DIBRUGARH, Dec 18: A two-day tiol semir on ‘Endangered Ethnic Cultures and Languages in Northeast India’ was iugurated at the Institute of Tai Studies and Research, Moranhat on Saturday.
The semir was organized by the Institute of Tai Studies and Research, Moranhat and
it was sponsored by ICHR and ICSSR. Dr Debabrata Sharma, Principal of Jorhat College, in his iugural speech talked about the existence of the elements from the languages of the communities living in Northeast India in present day Assamese language and relevance of those in the formation of the Assamese language.
Professor Bhim Kanta Baruah, Director, Centre for Studies in Language, Dibrugarh University, delivered the keynote address in the iugural session and discussed the present state of the languages prevalent among the communities in the NE States of India. Professor Girin Phukan, Director, ITSAR chaired the session. Earlier, Jibeswar Mohan, president, ITSAR, delivered the welcome address. Dr. BK Gogoi, coorditor of the semir, offered the vote of thanks.
Two technical sessions were conducted on the first day. The first technical session was chaired by Prof. Bhim Kanta Baruah and the second was chaired by Dr. Debabrata Sarmah. As many as 12 scholars presented their research papers in these two technical sessions.