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5-day exhibition on human knowledge under way at GU

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GUWAHATI, March 27 - A five-day exhibition on �Time Past and Time Present: Treasures of Human Knowledge in Asiatic Society� is under way at the AT Hall of Gauhati University since March 25.

Hosted by the Department of History, Gauhati University, in collaboration with the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, the exhibition is drawing visitors in large numbers from different organisations and various walks of life, stated a press release received today.

The exhibition was inaugurated on March 25 by Prof MK Chaudhury, education advisor to the Chief Minister and former VC of Tezpur University.

Prof JB Bhattacharjee, former VC of Assam University, was the guest speaker and Dr S Chakrabarti, general secretary of the Asiatic Society was the guest of honour.

Prof L Choudhury, VC in-charge, GU, presided over the session. The welcome address was delivered by Prof Rajib Handique, Head of the Department of History, GU.

Two books � Emerging Areas in North East India Studies, edited by Prof JB Bhattacharjee, and a compilation of the KK Handique Memorial Lectures organised by the Asiatic Society � were released during the inaugural session.

Keeping in tune with the exhibition, a quiz competition on heritage and history of India was also held yesterday at the PD Hall of the University, where 26 teams took part. Students, research scholars and the University community at large enthusiastically participated in the quiz.

The valedictory session is scheduled to be held from 4 pm on March 29, where Dr Topi Basar of National Law University, Assam, will be the guest speaker. Dr Basar will speak on �Future of traditional knowledge, community intellectual property rights and law�.

GU VC Dr Mridul Hazarika will preside over the function. Jishnu Barua, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Assam, shall be the chief guest, and Prof Tapati Mukherjee, library secretary of the Asiatic Society and former VC of SKB University, will be present as the guest of honour, the release added.

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5-day exhibition on human knowledge under way at GU

GUWAHATI, March 27 - A five-day exhibition on �Time Past and Time Present: Treasures of Human Knowledge in Asiatic Society� is under way at the AT Hall of Gauhati University since March 25.

Hosted by the Department of History, Gauhati University, in collaboration with the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, the exhibition is drawing visitors in large numbers from different organisations and various walks of life, stated a press release received today.

The exhibition was inaugurated on March 25 by Prof MK Chaudhury, education advisor to the Chief Minister and former VC of Tezpur University.

Prof JB Bhattacharjee, former VC of Assam University, was the guest speaker and Dr S Chakrabarti, general secretary of the Asiatic Society was the guest of honour.

Prof L Choudhury, VC in-charge, GU, presided over the session. The welcome address was delivered by Prof Rajib Handique, Head of the Department of History, GU.

Two books � Emerging Areas in North East India Studies, edited by Prof JB Bhattacharjee, and a compilation of the KK Handique Memorial Lectures organised by the Asiatic Society � were released during the inaugural session.

Keeping in tune with the exhibition, a quiz competition on heritage and history of India was also held yesterday at the PD Hall of the University, where 26 teams took part. Students, research scholars and the University community at large enthusiastically participated in the quiz.

The valedictory session is scheduled to be held from 4 pm on March 29, where Dr Topi Basar of National Law University, Assam, will be the guest speaker. Dr Basar will speak on �Future of traditional knowledge, community intellectual property rights and law�.

GU VC Dr Mridul Hazarika will preside over the function. Jishnu Barua, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Assam, shall be the chief guest, and Prof Tapati Mukherjee, library secretary of the Asiatic Society and former VC of SKB University, will be present as the guest of honour, the release added.