RGU hosting int’l seminar on ethnicity

RONO HILLS, 23: A two-day international seminar on ‘Ethnicity, livelihood and culture change among the Himalayan people: Anthropology and beyond’ got underway at the Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies in Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) here on Monday.
Addressing the inaugural function, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)-based Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangathan director, Prof Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri, introduced the seminar’s theme and objectives, while Prof TB Subha from Shillong (Meghalaya)-based NEHU’s anthropology department in his keynote speech spoke on the diverse resources of the Himalayas and their degradation “because of over-exploration.”
Arunachal SJETA Director Yumlam Kaha in his address dwelt on the significance of the diverse flora and fauna of the Himalayas, which he said “have to be tapped for utility purposes.”
Chairing the function, RGU Registrar (in-charge) Prof Tamo Riba outlined the tough life of the hilly people, and opined that “we should be creating better environment for human benefit.”
Various researchers spoke on a range of topics.