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  • Title: C-NES family bereaved : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: C-NES family bereaved.. | September 5, 2013 |.. The C-NES family is deeply saddened by the passing of Debendranath Bora,.. father of Chandana Bora, our State Coordinator for the.. C-NES-Population Foundation of India Project.. Mr.. Bora suffered a.. sudden fall recently at his residence and passed away this morning at.. GNRC in Guwahati after a series of complications, with family members.. by his side.. Bora was predeceased by his wife.. He was a very.. active 83 who enjoyed taking care of his grand daughter and was a.. great supporter of Chandana s work  ...   at this time of grief, wishes them strength.. and peace of spirit and mind for the years ahead.. Like this:.. Like.. Loading.. Category.. :.. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive more just like it.. Subscribe via RSS Feed.. Leave a Reply.. Click here to cancel reply.. Name.. ( required ).. Email.. ( required; will not be published ).. Website.. If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a.. Gravatar.. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.. Notify me of new posts by email.. %d.. bloggers like this:..

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  • Title: A Discussion on the Situation in Assam : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: A Discussion on the Situation in Assam.. | August 30, 2012 |.. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Sept.. 3, 2012, 2-5:30 pm.. The present situation in Assam, the largest state of the North-East, has been extremely disturbing with extensive violence, including killings and arson, between different groups as well as the flight of the displaced to relief camps.. The repercussions have been seen and felt in different parts of the country.. However, the complexity of the situation in the Bodo Territorial Administered Districts as well as in other parts of the state is barely understood by many in New Delhi or elsewhere in India; ignorance, insensitivity, insecurity and anxiety are underlined by the recent exodus propelled by a fear and hate campaign.. Discussions in the visual media often have been reduced to a blame game and scoring points.. In the current context, there is an urgent need is to understand the reasons behind the ongoing conflict and its deeper roots in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural humanscape.. A  ...   and scholars who have visited the affected areas and who will share their experiences and thoughts.. This will be followed by discussions drawing on different perspectives to understand the situation and as to ascertain see how accommodations can be reached.. The question remains: how is the existing trust deficit to be addressed?.. The discussion will be held on.. 3 September, from 02:00 to 05:30 pm, at Mir Anis Hall, Administrative Block, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.. Najeeb Jung, IAS.. , Vice Chancellor, JMI, will address the programme and.. Prof.. Sanjoy Hazarika.. , Director, Centre for North East Studies, JMI, will chair the discussion.. Resource persons include Prof.. Udayon Misra, National Fellow, ICSSR, Guwahati, Dr.. Monisha Behal, Chairperson, North East Network, Dr.. Sayeeda Hameed, Member, Planning Commission, Govt.. of India, Prof.. Anil Boro, Gauhati University, Mr.. Helal Choudhury, Advocate, Supreme Court, Mr.. Kalyan Barooah, Delhi correspondent of The Assam Tribune, Dr.. Roshmi Goswami, formerly of UN Women, and Dr.. Rajesh Dev of the Dept.. of Political Science, Delhi University..

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  • Title: Hazarika to launch Germany tour of lectures and film screenings April 16 in Berlin : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: Hazarika to launch Germany tour of lectures and film screenings April 16 in Berlin.. | April 16, 2012 |.. Sanjoy Hazarika, Managing Trustee of C-NES, has been invited to give a series of talks in Germany and screen his latest film on conflicts and its impact on women in the North East.. Hazarika, who also holds the Saifuddin Kitchlew Chair and is Director of rthe Centre for NE Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, gives the first of the talks on Monday April 16 at the Heinrich Boll Foundation Headquarters followed by a screening of his latest documentary, ´A Measure of Impunity: the impact of conflict on women  ...   critical part of the Reoport released by foremr Home Secretary GK Pillai in Delhi last September.. Later in the week, Hazarika travels to make presentations of the film at the Martin Luther University at Halle, the University of Leipzig, the Society for Indo-German Cooperation at Frankfurt before concluding at the South Asia Institute at the Uiversitz yof Heidelberg.. Each presentation will be followed by an interactive session.. This is the first time that such an extensive programme on the North-east is being organized by the Boll Foundation in Germany and it is also a rare occasion for the issues before the region to be discussed and presented in detail.. Flyer_final..

