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MIU signs MoU with Men-Tsee-Khang to set up international Tibetan Medical Institute

by Rabi Takhellambam
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Imphal, Feb 15

Manipur International University (MIU) has invited Men-Tsee-Khang (Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute) to establish an international medical college and hospital of Tibetan medicines in the state of Manipur.
In this regard a historical MoU was signed between MIU and Men-Tsee-Khang (Sowa-Rigpa), an institute specialized in offering Sowa-Rigpa (Tibetan medicine) which is recognized by Department of AYUSH, Government of India on Wednesday the 12th February 2020 at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.
Appreciating and lauding the endeavors of the Manipur International University and MoU, His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama states, “I am also pleased to learn that the University proposes to have a Center for Tibetan Medicine and Astrology. This alternative medicine system will certainly enable the students and the community alike to appreciate the importance of a holistic approach to treatment”.
n nearly sixty years of Men-Tsee-Khang’s existence in India, collaborations are taking place, not only with groups in India but several abroad. But, the offers from our partners have never been like that of the MIU. Therefore, the signing of MoU is historic, said Tashi Tsering Phuri, Director of Men-Tsee-Khang (Sowa-Rigpa) on the occasion of the signing of the MoU.
“Sowa-Rigpa is one of the oldest medicinal practice of Tibetan passed down from ancestors more than 3000 years ago. The system of medicine is priceless and endangered as of now. There is an urgent need to protect, preserve and propagate Sowa-Rigpa,” said Dr. Harikumar Pallathadka, Chancellor of MIU at the signing of MoU in Dharamshala.
With the signing of the MoU, the Manipur International University will start degree courses on Sowa-Rigpa and associated subjects in Manipur.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has visited Imphal in October 2017 on the invitation of State Government and laid the foundation for future friendship of MIU and Tibetan Government in exile.
Manipur International University (MIU) is an Autonomous State Statutory International University established and recognized by State Government of Manipur. MIU is established by an Act of State called as Manipur International University Act, 2018 and it is recognized and listed by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India.
Men-Tsee-Khang (Sowa-Rigpa) (Men = Medicine, Tsee = Astro-Science, Khang = House or Institute, Sowa = to heal, Rigpa = Knowledge or science) is a charitable, culture and educational institution, registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. It is the oldest, largest and most reputable Sowa-Rigpa Institute in India for learning, treatment and pharmacology.

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