Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture invites you to its 27th Foundation Day Celebration at 5:30 PM, Wednesday, January 31st, 2024, at Williamson Magor Auditorium, VKIC, UzanBazar, Guwahati, Assam.
VKIC family is pleased to inform all of you that the Chief Guest of this celebration will be Shri Gulab Chand Kataria, Honourable Governor of Assam.
As you know, Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture annually confers VKIC Sanmaan on a foundation day celebration. This year, VKIC Sanmaan is going to Shri Thunbui Zeliang. He is an indigenous faith promoter and traditional community organiser, Jt. Secretary of Zeliangrong Heraka Association and Liangmai Welfare Society is a school teacher by profession at Kohima and originally belongs to Nzau village, Peren district, Nagaland. Being inspired by ideology of Rani Gaidinliu and as part of Zeliangrong Heraka Education of Akhil Bharatiya Vanawasi Kalyan Ashram since 2001, he has been dedicatedly working for preservation and protection of indigenous religion and culture. He has gained confidence and popularity by his involvement and initiative in organising various community conferences like Astha Jagaran Varg among the youth, women and elderly persons, preaching of traditional faith and culture, not only in Nagaland but also in Meghalaya, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. He is also a very sincere and dedicated karyakarta of Janajati Vikash Samiti Nagaland (JVSN).
We are also pleased to inform all of you that the Guest of Honour will be Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Shri Rana Pratap Kalita is a former general officer commanding in chief of Eastern Command. He will also deliver a talk on "Northeast of My Dreams" and felicitate Padma Shri Smt. Hemaprova Chutia, Innovative Handloom Weaver. Sha is a renowned Indian weaver and artisan from Dibrugarh, Assam, is celebrated for crafting masterpieces like Gunomala, Naamghosha, and the Bhagavad Gita in both English and Sanskrit. Her exceptional dedication and expertise have garnered numerous awards, including the prestigious Padma Shri, recognizing her significant contributions to sustaining and showcasing the artistry of handloom weaving in India.
We will see the Ritual of the Jaintia Community in the celebration program. One of the major indigenous communities of Meghalaya, who are culturally rooted with elaborate rites and rituals holding special importance for its cultural continuity.