The two-day national seminar titled ‘Indigenous Communities of North East India: Issues and challenges towards sustainability’ began at Sonapur college on Friday.
Several scholars and researchers from different parts of the region have participated in the seminar which was inaugurated by prominent scholar Upen Rabha Hakasam, professor of Gauhati University.
Peter Paul Hauhnar, development and administrative officer of Assam Don Bosco University and Anil Boro, associate professor of department of folklore research, Gauhati University participated in the inaugural session.
Peter Paul Hauhnar said that the people of Indian normally don’t tend to study each others’ culture and history. “This is the reason why there are so many differences in our country. So, northeast students in Delhi and other places face racial discrimination,” said Hauhnar.
Coordinator of the seminar Biman Patowary said that research scholars from different parts of the northeast states have participated in the seminar.
“We are glad to see many participants from different parts of the region. We thank everyone who has helped us in organizing this seminar successfully. I hope we would be able to continue this in the years to come,” said Patowary.
On the occasion one souvenir was also released by the guests.