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Workshop on traditional healing practices at Mkg
Correspondent, MOKOKCHUNG, Nov 11:
Published on 12 Nov. 2008 12:30 AM IST
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A workshop on traditional healing practices in Nagaland State organized by the Department of Botany, Nagaland University would be conducted on November 12 at Longkumer Kilem. The workshop is being sponsored by north eastern institute of folk medicine, department of AYUSH, ministry of health and family welfare government of India, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh. Addressing a press conference Tuesday at Tourist Lodge, resource persons said the main purpose of the workshop was to identify the genuine local healers and help them in forming an association. Besides these, the workshop aim to make the people aware about the rich bio-diversity of the region and to help stop the region from bio-piracy. The workshop will be graced by Dr. Bal Gopal Unni, Deputy Director NEIST, Jorhat and Area Coordinator Biological Sciences as the chief guest. The following resource persons will deliver on the topics, Prof. N. S Jamir (Dept. of Botany, NU): Traditional Knowledge of Ethno-Bio-Medicine in the state of Nagaland, Prof. S. K. Borthakur (Dept. of Botany, G.U), by Dr. Sharma Shankar (In charge NEIFM, Pasighat AP) and Dr. K.K. Brahma, RRI (Ayurveda) Itanagar. The program will also include exhibition of medicinal plants and local formulations used by the traditional healers for curing various ailments. Association of Traditional Healers of Nagaland will also be announced during the programme

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