Two-day National Conference on Dynamics of Northeast Region held at St. Ann’s College for Women, Hyderabad

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Hyderabad: A two-day National Conference on Dynamics of Northeast Region: Perspective of the 21st Century, was held at St. Ann’s College for Women, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad, March 23 till 24 organised by the college Department of Political Science in collaboration with St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama, Nagaland sponsored by the Telangana State Council for Higher Education, Orange Shark and Siro Make-up Studio.

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According to the organiser, the objective of the conference was to present an opportunity for students and scholars to explore the region’s rich history, beauty, and distinctiveness. Paper presentations from students of both colleges as well as other colleges and institutions from Hyderabad were delievered. Some of the topics which were discussed include the role of Northeast states in India’s foreign relations, the rise of insurgency, food and languages, marriage culture, the evolution of Mizo Bawh Hla: Mapping Structuralism to Deconstruction and many more.

At the inaugural session on March 23, Chief Guest, Dr. Christina Z. Chongthu, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary, Department of Tribal Welfare, Telangana Government said that inspite of not being a developed region as compared with other states, it has many aspects to develop. The inaugural function was followed by 3 technical sessions which was chaired by professors from Hyderabad Central University, the organiser informed.

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On the second and final day of the conference, 2 technical sessions was followed by a valedictory session where awards were given to the photo exhibition winner and the 3 best paper presenters.

Miss Lungmila Longvah, Organizing Secretary, and Lecturer, Dept. of Political Science, St.Ann’s College for Women delivered the vote of thanks.

As per the organiser, the two day conference concluded with a cultural fest where students of both the colleges performed a folk song, ramp walk with traditional attire of the Northeast states. A special performance with the traditional music instrument of Garo was also performed along with the Tangkhul Folk song by the students of Calvin Institute of Theology, Hyderabad.

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