From a Correspondent
JORHAT, June 28: A semir-cum-workshop on Aei Matite, the first Assamese feature film on witch hunting, was held at the JB College Semir Hall 1 where Dr. Sitath Lahkor, the director- producer, attended as the chief guest speaker in an interactive session with the students of the college which was organized by the Department of Political Science on Wednesday.
Earlier, Dr. Bimal Bora, the Principal of the college, during his welcome speech highlighted the issue of witch hunting which was a sensitive issue mostly in rural areas and tribal belts. Dr. Sitath Lahkar, a prominent educationist, artist, actor, producer and director, spoke about the sensitiveness of witch hunting which was a burning issue and how many people had lost their lives or spent their lives in exile due to witch hunting. “I thought that such a serious message had to be put across to the people in the form of a film so that they could see and understand the reality,” said Dr. Lahkar during the semir on witch hunting. Among others present were Dr. Bolin Hazarika, Dr. Surajit Sharma, Tridip Lahkar and members of various NGOs related with socio-cultural activities from Majuli, Golaghat, Bokakhat, Sivasagar and Lakhimpur.