The Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) today organised a meet for traditional healers of the State at its campus in Upper Shillong.
The programme was organized under the Himalayan Bioresource Mission of Department of Biotechnology in coordination with the Bio Resource Development Centre (BRDC), Shillong and Society for Ethnopharmacology (SFE), India.
IBSD Director, Prof. Pulok Kumar Mukherjee highlighted the research activities initiated for documentation and validation of traditional healthcare knowledge of North Eastern 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 and formulations.
During the programme, BRDC Research Scientist, Dr. Sansuk Lyngdoh Nonglait 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 the region as well as researchers from Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneshwar, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, IBSD, Imphal and 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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