The 7th Annual Conference of the Assam Forum Great Britain held at New Academic Building, London School of Economics, London. This year, Member of Parliament, Kamakhya Prasad Tasa was present there as the Plenary Speaker.
The main session features several interesting talks. Tom Boyd, Social Anthropology PhD Candidate, University of Manchester spoke on his experience on Majuli.
Pori Saikia, Essex University, spoke on ‘Split Ergativity in Assamese’ followed by Jilmil Baruah, Reading University, shared her research on ‘Seed-Borne Bacterial Endophytes: Their Transmission and Dynamics at Early Growth Stages of Rice’, an important topic considering paddy-growing is the backbone of rural economy of Assam.
Oushinar Nath of Oxford spoke on ‘Understanding as Knowing’ followed by a brief presentation was given by Dr. Tarun Choudhury on ‘The Brahmaputra Flood’.
At the end, Assam Forum Great Britain gave opportunity to interact with the speakers.
In the programme, MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa urged AASU to create a educational revolution in Assam.