Shillong, April 10, 2019 (MMP): North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy (NEIAH), an autonomous Institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, Mawdiangdiang, Shillong today celebrated the “World Homoeopathy Day” to mark the 264th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (Founder of Homoeopathy) in the Institute Campus under the theme “Linking Education and Clinical Practice in Homoeopathy”.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. (Dr.) Samir Kumar Bhattacharyya, former Director, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata, graced as the Chief Guest, Dr. (Mrs.) C.A.R. Diengdoh, CDC, NEHU, Shillong was the as Guest of Honour and eminent Homoeopathic Physicians from all over North East India took part in the celebration. In this occasion, distinguished guests from all parts of the State were present along with faculties, staffs and students of NEIAH.
The programme started with a prayer, which was then followed by lighting of lamp. Prof. (Dr.) P.K. Goswami, Director of NEIAH, addressed the gathering with his welcome speech.
In her inaugural speech, Dr. (Mrs.) C.A.R. Diengdoh commented on addressing the Challenges and Future Strategies of AYUSH systems of Medicines. She wished all the success for upliftment and greater prospectus of NEIAH. She stressed on three key areas of focus such as Academics, Research and Outreach Programs.
Prof. (Dr.) Samir Kumar Bhattacharyya, in his speech, spoke on the greatest challenge of Homoeopathic system, where pathways of action of Homoeopathic medicines are not yet established and he demonstrated the same by narrating clinical cases. He added that learning the art of prescribing is the key to success in Homoeopathic practice than waiting for Government to provide opportunities. Dr Samir highlighted about the magnanimous personality of Master Hahnemann and also stressed about integrating Ayurveda and Homoeopathic systems of medicine for a better outcome.
On this Occasion, eight eminent Homoeopathic Physicians from the North East region were felicitated for their Contribution in the field of Homoeopathy. These Physicians being, Dr. D. Khar Raswai, Registrar, State Board of Homoeopathic Medicine, Meghalaya; Dr. Dhiren Ch. Senapati, Ex-Principal Incharge, Dr. J.K. Saikia Homoeopathic Medical College, Jorhat, Assam; Dr. Sailendra Nath Kalita, Principal Incharge, , Dr. J.K. Saikia Homoeopathic Medical College, Jorhat, Assam; Dr. Dhiren Ch. Das, Principal Incharge, Assam Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Assam; Dr. B.V.S. Murty, Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science, Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh; Dr. T. Bendangtula, Assistant Director, Iincharge AYUSH, Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Nagaland; Dr. N. Birkumar Singh, Ex-incharge RRI (CCRH) Manipur; Dr. Mara S. Thansiami, Deputy Director (AYUSH), Mizoram. The felicitation was followed by distribution of prizes for the Essay Writing Competition participated by the students of NEIAH.