Shillong, July 20, 2021(MMP) The School of Social Work of the Martin Luther Christian University today organized a virtual Seminar with the theme “Contemporary issues in North East India’. Understanding the importance of research skills for young students and aspiring professionals, the aim of the seminar is to provide a platform for final year students of the undergraduate and postgraduate programme to present their research studies.
Speaking on the occasion Vice Chancellor, Dr Vincent T Darlong mentioned that the region has progressed yet also facing numerous issues like the growing disparity in land ownership, shift from an egalitarian society to elite focused, drug and alcohol addiction, teenage pregnancy, impact of external forces on the value system among others. Dean Academics Dr Jennifer War, said that the presenters are in a “privileged position to solve problems in the communities through the research process, to listen and empathize with people and to lend that much needed hand”.
There were 18 research studies that were presented from students from the Department of Music, Nutrition & Dietetics, Psychology and Social Work. These research studies have brought out varied problems faced by women, youth, children and communities at large.