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Lokmanthan to create awareness about traditions of North East India

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Guwahati. Lokmanthan 2022 will be held from September 21 to September 24 at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati. This nationwide intellectual movement rooted in Bharatiya ethos and traditions will be organized by the Intellectual Forum for North East (IFNE) while it will be co-hosted by Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC).

Addressing a press meet at the Dr Bhupen Hazarika Auditorium, Srimanta Sankardev Kalashetra, Guwahati, Suranjan Dutta, joint secretary, Lokmanthan 2022, said that the first edition of the Lokmanthan was held in 2016 with its focus on ‘De-Colonising Indian Minds’. The theme of the second edition of Lokmanthan held in 2018 was ‘Bharat Bodh: Jan-Gan-Man’.

“This will be the third edition of Lokmanthan and the theme of this year is Lokparampara (Lok traditions) which will emphasize on how Lok traditions have kept our cultural consciousness intact and strengthened our feeling of national selfhood. Lokmanthan is an occasion where artists, intellectuals and academicians drawn from different parts of the country converge and brainstorm on the questions that haunt the society with an aim to reshape the narratives to prepare and lead the nation to play its civilizational role. Besides, the three-day event will have discussions, seminars, cultural events and exhibitions which showcase the rich diversity of the nation,” said Dutta.

The formal inaugural session of the event will be organized at 10 AM on the September 22. Jagdeep Dhankhar, the Vice-President of India, will be the chief guest of the event. The Inaugural Session will also be graced by Prof Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam and Nagaland as the guest of honour while Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will also address the session as distinguished guest.

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