GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - The 40th conference of North East India History Association (NEIHA) will be held at Karmashree Hiteswar Saikia College here on October 24, 25 and 26, according to a press release.
NEIHA, with more than 1500 members, is one of the premier research organisations in the entire North East India functioning effectively for the last 39 years. It was founded at Dibrugarh University in 1979. Since inception it has come a long way and organises annual academic sessions at different universities and colleges in the eight north-eastern states of India.
Karmashree Hiteswar Saikia College was selected as the venue for the 40th NEIHA conference at its last session held at Synod College, Shillong.
An organising committee headed by the host college�s Principal Dr Sikhamoni Konwar has been formed to conduct the conference in smooth manner. The conference will be presided over by Prof N Lokendra Singh of the Department of History, Manipur University, Imphal.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will be the chief guest of the inaugural session on October 24 at 10 am in the college auditorium. Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya will attend the occasion as guest of honour. Dispur LAC MLA Atul Bora, Leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia, additional chief secretaries and the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (M) will be present at the inaugural ceremony.
Three books � Overview North East India, Lohitya and Conflux besides the 40th NEIHA Conference souvenir, will be released at the inaugural session. More than 300 participants from India and abroad will present papers and take part in discussions and deliberations, the press release added.