FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, April 11: A two-day tiol semir on “Tribals in the contemporary context: Myriad perspectives from Northeast (NE) India” was organized by the anthropology department of Saint Claret College (SCC) Ziro in Lower Subansiri district on April 9 and 10 last.
The semir which was marked by four key note addresses, witnessed 38 paper presentations by scholars from 9 states of India and an anthropological tour to Hong village which hosts Myoko festival this year.
The Semir was part funded by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Mav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), Bhopal, and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).
Iugurating the semir and releasing the book of abstracts, education commissioner Marnya Ete congratulated the college for organizing the semir and invited the delegates to conduct origil research into the life and culture of NE India to preserve and enhance the best in it. In his key note address, SVD director of Sanskriti Dr Jose K underlining the pluricultural ture of NE and the need for envisioning a desirable future informed that there were four concurrent sessions for paper presentations on four different thrust areas tribal governce, socio-cultural issues, bio-cultural and bio-physical issues, and other tribal-related matters.
The plery session on the second day consisted of two key note addresses by director of research Batem Pertin on the topic, “Aruchal Pradesh, a unique cultural zone of NE India,” and by SCCZ principal Dr Fr Paulson Veliyannoor on the mimetic theory of Rene Girard and the viability of its application to the NE cultures. In the valedictory key note, Aruchal Institute of Tribal Studies director in-charge Dr Simon John shared his expertise on how to document folklore and cross cultural sensitivity. IGRMS assistant keeper Dr P Sankara Rao chaired the Valedictory and awarded the certificates, a press release informed here today.