Harichand Guruchand University (HGU) Seminar on Religion and Culture of Matuas: Context and Credence

Harichand Guruchand University (HGU) Seminar on Religion and Culture of Matuas: Context and Credence

4th Online Seminar on

Religion and Culture of Matuas: Context and Credence

Organised by
Centre for Matua Studies
Harichand Guruchand University

About the University

The Harichand Guruchand University (HGU) was established by the West Bengal State Government by incorporation of the Harichand Guruchand University Act, 2018, West Bengal Act XXVII of 2018, Part- III, Acts of the West Bengal Legislature, Law Department Legislative Notification, published in The Kolkata Gazette (Extraordinary), 2nd January, 2019.

In the memory of Sri Sri Harichand Thakur and his son Sri Sri Guruchand Thakur and to honour the deliberation of the Matua community to get enlightened through knowledge, Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Smt. Mamata Banerjee on 11th January of 2019 laid the foundation stone of Harichand Guruchand University at Thakurnagar, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

This University has been instituted with a dedicated vision of bridging a pool of opportunities in higher education vis-à-vis envisaging scholastic work in social and cultural issues of Matua community.

About the Centre for Matua Studies

The Centre for Matua Studies, Harichand Guruchand University, is a newly conceived centre to uplift the downtrodden, the Dalits, the untouchables and the backward communities by disseminating the light of knowledge and spreading the quality education.

The basic objective of this centre of higher learning is to explore the culture, heritage, and prospect specially of Matua Community across the region.

Hence, it is a splendid moment to start our journey through the academic discussion in its 4th Online Seminar on “Religion and Culture of Matuas: Context and Credence”.

4th Online Seminar on Religion and Culture of Matuas: Context and Credence Organised by Centre for Matua Studies, Harichand Guruchand University.

Patron

Professor Tapan Kumar Biswas, D.Litt., Ph.D.,
The Hon’ble First Vice-Chancellor,
Harichand Guruchand University, North 24 Parganas – 743245, West Bengal.

Eminent Speakers

Dr. Nandadulal Mohanta,
Retd. Headmaster,
Ex-President, All India Matua Mahasangha and
Eminent Scholar and Writer.

Dr. Kakoli Sarkar,
Assistant Professor of Philosophy,
Panihati Mahavidyalaya,
Barasat Road, Sodepur, Kolkata – 700110.

Programme Co-ordinator

Dr. Ujjwal Kumar Halder, Associate Professor,
Department of Education, University of Gour Banga.


Technical Arrangement : Dr. Nayan Sarkar & Shri Bivash Pramanick

4th Online Seminar on Religion and Culture of Matuas: Context and Credence

Time: 06:00 p.m. Date: July 24, 2021

Venue: Google Meet Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/vgp-qkom-ucb

The Participants are requested to fill up the Registration Form at: https://forms.gle/Fw8XD8239K6ieBNn9

Organised by
Centre for Matua Studies
Harichand Guruchand University

The Link for Registration: https://forms.gle/Fw8XD8239K6ieBNn9

Programme Schedule


Join through Google Meet on 24.07.2021 at 05:45 p.m.

Inaugural Song (Bandana Sangeet)

(06:00 p.m.)

Shri Paran Bhakta

Welcome Address (06:05 p.m.)

Prof. Kakali Dhara Mandal
Professor, Department of Folklore,
University of Kalyani.

Inaugural Address
(06:10 p.m.)

Professor Tapan Kumar Biswas, D.Litt., Ph.D.,
The Hon’ble First Vice-Chancellor,
Harichand Guruchand University.

Statement of the Objectives of the Seminar
(06:20 p.m. – 06:30 p.m.)

The Director,
Centre for Matua Studies,
Harichand Guruchand University.

Chair Person of the Seminar Session

Professor Nimai Chand Maiti,
Retd. Professor, Department of Education,
Calcutta University.

Deliberation of Speaker – 1

(06:30 p.m. – 07:00 p.m.)

Dr. Nandadulal Mohanta,
Retd. Headmaster,
Ex-President, All India Matua Mahasangha and
Eminent Scholar and Writer.

Deliberation of Speaker – 2
(07:05 p.m. – 07:35 p.m.)

Dr. Kakoli Sarkar,
Assistant Professor of Philosophy,
Panihati Mahavidyalaya,
Barasat Road, Sodepur, Kolkata – 700110.

Sum up
(07:35 p.m. – 07:45 p.m.)

Professor Nimai Chand Maiti,
Chair Person of the Session.

Vote of Thanks
(07:45 p.m. – 07:50 p.m.)

Dr. Prokash Biswas,
Associate Professor, Department of Education,
Jadavpur University.

Closing Song (07:50 p.m.) Shri Paran Bhakta

4th Online Seminar on Religion and Culture of Matuas: Context and Credence

Organised by
Centre for Matua Studies
Harichand Guruchand University

Invitation
Dear Sir / Madam,
In this glorious moment, it is my great privilege to inform you that the Harichand Guruchand University (HGU) was established by the West Bengal State Government by incorporation of the Harichand Guruchand University Act, 2018, West Bengal Act XXVII of 2018, Part- III, Acts of the West Bengal Legislature and started its journey with the leadership of Prof. (Dr.) Tapan Kumar Biswas, the Hon’ble First Vice-Chancellor of the University.

The Hon’ble First Vice-Chancellor have established the Centre for Matua Studies to explore the culture, heritage, and prospect of Matua Community across the region.

It is also a great pleasure to me to inform you that the Centre for Matua Studies is organising its 4th Online Seminar on “Religion and Culture of Matuas: Context and Credence” on July 24, 2021 at 06:00 p.m. through Google Meet (Link: https://meet.google.com/vgp-qkom-ucb).

On this special occasion we will be graced by the auspicious presence of Prof. (Dr.) Tapan Kumar Biswas, the Hon’ble First Vice-Chancellor of the Harichand Guruchand University as the Patron of the Online Seminar.

We will also be enriched from the deliberations from Dr. Nandadulal Mohanta, Retd. Headmaster, Ex-President, All India Matua Mahasangha & Eminent Scholar and Writer and Dr. Kakoli Sarkar, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Panihati Mahavidyalaya, Barasat Road, Sodepur, Kolkata.

We cordially invite you and solicit your gracious presence in this seminar. We will be thankful to you if you kindly enrich ourselves with your esteemed ideas, thinking, experiences and valued suggestions with regard to the grand success of our efforts.
Thanking you.
Wishes and best regards,
Director,
Centre for Matua Studies,
Harichand Guruchand University.

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