From our Correspondent
TINSUKIA, Aug 31: “Traditiol Knowledge or Indigenous Knowledge (TK/IK) system which was the livelihood of our ethnic communities for centuries, is gradually losing its significance under the impact of modernization. After it has been realized that traditiol resources are under threat from both exterl and interl factors, different global forums started evolving mechanisms to protect, safeguard and propagate values of TK,” observed Prof Alak Kumar Buragohain, Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, while iugurating the two-day UGC sponsored tiol workshop on the topic ‘Traditiol Knowledge-its values and Conservation’ at Tinsukia College, which concluded on Wednesday.
Organized by the Department of Zoology in collaboration with Citrus Research Station, Tinsukia and EdEn-an environmental NGO, the workshop was attended by 57 participants from colleges, universities, research institutions and traditiol practitioners from Northeast India.
Addressing the gathering as keynote speaker, Prof Debjani Roy, advisor, Quality Council of India, New Delhi and former Director TR Centre, IGNOU, dwelt at length on the present initiatives of QCI towards Voluntary Certification Scheme (VCS) for Traditiol Community Health Practitioners (VCSTCHP). In her address, Prof Roy, while detailing the concept said that the VCS would assist traditiol health practitioners living in rural and indigenous communities to get themselves assessed against a Minimum Competency Standard framework which has the flexibility to accommodate diversity of knowledge and skills of the TCHPs across the country in various streams of traditiol healthcare practices.