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Students revisit India’s history

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Apr 28, 2019 12:06 am
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Dr. Vekho Swuro speaks during a history discourse that was conducted on Sat. April 27 at Pranabananda Women’s College in Dimapur.

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, April 27: To remind students about the history of India’s freedom struggle and to keep the history of martyrs alive, an interactive session was conducted on Sat. April 27 at Pranabananda Women’s
College, at Lhomithi colony in Dimapur.

The event was organised by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (Makaias) in collaboration with the college to mark the remembrance of 100 years of the Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy, 75 years of the establishment of provincial government of Azad Hind, and the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

In the day’s event, several researchers from Makaias spoke about the historical event: Swati Prabhu spoke about the ‘links between environment and Gandhi,’ Elloit Cardozo talked about ‘Gandhi and 21st century hip-hop,’ Dr.

Farheena Rahman spoke about ‘Indian National Army and the Northeast: The Imphal and Kohima Campaign,’ and Dimpi Sonowal explained about the Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy: Its prelude and aftermath.’

Also, the academic consultant, Dr. Nabajit Kumar Das, talked about ‘100 years of Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy.’
The chairman of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Memorial Development Society Nagaland, Dr. Vekho Swuro, was also present during the session. He talked about how Netaji was active in Nagaland during World War II.

Swuro said that history was ‘not well propagated’ and that it was on the verge of being forgotten. He claimed this was the reason why ‘mainlanders’ still does not regard the Northeast people as their own people, especially Nagaland.

Swuro stated that the Northeast is a part of India and that “such history should be included in students’ academic course, nationwide.”

Makaias is located at Salt Lake City in Kolkata. It was set up as a joint initiative of the government of India, department of Culture, ministry of Human Resource Development, and the government of West Bengal. It is registered as a society under the West Bengal Registration of Societies’ Act of 1961 with Prof. Nurul Hasan as its president.

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Apr 28, 2019 12:06:18 am