NETHA certified-cum-NSTHA prog

NETHA certified-cum-NSTHA prog
Dr Vikato Kinimi joint director of H&FW speaking at the launching programme. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, OCT 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/12/2019 12:17:46 PM IST

North East Traditional Healers Association (NETHA) first (Traditional Certified Healers Programme (TCHP) certified-cum-Nagaland State Traditional Healers Association (NSTHA) launching programme was held Saturday, at NECU city campus, anchor building, Burma Camp Dimapur.

Speaking at the programme as special guest Health and Family Welfare, joint director Dr Vikato Kinimi reiterated about the government of Nagaland trying to set up separate Ayush department in the state. 

He said that once the set up is declared, even traditional healer will fall under Ayush, Kinimi therefore encouraged the association to have better coordination with Ayush to promote traditional healers.

“We all will die one day but what you can do for others when you are alive is important”, he said.

Kinimi also congratulated the association saying it was another footstep going ahead and furthermore wished them the best and to continue utilise the God gifted talent towards the community in particular and society in general. 

Short speech was also delivered by NECU vice chancellor professor D Khathing where he extended his greetings. He briefed about how the university started and how the university have been part of the programme. 

He also spoke about the importance of recognizing their skills and talents carrying it in a traditional way towards community service. 

He said that such service will also be taken up by the generation and will help the society. He, therefore encouraged the association to utilize for the betterment of the society.

The programme also announced the newly elected members of NSTHA which will be led by Isato Achumi as president, Hukuto Sema as vice president, Chuba Imkong Chang as general secretary along with eleven other members.  

Felicitation was carried out by NETHA president Dr Hesheto Y Chishi where he maintained that the first certification programme started from Tripura comprising of eight healers last year followed by Assam comprising of 15 members and third in Nagaland comprising of 14 members, totalling to 37 traditional certified healers from the North Eastern state. 

He said that the main purpose of forming NETHA was to extend support to activities of PrCB under NECU. The main concern is to revitalize the traditional health knowledge, preserve flora and fauna and environment safety, rendered community service which medical service alone cannot suffice the need of a large country and for the concern for livelihood of the traditional healers.   

The programme was chaired by VP Spasterlin Nongremi, invocation was offered by Pesha Khiamngan, welcome address was delivered by NETHA general secretary Pratap Bordoloi, special number was presented by NECU student I/c Sermon Ingti. 

Highlights of the programme included awarding of certificate and memento by the special guest. Benediction prayer was offered by Asang Tim.


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