Arunachal: DNGC Organizes National Seminar on “Understanding Tribes of Northeast India: Issues and Challenges”

The seminar has 60 research papers divided into 12 technical sessions spanning over two days and has 301 participants comprising of faculty members, research scholars, and students from different parts of the country.


Itanagar

The Department of Anthropology, Dera Natung Government College (DNGC), Itanagar is organising a two-day national seminar from 20th-21st September 2019 on the topic “Understanding Tribes of Northeast India: Issues and Challenges” in collaboration with Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), Bhopal, Indian Council of Social Science Research-North Eastern Regional Centre (ICSSR-NERC), Shillong, Centre for Research & Documentation, Ama-Aba Multipurpose Coop. Society Ltd., Ziro, and Arunachal Anthropological Forum (AAF), Doimukh.

Inaugurating the session, Prof. Saket Kushwaha, the Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh remarked that GDP is important for development but real development is allowing people at the grassroots level to live with their traditional culture. Besides, he advised the participants to learn from such platform of national importance. He also launched the third volume of Dera Natung Government College Research Journal.

The keynote address was delivered by Prof. Mini Bhattacharyya Thakur, Professor & Former Head, Department of Anthropology, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam. She spoke on the decolonizing anthropology and emphasised on understanding tribal communities through emic perspective or the native scholars’ lenses.

Arunachal: DNGC Organizes National Seminar on “Understanding Tribes of Northeast India: Issues and Challenges”

Dr. N.T. Rikam, Principal and Patron of the Seminar in his message highlighted major issues and challenges in understanding the tribes of northeast India, especially the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. He also advised the research scholars not to be biased in approaching the tribes for their research.

Earlier, Prof. Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri, Director, IGRMS, Bhopal introduced the seminar and highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts by IGRMS in broadening the understanding of tribes, especially the north-eastern part of India.

The seminar has 60 research papers divided into 12 technical sessions spanning over two days and has 301 participants comprising of faculty members, research scholars, and students from different parts of the country.

At the beginning of the seminar, Tame Ramya (Tarh), Convenor expressed gratefulness and gratitude to the dignitaries for their present in such key seminar of national significance and also extended heartfelt gratitude to Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), Bhopal, Indian Council of Social Science Research-North Eastern Regional Centre (ICSSR-NERC), Shillong, Centre for Research & Documentation, Ama-Aba Multipurpose Coop. Society Ltd., Ziro, and Arunachal Anthropological Forum (AAF), Doimukh for financial, moral and physical support in organizing the seminar.

Finally, Co-Convenor of the seminar Dr. Ratna Tayeng, extended vote of thanks and expressed deep gratitude to all the institutions and organizations for collaboration and delegates, faculty members and students for participation.

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