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  • Title: Singers from Assam, Nagaland and Manipur to perform at India International centre : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: Singers from Assam, Nagaland and Manipur to perform at India International centre.. | February 16, 2012 |.. Bhupen Hazarika compositions to be highlighted.. Date: 18.. 02.. 2012.. Time: 18.. 30 onwards.. The India International Centre and the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research bring together singers and musicians from the North East in a musical evening to pay tribute to the legendary Dr.. Bhupen Hazarika, perform some of his repertoire as well as their own compositions.. The performances are on February 18 at the IIC main auditorium.. The performers include Mayukh Hazarika, nephew of the great singer, his wife, Laili Dutta-Hazarika, with a team of  ...   From Nagaland come the remarkable Nagaland Singing Ambassadors under Lipokmar Tzudir, who have performed across India, singing 19th and 20th century choral compositions.. From Manipur is the father of the Naga blues, Rewben Mashangva, who has revived the musical traditions of his Tangkhul community.. He is accompanied by his son, Saka.. The program is supported by the OIL India Ltd and the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and is part of C-NES sustained efforts to bring different aspects of the.. NER, including its cultures, to the knowledge and understanding of larger audiences across the country.. For details:.. Priyamrita Chatterjee, C-nes priyamrita@c-nes.. org.. Tel.. 011-26271426.. Program officer, IIC: 011-24619431..

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  • Title: SBI donates multiutility vehicle to C-NES : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: SBI donates multiutility vehicle to C-NES.. | December 7, 2011 |.. Sanjoy Hazarika speaking at the function.. To his left is Mr RK Garg ,Chief General Manager, SBI NE Circle.. State Bank of India on Monday extended its corporate social responsibility arm to C-NES by donating a multi utility vehicle (Mahindra Bolero).. The vehicle donated to the organization will enable the programme management team(PMU) of C-NES, based out of Guwahati for using it for better monitoring and mobility to the health camps to supervise the activities of the health teams and carrying medical provisions to the 15 boat clinics in 13 districts of Assam.. A Krishna Kumar, Managing Director SBI handing over the keys to Sanjoy Hazarika.. The Centre established in the year 2000, has been providing basic  ...   A.. Krishna Kumar, Managing Director , SBI Corporate Centre, Mumbai ,present on the occasion along with a number of senior SBI officials, lauded the efforts of the C-nes Boat Clinic health initiatives adding that the Boat Clinics were providing yeoman s service to marginalized river island communities.. A section of the gathering at the SBI donation function.. Thanking SBI for this noble gesture which will enable better monitoring and mobility of the PMU team to the health camps, Mr Hazarika spoke of future collaboration with SBI in the areas of micro credit and providing solar energy to BPL families inhabiting the Boat Clinic operated districts in Assam which will go a long way in bringing about a positive lifestyle change amongst the downtrodden Brahmaputra river islands inhabitants.. Tags:.. featured..

