National seminar on culturo-religious transition begins


Pothashang Service: Imphal, September 9, 2018: A two-day national seminar on ‘Culturo-Religious Transition among the Native Communities of Northeast India’ was launched on Sunday at the central hall, DM College of Science, Dhanamanjuri University, Imphal.

The seminar was jointly organized by India Foundation, New Delhi, department of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus, Manipur and Centre for Manipur Studies, Manipur University.

Education, labour and employment minister Thokchom Radheshyam said understanding the socio-cultural and religious practices of the indigenous community can bring integrity in the state and country as a whole.

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The seminar will help in analyzing the transitions taking place in the state and northeast as a whole. The role and function of the education, religion and culture in bringing a change in the progress of the society will also be discussed. He explained that with the advancement in technology the world has become one, progressing in a very fast pace. To avoid being left behind it is, therefore, essential to adapt the trends of the world by preserving and conserving the traditional beliefs and cultural richness of the native community, said the minister.

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Director, India Foundation, Lalitha Kumaramangalam said the present government is very keen to integrate the Northeast with the rest of the country. She emphasized that to integrate the Northeast with the rest of India it is important to understand the social, cultural and religious traditions of the native communities.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by director, Centre for Manipur Studies, Prof. S. Mangi Singh, subject experts, principals of colleges, professors, research scholars and students.


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