RGU’s int’l seminar on ethnicity concludes

RONO HILLS, Sep 24: The two-day international seminar on ‘Ethnicity, livelihood and culture change among the Himalayan people: Anthropology and beyond’, organised by Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), concluded here on Tuesday.
Addressing the valedictory function, Dr Lokesh Ohri, convenor of the Dehradun chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, spoke about his study of the Jaunsar tribe of Uttarakhand.
Dr Ohri emphasized the need to “understand the primordial model of research which was defined by eminent research scholars of the past in order to understand the issues of modernity of a tribe.”
RGU Vice Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha emphasized the need to conduct such seminars “to explore the broader understanding on issues like ethnicity, livelihood and culture change,” and urged the stakeholders and participants to “do more in-depth research on the various issues of the Himalayan people, including the present research area.”
Prof Sarit Kumar Chouduri from Bhopal (MP)-based Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) highlighted “the issues of pain and constraint of the Himalayan people, which need to be acknowledged.”
RGU’s Anthropology HoD, Prof H Vokendro Singh, also spoke.
The seminar was organized by RGU’s anthropology department in collaboration with the IGRMS.