IMPHAL, Sept 9 - Manipur Education, Labour & Employment Minister Thokchom Radheshyam has said that understanding the socio-cultural and religious practices of the indigenous community can bring integrity in the State and country as a whole.
The Minister was speaking at the inaugural function of the two-day national seminar on �Culturo-religious transition among native communities of North East� at DM College of Science, Dhanamanjuri University, here. The seminar was jointly organised by India Foundation, New Delhi, Department of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus, Manipur and Centre for Manipur Studies, Manipur University.
Th Radheshyam said that the seminar will help in analysing the transitions taking place in the State and North East as a whole.
Director, India Foundation, Lalitha Kumaramangalam said that the present Government is very keen to integrate the North East with the rest of the country. She emphasised that to integrate NE with rest of India it is important to understand the social, cultural and religious traditions of the native communities.