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  • Title: C-NES’ Community Radio Station at Dibrugarh : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: C-NES’ Community Radio Station at Dibrugarh.. A talented local group rendering one of the immortal numbers of Dr Bhupen Hazarika-xagor xangamat katanu xaturilu at the CRS station.. A new radio station Brahmaputra Community Radio Station (BCRS), on the banks of the Brahmaputra – is being set up by C-NES in collaboration with UNICEF, Assam at Maijan ghat, Dibrugarh as part of an effort to democratized mass media, with reporters and writers from communities of the area.. Community radio across the world is popularly defined as a “radio for the people, of the people and by the people”.. A BCRS stakeholders meeting was organized on November 30th, 2011 at the BSRS office , Dibrugarh.. The meeting which was originally planned to mark inauguration of BCRS and its introduction to scholars, intelligentsia, professionals, business sector, media and government circles of Dibrugarh was quickly converted into a moving memorial meeting and stakeholders discussion, to remember the brilliant contributions of cultural genius and icon Dr Bhupen Hazarika and writer-thinker Jyanpith awardee , Dr Indira Goswami, popularly known as Mamoni Raisom who had expired only the previous day, attended by Unicef Chief Field Office, Assam, Ms Jeroo Master, eminent writer- columnist Sanjoy Hazarika, the Managing Trustee C-NES, academics, members from the local community and BCRS management committee members.. The freshly recruited group of commmunity reporters, talented and energetic, all set to bring a change in their respective locations.. By the banks of the river, the hall of the CRS at Maijan Ghat reverberated to the beat of the Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s  ...   a 15-20 km radius and will be broadcasting in five languages- Assamese, Bhojpuri, Bodo, Mising and Shadri (tea tribe dialect).. There are 15 young radio reporters recruited from these five communities and a network of 150 volunteers spread across islands tea gardens and urban areas.. “This is the first such radio station where programmes will be broadcasted in five languages.. The reporters have been shaping extremely well- an amazingly talented group, they are good singers, have sharp responses and are energetic and positive.. ” said BCRS programme coordinator, Bhaskar Jyoti Bhuyan The station will be launched as full broadcast service sometime in latter half of 2012.. Right now they are doing narrow casting’, gathering programme feedback from the community listeners.. At the community radio station Dibrugarh, a silent prayer for Dr Bhupen Hazarika.. C-nes, which was established in 2000, works on a range of issues at both field and policy levels relating to health education and other areas of governance.. These include participative planning and rights, water resources, environment, rural livelihoods, peace building and building better understanding among communities.. The organization designs and develops innovative ideas for implementation to reach the poor and marginalized groups specifically in areas of health, education, energy and environment, conducts workshops and training programs, reviews government policies and projects.. C-nes believes that both at grass root and policy making levels, individuals and communities can make a difference if they develop a stake in their own governance and the community radio station is expected to be a significant milestone in that direction..

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  • Title: Sanjoy Hazarika presents Boat Clinics at international conference : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: Sanjoy Hazarika presents Boat Clinics at international conference.. | November 22, 2011 |.. Sanjoy Hazarika, Managing Trustee of C-NES, presented the work of the Boat Clinics in Assam at an international conference in Delhi on Sunday, Nov 20, 2011.. He spoke on Waters of Hope: Health Innovations and Interventions on the Brahmaputra at the conference, the  ...   River Waters: Perspectives and Challenges for Asia organized by the India International Centre and the Foundation for Non-Violent Alternatives.. Experts from China, Tibet, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and different parts and institutions of India were presenting, including specialists from IIT Guwahati, Guwahati University.. Other speakers are from the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, France and Finland..

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  • Title: C-NES to launch Community Radio station in upper Assam : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: C-NES to launch Community Radio station in upper Assam.. Pinaki Haldar formerly of UNICEF Assam and Communications specialist outside BCRS, Dibrugarh, with Ms.. Veena Kumari, Communication for Development Officer, UNICEF Assam.. Inauguration of the Brahmaputra Community Radio Station (BCRS) Studio at Maijan Borsaikia gaon, Dibrugarh on November 30, 2011 by the Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh, Dr KK Dwivedi, IAS.. C-NES in collaboration with UNICEF,  ...   Brahmaputra.. The local communities would be involved in reporting on issues like education, health, culture, sports and entertainment and other issues of interest to them.. The station will reach out to over 2.. 5 lakh people within a 15-20 km radius and will be broadcasting in five languages- Assamese, Bhojpuri, Bodo, Mising and Shadri(tea tribe dialect).. The CRS coordinator is Bhaskar Jyoti Bhuyan..

