World Anthropology Congress 2023 held at Utkal University

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Speakers and guests at the World Anthropology Congress 2023, held at Utkal University.

Bhubaneswar: The culture and traditions of indigenous people are a unique identity for future generations, and it is necessary to provide protection to their rights, said Prof Sabita Acharya vice-chancellor of Utkal University at the World Anthropology Congress 2023.

“Every person has the right to get equal opportunities in the society. Social justice includes sanitation, healthcare system, environment, education, housing etc. Therefore, it is important to bring equality in social justice and give importance to them,” she said.

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Utkal University in collaboration with United India Anthropology Forum, University of Delhi, Sambalpur University and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) held a conference theme on “Anthropology in Public Sphere: Indigeneity, Social Justice, Sustainability and Global Peace” at the MKCG auditorium, Utkal University.

KISS University vice-chancellor Prof Deepak Kumar Behera, UNICEF senior adviser Akhil Bihari Ota, UIF senior member Prof S Gregory described the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the indigenous people in the major states as unique and stressed towards their protection of land and forest rights.

Prof Debendra Kumar Biswal, head of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University and convenor World Anthropology Congress 2023 gave the welcome speech, while Dr Prasanna Kumar gave vote of thanks.

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