Dimapur, November 1: A national seminar on culture paradigm – The pluralistic North East India: Appreciating the diverse culture of North-East India was organized by Research Cell and IQAC Don Bosco College, Kohima on November 1.
Former Pro Vice Chancellor, NEHU, Kiremwati, while delivering his keynote address, said only man thinks that the unseen is more beautiful than the seen. Even in small Nagaland, every different place has its own unique beauty “in the world, differently cultured groups have to learn from each other.”
He said customs and traditions of the people of North East India are so pluralistic, and yet co-existing beautifully like beads of a garland joined together by a strong thread which must have been developed not only by geographical closeness, but more by the each-other’s love and respect in the paradigm of pluralistic culture.
He commented that exposure to the wider culture of India and of the world results in cultural change where honesty, hard work and other good qualities are giving way to softer way of life. He lamented that if such changes are signals of the new cultural pattern of northeast India, how and where will people stand in times to come. Kiremwati maintained that present concept of one country and one language; the education reform in the country; and the looming political uncertainty should attract universities and colleges for serious fearless research.
Retired Principal Secretary, Thepfulhouvi Solo also spoke in the function. (Page News Service)