GUWAHATI, Oct 3 - Towards embarking on a journey of common hope through dialogues, members of Naga and Assamese civil societies have decided to gather for a first-ever open discussion titled �Naga-Assamese Round Table Talk� here on October 9.
The Naga delegation, to be led by noted peace crusader Niketu Iralu, comprises apex tribal council Naga Hoho�s president Chuba Ozukum, Naga Mothers� Association�s adviser Prof Rosemary Dzuvichu and Naga Students� Federation (NSF) president Subenthang Kikon, among others.
Noted academic Prof Udayan Misra will lead the Assam delegation comprising Asom Sahitya Sabha president Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora, AASU chief adviser Dr Samujjwal Bhattacharya, Purbanchaliya Tai Sahitya Sabha president Dr Dayananda Borgohain and former Upper Assam Commissioner Sayad Iftikhar Hussein among others.
Aimed at building friendship and fraternity between the two neighbouring communities, the event is being organized by the Nanda Talukdar Foundation (NTF) at the Indian Institute of Bank Management (IIBM), Khanapara.
Senior journalists Samudragupta Kashyap, Mrinal Talukdar and Atanu Phukan are the convenors of the initiative, a press release said.
NTF president and editor of Asomiya Pratidin Nitya Bora will preside over the round-table talk, while NEC member Chandrakanta Das will be an independent observer of the deliberations.