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NE natural history meet held

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, Feb 2 - North East Watch, an NGO, in collaboration with the State Transformation and Development Department, organised the �North East Natural History Conclave� at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara here recently.

Former president of Editors� Guild of India DN Bezbaruah, who inaugurated the conclave, stressed that it is high time to think things in North East India in a much bigger way like the manner in which the north east natural history initiative has been envisioned. The natural history of North East India will need much more attention in the years to come for sustainable development. Considering the opinions and suggestions of the participants, a Natural History Museum and Institute can be visualised and established, he added.

The conclave was attended by over 150 participants comprising natural scientists, concerned citizens and faculty members and students of several colleges, universities and other institutions of the region. The concept note of the �North East Natural History Institute and Eco-museum Heritage� was presented by Dr Manjil Hazarika on behalf of North East Watch.

Dr B Venugopal, former director, National Museum of Natural History, Delhi; Prof Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri, Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal; Dr RK Ranjan Singh, environmentalist from Manipur and Madan Prasad Bezbaruah, former secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India shared their views on the establishment of a natural history institute and museum in the region.

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NE natural history meet held

GUWAHATI, Feb 2 - North East Watch, an NGO, in collaboration with the State Transformation and Development Department, organised the �North East Natural History Conclave� at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara here recently.

Former president of Editors� Guild of India DN Bezbaruah, who inaugurated the conclave, stressed that it is high time to think things in North East India in a much bigger way like the manner in which the north east natural history initiative has been envisioned. The natural history of North East India will need much more attention in the years to come for sustainable development. Considering the opinions and suggestions of the participants, a Natural History Museum and Institute can be visualised and established, he added.

The conclave was attended by over 150 participants comprising natural scientists, concerned citizens and faculty members and students of several colleges, universities and other institutions of the region. The concept note of the �North East Natural History Institute and Eco-museum Heritage� was presented by Dr Manjil Hazarika on behalf of North East Watch.

Dr B Venugopal, former director, National Museum of Natural History, Delhi; Prof Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri, Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal; Dr RK Ranjan Singh, environmentalist from Manipur and Madan Prasad Bezbaruah, former secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India shared their views on the establishment of a natural history institute and museum in the region.