KOKRAJHAR: A national seminar entitled, “Reconfiguring Indian Culture and Scientific Temperament in 21st Century” will be held in Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar (CITK) organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) from January 28 to 29.
The Head of HSS Department and Convener of the seminar, Dr. Tanushree Nayak said to this correspondent that a galaxy of resource persons from various disciplines will participate in the seminar to lecture on various topics. Altogether, there will be thirty five paper presentations on various issues of culture, literature, language, film studies and science and technology.
The seminar will begin with inaugural programme at 10.00 am on January 28 in which Kampa Borgoyary, Deputy Chief of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) will join as the chief guest. Professor Laishram Ladu Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Bodoland University, will be the guest of honour and Prof. Prakash Chandra Pattanaik, Department of M.I.L. and Literary Studies, University of Delhi will be the key-note speaker. Prof. Debkumar Chakrabarti, Director and Chaitali Brahma, Registrar of CIT will also join the programme. The inaugural session will be followed by a special lecture by Prof. Laishram Ladu Singh on “Public and familial financial support of elderly in Asian countries”.
Among the plenary speakers who will deliver their lectures on the first day are Prof. Ashok Kumar Patnaik, Department of History, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar on the topic, “The growth of Astronomy in Odisha and the contribution of Samanta Chandrasekhar”, Prof. Ghanashyam Bez, Department of Chemistry, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong on “Make research a culture: The way forward for education and research in India” and Prof. Dwijen Sharma, Department of English, North-Eastern Hill University, Tura campus on “Does Indian culture resist scientific temperament?: A reading of select Indian novels in English.”
On January 29, second day of the seminar, apart from paper presentation, Prof. Bhagabat Nayak, Department of English, Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, will deliver a plenary talk on “Rationalising scientific temper in India’s socio-cultural perspective”. The seminar will end with valedictory session in the evening.