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  • Title: Launch of report in Assam : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: Launch of report in Assam.. | October 23, 2011 |.. An attentive and large audience listened in pin-drop silence to powerful testimony and presentations from a leading Assamese novelist as well as a top scholar of the region at today s North-east launch of the C-NES report on the impact of conflict on women in the region.. We all have suffered, we have faced trauma and tragedy but we must move forward, said Arupa Patangia Kalita,the acclaimed writer, in a moving talk where she shared how she had personally felt the sting of loss of friends, colleagues and close ones in the conflict across Assam.. Ms.. Patangia, who said that she had been moved to tears by the documentary film she had just seen on the impact of conflict on women in Assam and Nagaland, added that critical challenges which women faced from domestic violence, to suffereing at the hands of the state or armed groups needed not just to be faced but also understood in depth.. Prof Bhagawati releasing the Report.. Sanjoy Hazarika addressing the gathering.. Prof AC Bhagabati , former Vice Chancellor Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh and Managing Trustee Sanjoy Hazarika lighting the ceremonial lamp at the report launch.. A section of the audience at the function at Guwahtis ITA hall.. Arupa Patangia Kalita,the acclaimed writer, shared her thoughts and feelings on the loss of friends, colleagues and close ones in the conflict across Assam.. Mauleenath Senapati ,the director of the film.. AC Bhagwati, noted anthropologist and former Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University in Arunachal Pradesh,  ...   He said the report was detailed, and paid tribute to its rigour and methodology.. Sanjoy Hazarika, who introduced the three-day event and described the background of the report, said that at times he and others at C-NES were asked why they had decided to take up such a sensitive subject, that resonated of conflict and its accompanying tranma.. It s simple, he remarked, Our very first mandate, when we started C-NES in 2000 is to work to ensure that people could live in conditions of peace and safety because it is only in such an environment that they can fulfil their potential.. The public s fear of the State and its lack of knowledge of rights and laws except the perception that rules were mean to protect law enforcers and not the public was another widespread perception that needed to be changed, he said.. The meeting was attended by academics and media, leaders of the Non-Government field professionals and film makers as well as students and researchers.. on Sunday, the film A Measure of impunity will have its public premiere in the NER at 3 pm followed by a panel discussino with prominent schoalrs and figures such as Prof.. Patangia, Prof.. Udayon Misra, Ms.. Ratna Bharali Talukdar, Mr.. Dileep Chandan, editor, Asom bani, and Prof.. Mahfuza Rahman of Cotton Ciollege.. The photo exhibition by Kausiki Sarma on the project closes on 25th October.. The programme then moves into its final phase at Kohima, Nagaland, where the release of the report, screenings and photo exhibition will be held on Oct.. 28-29..

