Bhubaneswar, Aug 2: Post Graduate Department of Anthropology, Sociology, Social Work of Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar (B.J.B) Autonomous College is hosting an International seminar cum workshop on "People, culture and living heritage". The seminar cum workshop is being held for three days from August 6 to August 8 in its own campus.
The theme of the event holds a very interesting subject matter within itself. The diversified culture, heritage and varieties of people are themselves a great matter of discussion. The ideas, customs, behaviours, art and architecture, social institutions, traditions and many other factors collectively build up the cultural heritage of a society or community. These may differ from place to place and person to person. The vast cultural diversity needs to be recognized and valued for which discussion and deliberation is the best way possible.
The college held the inauguration ceremony on Sunday in the presence of many renowned personalities being invited. The opening song was followed by lamp lighting, watering the plants and greeting the esteemed guests on the dais with mementos and bouquets.
Welcome address was given by the Convener, Prof. Itishree Padhee after which the Principal of BJB Autonomous College addressed the meeting with his valuable words. The event was then taken forward with the colloquy of the Guest of Honour Brent Horning, a senior research scholar of University of California, USA.
Following him the seminar cum workshop was addressed by the Guest of Honour Sridhar Patra, the Chief Managing Director of Nalco, Bhubaneswar. Another esteemed guest, the Guest of Honour Prof. Trilokinath Pandey, Emeritus Professor from University of California, USA enhanced the spirit of the event through his words.
After the seminar cum workshop was addressed by the esteemed guests, Prof. A. B. Ota, a renowned Anthropologist and retired IAS Officer was felicitated in the presence of all the guests.