Thursday, March 30, 2023

Programme on contributionof tribal heroes held in Mokokchung


A programme on “contribution of tribal heroes in freedom struggle”, organised by Nagaland University (NU) in collaboration with National Commission for Scheduled Tribe (NCST) under “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, was held at I. Ihoshe Kinimi hall, NU Lumami, here, on Tuesday.
Speaking at the programme as chief guest, NU vice chancellor, Prof. Jagadish Kumar Patnaik lauded the faculties, staff and students of NU for organising an important programme.
He stated that individual contributions of the tribal communities during India’s struggle for freedom was neglected for so many years after independence.
In this regard, he pointed out that due recognition should be accorded.
Prof. Jagadish also opined that the division among Indians came through the writings of the erstwhile “colonial masters to suit their benefits.”
He said that Nagaland has “always been a part of that Indian civilisation” and that the state should be proud of it.
In this regard, he said the efforts of NCST to accord due recognition to the contributions of tribal heroes in freedom struggle was a noble initiative.
Earlier, the chief guest inaugurated “poster exhibition” while guest of honour, NCST advisor, Mukesh Kumar Dharma briefed about the role of National Commission for Scheduled Tribe .
The programme was chaired by academic coordinator, Prof. Athungo Ovung and welcome address was delivered by dean, School of Sciences, Prof. M.S. Raw and vote of thanks was proposed by administrative coordinator, Peter Ki.
The programme was also attended by Kedat A Kulkarni (Akhil Bharatiya Vanasi Kalgan Ashram) as special guest.


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