GUWAHATI, Sept 7 - A two-day UGC-sponsored national seminar, �Cultural Diversity and Social Integrity of North-East India: Its Past, Present and Future�, is being organised by the Karmashree Hiteswar Saikia College in collaboration with the Assam Tourism Development Corporation Ltd on September 9 and 10 in the college premises, according to a press release.
The seminar is intended to showcase the culture of the North-east and to create awareness for preservation of the diverse cultures and to find out ways and means to make cultural diversity a factor of strengthening the social integrity of the region. It will be an academic exercise, a platform for the discerning group of researchers, academicians and social scientists to disseminate their ideas, discover some newer and unexplored perspectives, dimensions in the field of research of culture and society of the North-east, so that the general negative perception about it among a larger segment of people of the country can be disproved and it can be projected in a proper positive light, the release added.
Nearly 200 participants from various parts of Assam and the North-east will present papers at the seminar. A book titled Diversity and Integrity of North-East India will be released at the inaugural function. Also, a collection of lectures given on varied topics by different reputed academicians at the college, will be released along with a departmental journal Otigya by the history department of the college.
The event will be attended by ministers and dignitaries including Dr Hemoprava Saikia, Sarat Barkotoki, Bismita Gogoi, Akon Bora, Debabrata Saikia, Dr BK Gohain, Narayan Konwar, Manik Sharma and Dr Millar Kr Chouley.
The organisers have requested interested persons to attend the seminar.