Seminar on medicinal plants

Pasighat, Oct 31: A one-day seminar cum poster presentation on medicinal plants of Arunachal Pradesh was organized by Institutional Biotech Hub, in association with the Department of Botany, Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat on Tuesday.
Resource Person, Dr T S Mehra, Associate Professor, CHF-CAU, Pasighat, presented a paper on cultivation of medicinal plants in Arunachal Pradesh.
Another resource person, Y Jamoh Lego, the leading folk-herbalist of the state and a national awardee in her field, also presented a stimulating paper on local herbal medicines.
During technical session, six research papers were presented by the students, while in the poster gallery, students presented 25 posters on detailed scientific research on medicinal plants.
The programme provided the students of Botany to get first-hand information on local medicinal plants outside their usual classroom learning from expert resource persons.
The programme was attended by Principal of the college, Dr Milorai Modi and Vice Principal Dr S D Choudhury.