Pothashang News Service

Imphal, September 26: A two day national seminar on “Democracy; Social Political exclusion in Tribal areas of North East India” was organised today by the department of political science, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus Manipur, sponsored by the North-eastern Council, Shillong.

Professor Adya Prasad Pandey, vice-chancellor, Manipur University, Dr. Ringkahao Horam, associate Professor, department of political science, modern college, Imphal, Dr. Ngalengnam, head of department of political Science and human rights, IGNTU-RC, Manipur, Prof.  Amjeevam Singh Thakur, Director, IGNTU RCM, were present as presidium members.

Adya Prasad appreciated the location and establishment of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus Manipur. The environment and surrounding of the campus is quite appropriate for research and academic activities, it looks like the ancient Ashram where students used to learn lot of things by taking the advantage of the situation and location, said Adya Prasad.

He stated that rural people are not aware of the electoral process of the country. It is the duty and responsibility of the teachers, scholars and students to take initiative for creating awareness so as to participate by the rural people in the democratic electoral process of the country. We should also teach and motivate the rural people to elect the right representative at the right time at the right situation, he added.

Adya Prasad also urged the students community to create a platform so that poor and underprivileged people should participate in the central and state welfare schemes.

Horam said, democracy has many facets, there are lot of thrust areas which are untouched in research, the scholars in this field should identify and do extensive research for the benefit of the society and nation.

Ramjeevan emphasised on the characteristics and principle of democracy.

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