GUWAHATI, Jan 30 � The two-day NE Cultural Meet organised by the All Assam Indigenous People�s Coordination Committee in association with the Mottock Cultural Centre at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra here, ended on January 28. Altogether 20 cultural troupes of the NE region, including those of the Bodo, Rabha, Mottock, Mising, Karbi, Tiwa, Deuri and other ethnic groups of Assam took part in the meet.
The meet also formed a cultural organisation under the name and style of North East Indigenous People�s Forum.
According to a press release here, noted academician and linguist Prof Promode Chandra Bhattacharyya inaugurated the seminar on the past, present and future of the NE indigenous people on the occasion. In the seminar writer Sushil Gogoi, educationist Jnanewar Chetia, researcher Dr Shikhamoni Konwar, and Kamala Rajkonwar of the Ahom Royal Society presented their papers.
President of the Mottock Yuva-Chattra Sanmiloni Nikheswar Saikia and general secretary of the All Assam Moran Students� Union Jyotimoni Barua also took part in the seminar, which was compered by president of the Mottock Cultural Centre Chinanta Phukan. Earlier, Aparijita � the novel written by actress Pakhila Kalita was released by Sushil Gogoi.
On January 28, another seminar was held on the ethnic communities of the NE region and the issues connected with their unity. About 200 cultural delegates from all over the region took part in the function.
Cultural programmes were also held on the occasion on the evening of January 27 and 28, said the press release.