Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Volunteer Blood Donation Camp

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari,Assam Pranta has organized a volunteer blood donation camp in association with GMCH blood bank at Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture at Uzanbazar on 15th August 2017.Swami Vikramananda of Ramakrishna Mission Guwahati along with Dr.Ramen Talukdar superintendent of GMCH inaugurated the camp.Swami Vikramananda also donated blood and  thirty four volunteer blood  donors donated blood in the  camp and the Karyakartas of VKIC are standing with him.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Intellectual Property Rights and its Status in Karbi Anglong

A discussion cum knowledge sharing programme on 'Intellectual Property Rights and its Status in Karbi Anglong' was initiated by Minakshi Goswami, Research Fellow, VKIC. The programme was organized on 13th August, 2017 at Desoi Homestay, Diphu, by People’s Initiative for Indigenous Culture & Tradition Consciousness (PIICATC). Fourteen people including members of Karbi Farmers Association, Trinity Hills Society, government employees, weavers, researchers and few more attended and participated in the programme. The main aim of this event was to generate awareness on the meaning and importance of IPR for a traditionally and culturally rich district like Karbi Anglong. Pointing to the substandard quality of traditional Karbi attires that has now flooded the local markets, the people present agreed that the cultural richness of Karbi Anglong is exposed to the threats of extinction. In this gathering the importance of documentation on the traditional knowledge and practices of the Karbis was acknowledged and the local people agreed to provide necessary assistance to VKIC in this endeavor.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

4th Sanskriti Anveshak Lecture at VKIC.

Padma Shri Ravindra Kumar Sinha delivered a Sanskriti Anveshak Lecture at VKIC on August 8, 2017. The senior scientist spoke on riverine ecosystems with special reference to threats facing Gangetic river dolphins and River Ganga. According to him rampant human interventions have throttled the river, which is revered by all Hindus. The river in the middle and upper reaches has been polluted by human and industrial waste and sustained efforts will be needed to improve the situation. It is no surprise that the population of Gangetic river dolphin has nosedived over decades. Not just the animal, but many ecosystems depending on the river water have been adversely affected. The River Brahmaputra too needs the attention of the authorities concerned; unplanned development in the river’s proximity. Protecting existing vegetation on the river’s bordering areas is just as important as planting new trees, he added.