With the intention of upgrading the quality of teaching staff, Salesian College of Higher Education (SCHE) delegated its two lecturers namely Vitsino Haikam and Daisinlung Sebastian Kamsuan at the two days NATIONAL SEMINAR ON NORTH EAST WRITINGS IN ENGLISH: A RESPONSE TO POST-COLONIAL SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CONFLICT organized by the Department of English, Don Bosco College Maram (DBCM) at DBCM on 24th-25th August, 2017. The seminar was co-sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, NERC Shillong and Directorate of Higher Education, Govt. of Manipur.
The Chief Guest was Mr. Kamba Moses, President of Naga People’s Organisation. The Guest of honour was Mr. Liba Hopson, Principal, Mt. Pisgah College, Senapati and who is also President of Debating society of Senapati. The Key note speaker was Dr. Thuanreilung phaomei. President of the function was Rev. Fr. Dr. K.O. Sebastian, Rector and Principal, DBC, Maram.
The inaugural session began at 10 am which was followed by the academic session. In the same evening at 6.30 pm the English Department hosted ‘Cultural Night’; a display of a rainbow of talents. On the second day, the organizer commitee appointed SCHE lecturer Daisinlung Sebastian Kamsuan as the moderator. There were sixteen presenters in two days.
The valediction session commenced at 1.00 pm. In his words, Dr. Paohmei expressed that there are many positive areas where a writer can explore apart from singing songs of lamentation. Dr. Pukeho Lokho stressed on the value of professionalism. A learner should have certain knowledge and ideas to do things with high quality in the spur of the moment, he mentioned. Lastly, Dr. K.O. Sebastian remarked that society would grow if it knows how to criticize its own culture constructively.
On a whole, the National seminar was well organized. The English Department students about a hundred of them who participated in the seminar were attentive and participative and that revealed their keenness to go, grow and glow bright in the near future. The theme of National Seminar was resourceful and enriching as it dealt on a relevant topic. This event will definitely become a launching pad for the participants to launch into the world of literature.