GUWAHATI, Aug 31 - With an aim to establish a relation between northeast region of Indian and Southeast Asia, a group associated with the Purbanchal Tai Sahitya Sabha is on an eight-day tour to Thailand to participate in activities like an international conference, interactions with students and scholars of History etc., stated a press release.
A group comprising former secretary of Purbanchal Tai Sahitya Sabha and chairman of Centre for Tai, Tribal and NE India Studies, Dr Pushpa Gogoi, present president of Tai Sahitya Sabha, Dr Dayananda Borgohain, senior professor of Dibrugarh University, Dr Pradip Kr Gogoi, Vice-President of Tai Sahitya Sabha, Dr Hironmoni Borgohain Gogoi, among others.
The team was scheduled to participate in a conference on �Life, Power and Ethnicity� at Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand (on the occasion of their 25th anniversary). Dr Pushpa Gogoi chaired a panel discussion �Lengdon, Than Phi: Power of Ethnicity in Ethnicity of Power�.
Dr Pradip Gogoi received one of the awards for Best Paper for his work �In Defense of Attempted Pursuit for Recognition of Assamblage of Moi-Dams (Royal Ahom Burial Mounds) as UNESCO�s World Cultural Heritage Site.
Dr Hironmoni Borgohain Gogoi received one of the awards for Best Presentation for her paper �Tai Ahom Ethnicity in the context of International Tourism�.
The team also had an interaction session at Department of History, Chiang Mai University, to establish connections for student exchange, research, research collaboration in varied disciplines of Humanities, Sciences, Commerce, Ethno-Musicology.