GUWAHATI, Jan 10 - The All Assam Lawyers� Association has appealed to the State Government to take immediate steps for preservation of Dr Gunaram Khanikar�s research work so that it can help people in the future. It also asked the government to preserve the herbal garden opened by Dr Khanikar.
�Dr Khanikar had extended valuable service to the people for more than four decades, through his vast herbal medicinal knowledge. His untimely demise has left a void in the field of traditional herbal medicines,� said the lawyers� body.
On the other hand, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) said that the people of Assam would always remain indebted to Dr Khanikar for his immense contributions. �He gave wider recognition to the traditional herbal medicines of Assam and his life was dedicated to curing people and promoting herbal medicines,� it said in a statement.
It also urged the State government to promote research and developmental work in the field of traditional herbal medicines in the State.