JALUKBARI, April 22 - The rich ethnic diversity of the North East has given rise to expressions of politics of identity, with the emergence of intense nationality and territorial conflicts in its different parts.
This was stated by Dr Sudeepta Adhikari, former professor of Geography and former Vice Chancellor of Patna University, while delivering the 4th Professor M Taher Memorial Lecture on the topic �Ethnicity and Politics of Identity in North East India�.
The 4th Professor M Taher Memorial Lecture, commemorating the 88th birth anniversary of late Dr Mohammed Taher, retired professor and head of the Department of Geography at Gauhati University, was held at the AT Conference Hall of the university GU on Sunday.
GU Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika inaugurated the programme, while former Vice Chancellor Dr NK Choudhury attended the event as the chief guest.
The programme organised by the Prof M Taher Memorial Committee, Department of Geography, was attended by many people, including geography experts, members of the Gauhati University family, and family members of the late Prof Taher.
The Prof M Taher Memorial Innovate (Motivate) Fellowship was also announced during the meet and was presented to Chintu Moni Bora, a second semester student, and Sourav Saha, a PhD scholar, in the Department of Geography for the year 2018-19. The fellowship carries a cash award of Rs 25,000 per year for two years for the postgraduate student and for three years for the PhD scholar.
A chorus �Ami abhijatri�, composed by Prof M Taher, was presented by students of the Department of Geography.
Earlier, Prof Bimal K Kar welcomed the people to the programme which was anchored by Prof Madhushree Das. The meet was presided over by Prof Abani K Bhagabati, and was also attended by Prof AC Bhagabati, former VC of Rajiv Gandhi University.