Tetso College organises PG state level seminar
Dimapur, March 11: The Departments of English & Political Science, Tetso College organised a 1-day Postgraduate State level seminar on ‘Modernity amidst the indigenous backdrop of Nagaland’ on March 10, at the Lorin Hall, Tetso College. The seminar focused on preserving Naga indigenous culture and the interface between tradition and modernity in Naga society.
The keynote address was delivered by Anjan K Behera, Assistant Dean, School of English & Political Studies. He defined the understanding of modernity relating to the present as opposed to the past as ideas, customs and social behaviour of a particular people or society. He stressed on how culture evolves via interactions with other cultures – for instance, religion & pop culture over time citing examples from various sources.
Behera also posed the question of how Nagas are losing their identity – the way a Naga owns and wears a shawl and the significance of the patterns and colours are not clear to young generations today.
The first technical session moderated by Dr Eastrose, Department Coordinator of History was based on the theme “Socio-cultural spectrum of the Naga society” followed by a Q&A session. Five students from different colleges presented their papers as per their findings.
The second technical session moderated by Dr Jenny Lalmuanpuii, Department Coordinator of Mass Communication focused on the theme “Reading Nagaland: A cross-cultural review”. Six presenters presented their findings and insight accordingly followed by a Q&A session.
The seminar ended with a valedictorian programme hosted by Kikrukhrie-ü Chishi, MA English, 4th Semester, Tetso College. Dr. Karan Gurung, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Lamneiphal Khongsai, MA in Clinical Counselling, Oriental Theological Seminary gave their reviews on the seminar.
(Page News Service)