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VKIC Foundation Day, 2016

                                    VKIC Foundation Day, 2016

 

                                                                      The Chief Guest

Role of Namghar as an Institution of Self-governance

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07/2014

Role of Namghar as an Institution of Self-governance

Namghars across Assam are synonymous with religious and cultural functions, but many of them are also exemplary in functioning as institutions of self-governance. This was a view expressed by historian Dr Rahul S Mazumdar while delivering the lecture on Namghar on July 26.

Dr. Minati Hazarika Endowment Lecture 2014

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05/2014

 

 Dr. Minati Hazarika Endowment Lecture 2014

 

Dr Sarat Kumar Phukan, who has carried out research on the life and times of Srimanta Sankardeva, shared his knowledge about the prevailing physical and cultural conditions in which the Vaishnavite saint performed his pilgrimages across a vast area of India.

It was a lecture on a subject of history, but with supporting material from present day technology. Geographical tools were used to shed new light on one of the most important  events of Assam's history and culture.

Namghar in the Urban Context of Assam

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05/2014

Namghar in the Urban Context of Assam

 The Namghars in the urban areas of Assam have successfully retained some of the features of Vaishnavite traditions found in village Namghars. The use of an egalitarian platform to worship one unifying God with prayers and discussions is common to Namghars in cities, towns and villages.

This was stated by Pujyapad Bhadra Krishna Goswami, Sattradhikar of Jokai Sattra in his lecture 'Namghar in the urban context of Assam'.

Dr. Minati Hazarika Endowment Lecture

report_date: 
05/2014

 

 Dr. Minati Hazarika Endowment Lecture

 

Dr Sarat Kumar Phukan, who has carried out research on the life and times of Srimanta Sankardeva, shared his knowledge about the prevailing physical and cultural conditions in which the Vaishnavite saint performed his pilgrimages across a vast area of India.

It was a lecture on a subject of history, but with supporting material from present day technology. Geographical tools were used to shed new light on one of the most important  events of Assam's history and culture.

Focusing on little known facts about the pilgrimages of Srimanta Sankardeva in different parts of India, the researcher said the historic journeys cannot be fully understood without a geographical angle.

Two-day Seminar on ‘Traditional Systems of the Bodo Community – Change and Continuity’

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11/2015

The two-day seminar on ‘Traditional Systems of the Bodo Community – Change and Continuity’ took place at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Kajalgaon (VKV) ground on October 31 and November 1, and brought together intellectuals and academics from different backgrounds.

VKIC invites Research Based Paper for Journal Quest-2015-16

We are pleased to inform you that two themes for the forthcoming issue of Quest have been decided by members of the Research Advisory Council of VKIC.

In this connection we solicit research papers from you and your peers/acquaintances.

The last date for submission of papers is 9th of December 2015.

We hope you will accede to our request.

Thanking you in anticipation

Prof. P.C. Bhattacharjee
Director
R. A. C. VKIC
Date : 9th November 2015

Please Contact : Dr. P.C. Bhattacharjee : 9435148702; P.K. Das : 9954112323; K.Choudhury : 9706092749  for any further details.

Please note: The concept notes and the style-sheet are attached herewith.


Theme for Quest - 1

Nature - culture Interface: Focus North East

Report on VKIC Arunachal Pradesh Chapter

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10/2015
A Meeting on VKIC Arunachal Pradesh Chapter, 2015, Itanagar
 
The Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture VKIC organise a meeting with  several eminent personalities and academicians at Itanagar on 25th October, 2015. It initiated the process of step forward in the direction of VKIC Arunachal Pradesh chapter.
 

VKIC foundation day 2015

Chairman VKIC, Dipok Kr Barthakur, delivering the welcome address mentioned that this year is significant for VKIC as it the birth centenary year of Eknathji Ranade, the founding father of Vivekananda Kendra and Vivekananda Rock Memorial. His vision to establish a centre to study the culture of Northeast of India led to the inception of Vivekananda Institute of Culture (VKIC) in 1993.