DIBRUGARH, Oct 25 - The 2nd Dr Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya Memorial Lecture on Language, Culture Communication and Identity was held at the Indira Miri Conference Hall, at the Dibrugarh University campus here today. Organised by Dr Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya Memorial Trust in association with Centre of Studies in Mass Communication and Journalism, the lecture was chaired by Patricia Mukhim, Editor, Shillong Times. She spoke on the linguistic importance as a fundamental to our cultural identity. She lamented how the originality of linguistic cultures has been suppressed. While language is a robust marker of social and cultural identity, she urged for the preservation of one�s own mother tongue and at the same time explore as many languages as possible to understand varied cultures, traditions and ethnicity in the country.
Professor Nagen Saikia inaugurated the function by lighting the ceremonial lamp. Dipankar Bhattacharya, Secretary, BKD Trust, welcomed the guests. Oil India Limited resident chief executive at Duliajan, Jayanta Kumar Borgohain, was present as the guest of honour.