Aizawl, Jun 6: Mizoram Governor M M Lakhera has urged people to lend efforts towards preservation of herbal reserves.
Inaugurating a therapeutic garden 'Enabling Greens', the first of its kind in the North East here yesterday, Mr Lakhera expressed concern over the continuous degradation of medicinal plants.
Speaking at the function chaired by RIPANS director Dr Lalthnapuii, the governor said people preferred modern-day medicines to medicinal herbs. Despite that the latter groups are found abundantly in the country, including Mizoram.
Mr Lakhera said the garden had various therapeutic elements like energy zone, aquatic body, charkha, potter's wheel and medical corridors.
New Delhi-based JPSMS project coordinator Dr Kamal Saxena gave technical reports in the inauguration function held here at the RIPANS campus that was attended by officials concerned and students and staff of the Regional Institute of Paramedics and Nursing Sciences.