B. J. B Autonomous College hosts an International Seminar cum Workshop on “People,Culture and living heritage


Bhubaneswar: Post Graduate Department of Anthropology, Sociology, Social work of Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar (B.J.B) Autonomous College hosts an International seminar cum workshop on “People, culture and living heritage”. The seminar cum workshop is being held for three days from 6th to 8th of August, 2023 in its own campus.
The theme of the event holds a very interesting subject matter within itself. The diversified culture, heritage and the 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 its inauguration ceremony on 6th August, 2023 (Sunday) at 10:30am 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 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 Shri Sridhar Patra, the Chief Managing Director of Nalco, Bhubaneswar. The presence and deliberation of Guest of Honour Shri Arvind Agarwal, IAS, Commissioner cum Secretary of Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Odisha created a knowledge absorbing atmosphere. The event was pleased to have heard the words of the Chief Guest Shri Ashok Panda, the cabinet minister for Department of Science and technology, Govt. of Odisha. 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 being addressed by the esteemed guests, Prof. A. B. Ota, a renowned Anthropologist and retired IAS Officer was felicitated in the presence of all by the guests. He expressed his feelings very beautifully as a response to the felicitation.
After which the key note was addressed by Prof. Annapurna Pandey from University of California, USA, which further carried out the floor discussion regarding some issues and how they can be solved. At the end, the vote of thanks was given by the Co-Convener Dr. Bibhari Bal that gave a perfect end to the first day of the the international seminar cum workshop.


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