Medical college alumni visit RIWATCH

ROING, Dec 28: With the aim of understanding the cultures and traditions of Arunachal and explore the public health issues of the local communities here in Lower Dibang Valley district, a 17-member team of doctors of 1986 batch from the Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur (Rajasthan), visited the Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions Cultures and Heritage (RIWATCH) here from 26 to 28 December.
They visited the RIWATCH’s ethnographic museum, and local traditional houses, and interacted with SP Sanjay Sain.
“Doctors and police are the only two professions whom the people regard as god in times of critical crisis. We need to keep this faith intact while we are in this noble profession,” Sain said.
RIWATCH executive director Vijay Swami explained how the rich values and traditions of the ethnic people helped to conserve the biodiversity. “The world needs to learn from them if our lives have to be made sustainable,” he said.
Before leaving, the team made a commitment to assist in outreach programmes in the interior areas of Arunachal.
The team, which comprised surgeons, gynaecologists, dentists, etc, including some award-winning professionals from government hospitals, had paid the visit at the invitation RIWATCH executive member Dr Ista Pulu, who belonged to the same batch.