, Research Scientist, BRDC, Shillong highlighted various activities for documentation of traditional healthcare practices of traditional healers under this programme. Scientists from IBSD, Dr. J. K. Shukla, Dr Pardeep K Bhardwaj, Dr. Sunil Thorat, Dr. Evanylla Kharlyngdoh and other researchers shared their ideas. The programme was attended by representatives from Society for Ethnopharmacology, Kolkata who highlighted various outreach activities of the society for the promotion of traditional healers of NER; many researchers from Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneshwar, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, IBSD, Imphal, BRDC, Shillong. Traditional Healers were made acquainted with the research facilities of the institute and way forward for the documentation, evaluation and validation of indigenous healthcare knowledge.

 

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