From a Correspondent
North Lakhimpur, Feb 7: A UGC sponsored tiol-level semir on ‘Eight Decades of North Eastern Cinema and Beyond’ was held in Lakhipur Commerce College recently.
The two-day semir was organized by the Information and Career Guidance Cell of the college in collaboration with Lakhimpur Cine Club. The semir was iugurated by Dr Amarendra Gogoi, noted artiste and folk exponent. The iugural session of the semir began with lighting of the lamp before the portrait of Jyotiprasad Agarwala by actress Sewali Kakati. The iugural session was chaired by Dr. Bhimasen Behera, Principal of the college, while the abstract of the semir was released by nda Kishore Maheswari, prominent actor.
Maheswari and Sewali Kakati, the two co-stars of Assamese film Polasor Rang made from North Lakhimpur in 1976, were felicitated on the occasion by the college in that function. Alumnus of the college and music composer of recently released Assamese film Dur, Rahul Debth was also felicitated on the occasion by the college. The keynote address of the semir was to be delivered by noted film critic Manoj Borpujari. But in his absence it was read out in the semir.
In his welcome address Principal Dr Behera said that Lakhimpur Commerce College was the only institute in the entire Northeast to organize two semirs on cinema with UGC grants, first in 2014 on ‘Hundred Years of Indian Cinema’ and the present one. The coorditor of the semir organizing committee, Sazzad Hussain, in his address said that cinema had become an academic discourse and it was a unifying factor of a tion. The secretary of Lakhimpur Cine Club, Farha Ahmed, also addressed the meeting of the iugural session.
The first technical session was chaired by noted film critic and associate professor of Dikhowmukh College, Pranjal Borah who also delivered a presentation on the development of Assamese cinema. The second day’s technical session was conducted by Dr Ruma Deka. On the valedictory function, a short film on Lou Majaw, The Great Society made by Dr Syed Murtaza Alfarid Hussain was screened. Altogether 25 research papers were presented in the semir.