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Guwahati – Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurates Lokmanthan 2022

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Lokmanthan 2022 which is presently going on in Sankaradev Kalakshetra, Guwahati is getting good responses from scholars, experts gathered from all over the country.

Today, at Lokmanthan 2022, at Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra Hon’ble Vice President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar delivered the inaugural address. The Inaugural Session was also addressed by Prof. Jagadish Mukhi, Hon’ble Governor of Assam & Nagaland, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam. J. Nandakumar, National Convenor Prajna Pravah, and vote of thanks was given by Dr. Gargi Saikia Mahanta, working President, Organising Committee, Lokmanthan 2022.

RSS Sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale, Sah Sarkaryavah Dr. Manmohan Vaidya, Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Sunil Ambekar, has also graced the occasion as Special invitee guest.

During the speech, Hon’ble Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar emphasized on the importance of safeguarding our traditions and heritage. He also mentioned that the media should take care of democratic values. Legislature, Executive, and the Judiciary play a prominent role in developing the country to a great extent. Furthermore, he highlighted the history of India going through different phases and sufferings and how the people came together and unleashed our Lokparampara.

“One needs to be exposed to the enlightened reflections of such an organization and for generating a lifelong connection with Lokmanthan” he added.

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma talked about the geographical appearance of the country, a prose from the “Bishnu Puran” where the Indian Culture has been described. He described few characteristics of Indian Civilization and the reason behind considering “Bharat Mata” as a living entity. Hon’ble Chief Minister highlighted Maha Purush Shankardeva’s contribution in Indian culture through “Sanatan Dharma” and “Vaishnav Dharma”. He mentioned about “Punar Nirman Bharat” by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and about the launch of a department towards safeguarding the interests of the Janjati Community.

Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Honb’le, Governor, Assam & Nagaland highlighted our strong and vivid culture of the North Eastern region, the glorius heritage and contribution towards the nation building. J. Nandakumar, spoke about the history of Lokmanthan, which started in Bhopal in 2016, the second edition was in Ranchi 2018 and now in Guwahati, 2022. He mentioned that Lokparampara, traditions and culture is a gift to us and Lokmanthan is trying to celebrate and preserve the Lok tradition. Dr. Gargi Saikia Mahanta, Working President of Organising Committee thanked the dignatories and the learned audience for being part of the programme.  Vice President released a Souvenir on the occasion named ‘LOKPARAMPARA’. He also launched a book named “IN PURSUIT OF A DREAM”; Decisive Speeches on the Development and Security of Assam. Written by Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and translated by. Dr. Jovial Kalita.

In the afternoon Padma Shri Kapil Tiwari addressed the delegates with the Keynote address titled ‘Lok Parampara’. The programme started with Sattriya performance by renowned dancer Mridusmita Das.

Two brainstorming sessions also took place on the topic of ‘Lok Tradition of Faith and Science in Bharat’ and ‘Lok parampara and Importance of Genealogy Writing in Bharat.

The 2nd day of Lokmanthan 2022 got a great response from the scholar’s crowd.

Evening cultural programme showcased various dance forms from the North East which was organised by NEZCC. Well known Tetseo Sisters of Nagaland regaled the evening cultural function with a spectacular performance. The day ended with wellknown Assamese folk singer Dikshu performing some of his popular folk songs, Bihu, Lokageet which enthralled the audience.

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