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Global meet sans Chinese delegation

International Conference on Asian Values and Human Future jointly organised by Assam Don Bosco University and the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies Hubei University, China started off with the entire 20 member Chinese delegation being absent.

Organizers say, “Hitches in the timely procurement of travel documents from Indian embassy in China is said to be the cause of their absence.”

“We have been trying our best over the past weeks to get the delegation come over to participate in the conference,” say the organizers.

The ADBU pro vice chancellor Fr Joseph Nellanatt in a Tweeted message appealed to Prime Minister Modi to help bring the Chinese delegation.

“I have no response yet from Modiji,” says Fr Nellatt.

Meanwhile, some 60 other delegates representing some 20 universities and 8 institutions from Bangladesh, India, Israel, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and United Kingdom participated at the colorful inaugural function held at ADBU Azara Campus, 7th July.

Dignitaries at the inaugural function included Chief Justice (Acting) Guwahati High Court Shri K. Sreedhar Rao, Minister of Culture of Assam Smti Bismita Gogoi, Archbishop John Moolachira of Guwahati, and former Archbishop of Guwahati Thomas Menamparampil and other eminent citizens. 

Highlight of the inaugural session included one hour opening ceremony followed by cultural program by the Assam government’s Ministry of Culture as well as an exhibition portraying the history of Assam by Assam State Museum. 

 

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Former HoD, Dept of Mass Communications at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, C.M. Paul was editor of The Herald weekly in Kolkata and director of Don Bosco International News Agency (ANS) based in Rome. He did MA in Journalism & Mass Communication from FORDHAM University, New York.

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