A Glimpse into The Karbi Way of Life

The short stay at Diphu, Karbi Anglong gave a whole new shape to the maiden purpose of collecting the reviewed papers presented in Karbi Seminar. It came to be such an inexplicable learning experience to be in the company of complete strangers who gave the feel of a lovely family in the few days of stay with them.

In order to understand the ‘strengthening factor’ of Karbi families, one needs to understand the structure of their families. Luckily, I happened to be a part of such wonderful families whose structure may look complex, but the bonding unbridled!

Tradition System of the Dimasa | Book Summary

“The Traditional Systems of the Dimasa” is a monograph on the Dimasa community in the Dima Hasao district of Assam compiled out of the papers presented in the seminar held at Maibang, Dima Hasao erstwhile North Cachar Hills on the theme ‘Traditional Systems: Change and Continuity’. This book can be considered as an exquisite exploration into the history and life of the Dimasa. The book provides valuable insight into various aspects of the community viz. their village organization, origin and history, domestic and social life, religious life, folklores, traditional healing systems, marriage systems, festivals etc.

The Unsung Heroes | Quest | Episode - I

India, the largest democracy in the world had seen a very long history of freedom struggle before its independence from the British in 1947. Millions of natives who came out to fight the British rule gave their lives to break the shackles of oppression. The freedom of India is due to the sacrifice of thousands of freedom-fighters all over the country. Many people have played significant roles in raising the national movement. Freedom fighters like Rani Lakshmibai, Mangal Pandey, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Nana Sahib, Tantia Tope, Surendranath Banerjee, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Dadabhai Naoroji, Chittaranjan Das and Jawaharlal Nehru etc., played a great role in getting independence for the country. 

Sanskriti Anveshak: Bio-resources of NER: Sustainable Utilization for Entrepreneurship Dev

VKIC’s ongoing Sanskriti Anveshak (SA) Programme on the theme ‘Development through Culture: nature-culture-wellbeing fostering sustainable development’ which is now in its second phase sessions with the focus on ‘Place, People and Practices’.We are happy to invite you for the ninth and concluding session of this series scheduled on 29 January (Saturday) 2022 at 7 pm through the CISCO Webex virtual platform.

VKIC’s 25 Years Celebration with Vivek Murchhana

The celebration of 25 years of the foundation of Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Uzan Bazar, Guwahati, commenced here on 23 January (Sunday) 2022 with a musical performance titled ‘Vivek Murchhana’ as an offering to the Almighty.The program anchored by noted classical vocalist Smt Mitali De, witnessed the rendition of acclaimed classical vocalist Sri Jiten Basumatary, followed by a Sarod recital by renowned sarod maestro Sri Tarun Kalita, and a Sattriya dance performance by leading Satriya dance exponent Smt Anita Sharma. She also choreographed Sada Vivekanandamayem rendition in Sattriya form which invited the maximum applause from the audience.Earlier, in his welcome address, Sri Pravin Dabholkar, All India Treasurer, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari and trustee Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture (VKIC) spoke about the intangible service of the VKIC for the past 25 years towards the culture tradition of north eastern India.

Launching Programme Of Vivekananda Kendra Institute Of Culture, Manipur Chapter

A new chapter of Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture (VKIC) was launched in Manipur on 8th November, 2021. The launching programme was held at the Auditorium of Central Agricultural University, Lamphelpat, Imphal West with a Sanskriti Anveshak Session  on – ‘Indigenous Food Culture, Microbiome and Health’ delivered by Prof. Debananda Ningthoujam of Manipur University.