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  • Title: C-NES report on Air Pollution released : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: C-NES report on Air Pollution released.. | October 22, 2011 |.. Sanjoy Hazarika speaking to journalists at the press conference on air pollution at Guwahati Press Club on October 22.. At right is Ms.. Keteki Bardalai, Executive Director, Foundation of Social Transformation.. The temperatures in the premier North Eastern cities of Guwahati and Shillong have increased by several degrees Celsius in the past years while air pollution caused largely by vehicular emissions and dust has harmed the health of a large section of the population, especially young scholl chidlren, daily labourers and traffic policement.. A detailed report by C-NES on the pollution levels surveyed in several major hubs of Guwahati and Shillong was released today at the Guwahati Press Club at a crowded press conference.. Hightyeneing several points, C-NES managing Trustee Sanjoy Hazarika said that apart from lax imlenetation of pollution control laws, the problem was aggravated by the lack of responsibilitiy among city residents.. For example, the surveys turned up the fact that 70 percent of all vehicle owners in Gwuahati do not get their vehicles tested either on a regular basis or at all.. These are basic human rights, just as much as there are political rights the right to clean air and clean water, said Mr.. Hazarika in the course of an energetic discussion with journalists.. But there is also a questino of personal responsibility and choice, which we need to make correctly every day instead of blaming the govenment or one department blaming another.. A detailed power point presentation was made by Bhaskar Saud, who led the research in the programme, which was funded by the Foundation for Social Transformation.. We believe that this is just the surface of the issue and we would like to conduct similar surveys in all major urban centres and capitals of states in the NER, Mr.. Hazarika declared.. Findings of the study on“Impact of air pollution in specific areas of Guwahati and Shillong on vulnerable groups i.. e.. (school children, laborers, rickshaw pullers and traffic police, petrol station workers and roadside vendors)” conducted by Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES).. Funded by.. - Foundation for Social Transformation (FST).. : Guwahati and Shillong are North-east India’s most rapidly growing cities with a steady rising population.. These cities are major business hubs for the entire region.. The energy consumption (fossil fuel) has increased tremendously in the transportation sector with an increasing numbers of vehicles in the region.. Guwahati ranks high in the pollution charts of the country competing with metros like Delhi and Kolkata.. The air pollution in Guwahati has increased in recent years due to growth and congestion of traffic, poor quality of fuel, inefficient engines and bad maintenance of motor vehicles along with other urban activities like construction etc.. There is a growing need for the public to gather greater information on local health effects associated with air pollution, specially the association between proximity to high volume motor vehicle traffic (and its associated emissions) and increased risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.. Objectives Methodology.. : The objectives of the study were a) to evaluate the extent of pressures on health caused by vehicular pollution, b) to assess the difference in prioritization of health problems including stress as assessed by respondents, c) to look at possible changes to operating vehicular use and reducing fuel consumption, traffic congestion and exercising alternatives to improve the above, d) to conduct awareness drives with civil society organization (CSOs) on the impact of vehicular pollution on human health, leading to changes in vehicular use and thus reducing fuel costs, pollution and congestion.. The survey was conducted among 1000 individuals in the selected areas of Guwahati and shillong to review the occurrence of respiratory problems.. The results of the study indicate that air pollution in Guwahati and Shillong is seriously affecting the health of the people, especially in Khanapara and Police Bazar which are most polluted by motor vehicular traffic.. Eye diseases and acute respiratory illnesses correlate strongly with air pollution levels.. Chronic diseases have a lower correlation than acute illnesses with air pollution in Guwahati and Shillong.. There is thus a serious need to reduce traffic congestion in these two city’s commercial areas.. Findings:.. The survey indicates that higher rates of eye irritation and headaches exist among the respondents from the Khanapara area compared to other studied areas.. Physical observation of the location shows that the area is very dusty due to construction work in.. Some local residents also blamed the  ...   increased vehicular pollution which affects the general well being of the local residents.. Wariki Kharkongor of Fire Brigade also mentioned that the increased air and dust pollution has also spoiled the natural beauty of the place known for its scenic beauty.. In Fire Brigade and Police Bazar areas the findings from the responses indicate more cases of health problems compared to Malki point area.. Cough and eye problems have been indicated as a health problem by 42.. 4 % and 38.. 4% respondents in Fire Brigade area while 30 % respondents in Police bazaar and 26% in Malki points have reported having eye problems and cough respectively.. Bronchitis had a low occurance as in Guwahati while running nose was reported by only 5 % respondents in Police Bazar and Malki point areas.. The traffic policemen interviewed said that they mostly suffered from asthma and skin diseases like itching.. Constant exposure to exhaust air from vehicles has affected their skin as well as heart and lungs.. It is also found that traffic policemen are seldom supplied pollution safety masks during working hours.. It is significant that those who use safety masks have procured it themselves.. Auto rickshaw drivers, rickshaw pullers and taxi drivers complained of suffering from sinusitis, sore throat and burning or red eyes.. The same is found among petrol pump workers also.. Dust pollution is another important agent polluting Guwahati’s air, posing a grave health hazard threat to the citizens.. The road dust, together with vehicular emissions, forms a toxic haze that hangs over the atmosphere for a prolonged period.. Deforestation and earth-cutting in the city hills invariably results in erosion of loose earth from the hills.. Rains wash down the topsoil and deposit it on the roads besides clogging the drains and once the water logging subsides, it leaves a deep layer of slush which ultimately turns into dust after a day or two and then spread everywhere by vehicular movement.. Degradation of the city hills leading to accumulation of loose soil on the roads following rain, the boom in construction activities and the failure to maintain the norms aimed at checking dust pollution, growing vehicular movement and emission, have combined to worsen the dust pollution in Guwahati.. The transport sector in Guwahati and Shillong has been developing with population growth and rapid urbanization.. The study indicates that Khanapara has the highest traffic intensity of 80 vehicles per minute followed by Ganeshguri, (65 vehicles per minute), Pan Bazar, (54 vehicles per minute), Adabari, (32 vehicles per minute), and Bamunimaidan (28 vehicles per minute).. Likewise in Shillong, Malki Point has the highest traffic intensity of 90 vehicles per minute followed by Police Bazar, (75 vehicles per minute) and Fire Brigade (70 vehicles per minute).. It is also observed that the most congested hours are from morning 9.. 30 am to 11.. 00 am and evening 5.. 00 pm to 6.. 30 pm.. in all the studied location.. However in Khanapara the traffic congestion is seen through out the day, as it is the entrance to the city from Upper Assam and other North Eastern states as well as the route of departure for these destinations.. Extreme congestion on the roads of the city with a total area of 216 square kms, with drivers trying to rush to their destinations, results in a rise in accident rates, fuel wastage and environmental pollution.. Recommendations:.. Enforce traffic laws strictly.. Develop Mass Awareness on the effect of vehicular pollution and on traffic awareness by enlisting media assistance, cooperation and highlighting as well as extensive training of vehicle owners, taxi services, transporters and government officials and political leaders at different levels.. Popularizing the use of Public transport system to travel to work places (a culture of commuters).. Taking early action to develop instrumental and manpower competence for carrying out vehicular pollution monitoring by various state boards.. Regular vehicular emission tests by the owners to check the air pollution and their enforcement.. Policy intervention on alternative transit route for the city and multi-storeyed parking places to check traffic congestion caused due by illegal parking.. Proper city bus stops in city roads so that traffic congestion behind such stops is minimized even if it cannot be stopped.. Devising a cheap gadget by technologists for fixing on the existing vehicles so that here is no pollution by these vehicles beyond the permissible levels.. Up gradation of equipments of emission testing centre to be compatible with the advanced engines like Bharat Stage III and BS IV..

