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International meet on Act East Policy held

By STAFF CORRESPONDENT

JORHAT, Feb 7 - A two-day international conference on �India�s Act East Policy: Problems and Prospects in Socio-Cultural and Economic Development of North East India� was organised by Jorhat Kendriya Mahavidyalaya here in collaboration with the Faculty of Archaeology of Silpakorn University of Bangkok at the Mahavidyalaya premises recently.

The conference was inaugurated by Dr Alak Chandra Buragohain, former Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University. The keynote address was delivered by Dr Dambarudhar Nath, a former professor of Dibrugarh University and former Srimanta Sankardeva Chair Professor of Tezpur University.

In his inaugural address, Dr Buragohain highlighted the link between the South Asian nations and North East India on the socio-economic front. Dr Nath, in his address, dwelt upon the historical background, besides aims and objectives of the Act East Policy of the Central Government. Speaking at the inaugural session, Dr Damrongphon Inchan, head of the Anthropology Department of Silpakorn University of Bangkok, threw light on the affinities shared by Assam and North East India with Thailand in the spheres of language, literature, culture and archaeology.

During the seven sessions of the conference, over 50 research papers were presented. A compilation of research papers titled �Environmental Degradation and its Effects in India with Special Reference to North-Eastern Region� edited by Dr Ananta Tamuly, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, and Karabi Baruah, assistant professor in the Department of History, both from Kendriya Mahavidyalaya, was released during the concluding session of the conference.

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International meet on Act East Policy held

JORHAT, Feb 7 - A two-day international conference on �India�s Act East Policy: Problems and Prospects in Socio-Cultural and Economic Development of North East India� was organised by Jorhat Kendriya Mahavidyalaya here in collaboration with the Faculty of Archaeology of Silpakorn University of Bangkok at the Mahavidyalaya premises recently.

The conference was inaugurated by Dr Alak Chandra Buragohain, former Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University. The keynote address was delivered by Dr Dambarudhar Nath, a former professor of Dibrugarh University and former Srimanta Sankardeva Chair Professor of Tezpur University.

In his inaugural address, Dr Buragohain highlighted the link between the South Asian nations and North East India on the socio-economic front. Dr Nath, in his address, dwelt upon the historical background, besides aims and objectives of the Act East Policy of the Central Government. Speaking at the inaugural session, Dr Damrongphon Inchan, head of the Anthropology Department of Silpakorn University of Bangkok, threw light on the affinities shared by Assam and North East India with Thailand in the spheres of language, literature, culture and archaeology.

During the seven sessions of the conference, over 50 research papers were presented. A compilation of research papers titled �Environmental Degradation and its Effects in India with Special Reference to North-Eastern Region� edited by Dr Ananta Tamuly, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, and Karabi Baruah, assistant professor in the Department of History, both from Kendriya Mahavidyalaya, was released during the concluding session of the conference.