Festival of NE oral narrative held in Delhi

Dimapur, Nov 11 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/11/2019 11:33:49 AM IST

Trend MMS and ARHI, a non profit cultural organisation jointly organised the three day festival of North East India Oral Narrative at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi from November 8-10.

On the first day, ‘Extinction of Indigenous Languages and Cultural Change: Views from NE India’ was discussed with Dr.Prachee Dewri, Dr.Usham Rojio and Dr.Lianboi Vaiphei as panellists. 

On the second day, Dr. Y. Hesheto Chishi, director, Indigenous Cultural Society Nagaland conducted a special session on documentation of Sumi language of Nagaland. A Meitei film’ Magi Matambakta’ directed by M Mansaba was also screened. A symposium on ‘Language Loss and Revitalization Strategies - Challenges for Indigenous People of North East India’ was conducted with Dr. Walunir Ao, Maggie Katharpi, Dr.Senganglu Thaimei and Dr.Y.Hesheto Chishi as panellists.

Northeast India is a melting pot of various indigenous languages and rich culture. It comprises of many indigenous tribes with diverse culture, languages and heritage mingling into the mainstream of India’s national life. 

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