Valedictory function of eight daylong training programme on “Documentation and Assessment of Local Health Tradition of Sikkim” was held on December 21, 2011, at Regional Research Institute, Tadong.
Eight daylong training programme was organized by the Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, Tadong, Sikkim in collaboration with Centre for Local Health Traditions, Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions, Bangalore.
During the training, a number of 17 field investigator including 12 folk tradition healers from four districts of Sikkim had participated whereas 10 resource persons were from in and around the state including Bangalore, Pasighat.
While addressing the valedictory gathering, eminent Scientist (Botanical Survey of India) Dr. BS Kholia who was the chief guest for the day said that they have been documenting science which is simply a nature around us. ‘I do feel happy to work with Sikkim in this sector which has catalyzed my ability in a very well manner’ said Kholia. “I will definitely visit Sikkim in near future” said Kholia.
Adding further, Kholia encouraged the organizer to come up with such programmes even at the block level which will enhance a skill further.
There is no doubt that the Ayurveda and Yoga has been doing their best to cure the diseases in the country, said Kholia and appealed all the respective to continue their documentation on the medicinal plant.
The function also had a sharing experience by healer Lilaram Dhakal and Narbahadur Subba.
During the valedictory function, the chief guest also distributed the certificates to the respective field investigators and folk tradition.
The function was also delivered by the Medical Officer, North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, Dr. Messing Pertin, Research Officer Incharge, MD Ayurveda (gold medalist), Dr. Asok Kumar Panda.