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  • Title: University of Madras, C-NES to collaborate on North-east research : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: University of Madras, C-NES to collaborate on North-east research.. | September 24, 2011 |.. The University of Madras is interested in collaborating with a premier research centre and think tank of the North-eastern Region of India to enable better learning, exchanges and field research of an area which remains largely unfamiliar to many Indians, especially students and teachers, more than six decades after Independence.. Dr.. G.. Thiruvasagam, Vice Chancellor of the University, told an audience of faculty members, students, activists, film makers and independent research groups on Sept 23 that he hoped that such collaboration would emerge to create better understanding of the concerns of different parts of the country.. “You have brought the lifestyles, the colours and the difficulties that people face in those areas alive,” he remarked after inaugurating an exhibition of photographs on the Impact of Conflict on Women in Nagaland and Assam organized by the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research in association with the Department of Politics and Public Administration of the University.. The report is available on the C-NES website at www.. c-nes.. The two-day event, spread over both the Marina and Chepauk campuses of the University, drew about 250 students, teaching faculty, professionals, independent researchers as well as media to a set of events based on a report by C-NES, ‘Bearing Witness’ revolving around the life experiences of women conflict victims in the two North-eastern states.. On the first day, the report was released by Prof.. V.. Suryanarayanan, a respected academician specializing in Sri Lanka and South Asia, and a former member of the National Security Advisory Board.. A screening of the documentary, ‘A Measure of Impunity’  ...   New Delhi.. Hazarika said that a convergence of interest could develop in an active collaboration between the two NE Centres and Madras University: he proposed that an orientation and research methodology section be held through the Jamia Centre while field work on a range of issues could be facilitated through the NE Centre, with head office in Assam.. “The North-east is reaching out; we are not here to complain but seek to address its diverse problems and, through an open presentation, develop a better understanding of these challenges,” he added.. “We should consider the offer seriously and take it up, with the Centre and the University,” said Dr.. Thirivasagam, while appreciating the initiative by the Department of Politics and C-NES.. The opening of the exhibition was followed by a moving one-woman, one-act play, ‘Thagippu’ in Tamil by the theatre group Marapachi, on the crisis in Manipur, of human rights violations as well as the courage of women activists there and those resisting a predatory State elsewhere.. After a question and answer session, a second screening of the documentary was held with more questions being raised of the director, Maulee Senapati, and the producer Sanjoy Hazarika.. The two sides propose to develop a formal framework of collaboration which will enable the ideas to be encapsulated in a precise programme of training, research and field work.. This will benefit students, faculty and others, creating a deeper understanding of a complex region and its challenging realities.. The Event, which was sponsored by the Heinrich Boll Foundation of Germany, now moves to Kolkata (29 Sept to 1 October) because traveling to Mumbai (Nov 15-16), Guwahati (Oct 23-24) and Kohima (Oct 29-30)..

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