Kohima, October 06 (NEx): The History department of St. John College, Dimapur, Nagaland coordinated a free Online Lecture Series from September 26th to October 5th, 2020, featuring a set of renowned international speakers.
The Lecture Series was organized for the Students, Scholars, Academicians and anyone interested, with participants signing in from across the globe. The session was kicked off with a welcome address from the Principal of the College Prof. ST Janetius. The inaugural lecture was brought by Prof. Harbans Mukhia of JNU on ‘Many Modes of Studying History’.
The second Lecture was brought by Mr Eshan Sharma, who is an Activist and founder of Karwaan: The Heritage Exploration Initiative, New Delhi. He spoke on ‘The Importance of the Study of History and the Responsibility for the Protection of our Heritage’ on September 28th.
The third Lecture in the Series was brought by Prof. Rajib Handique of Gauhati University, Assam on Gandhi Jayanti (October 02, 2020) under the topic ‘Mahatma Gandhi’s Teaching and Ideas: Relevance to Modern day Society’.
The Fourth and the closing Lecture was delivered by Prof. Jelle JP Wouters of Royal Thimphu College- Royal University of Bhutan, on the topic of ‘Political History of Nagaland : From the Past to the Present’ on October 05, 2020.
The vote of thanks was delivered by the Administration Head of St. John College, Mr. Peter J Banks. The Lecture Series was Co-ordinated by Asst. Prof. Mukutar Rehman Saikia, the HoD of History Dept. and joint co-ordinated by Asst. Prof. Kuvethilu Thuluo and Asst. Prof. Abherupa Battacharjee.
Video of the lectures will be made available via the college social media channels should anyone wish to catch up later, and plans are being drawn up for further lectures later in the year.