Geographers from Nagaland University attended the 32nd Indian Geography Congress at Punjab University, Chandigarh under the aegis of National Association of Geographers India (NAGI) from November 19-21 under the theme ‘Globalization, Population and Regional Development’.More than 600 delegates from across the country and abroad participated in the three-day Congress and presented research papers under various thematic sessions, stated an official bulletin. Prof. Arthur Geddes memorial lecture was delivered by Prof. David G. Dickason, Western Michigan University, USA and Prof. R. L. Singh memorial lecture by Prof. Kashi Nath Singh, Banaras Hindu University, Vanarasi.
The Congress deliberated on vital and relevant issues of globalization, population and regional development. Geographers, planners, decision makers and spatial data analysts attempted to bring out spatial patterns, implications and future directions. Scholars from geography department, Nagaland University also presented research papers on people, resources and development. Prof. R.K. Rai, former head, department of geography and former dean, school of environmental sciences NEHU, Shillong, was elected as president of the premier organization of Indian Geographers, NAGI. His presidential address focused on disaster scenario of India and its mitigation strategies.