3-day meet to deliberate on Indian Nepalis identity

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Gangtok, Apr 17: Indian Nepali Study and Research Forum (INSRF), a body working for the interest of the Nepalis of Indian origin is organising a three-day conference here in the next week.

INSRF Vice-President A C Sinha told newsmen that around one hundred scholars and intellectuals with sound knowledge about Nepali society from the country and abroad would deliberate on the issue beginning here on April 20.

Out of the 100 scholars, around 24 are also expected from United Kingdom, France, USA and Netherland, he said.

Sikkim Chief Minister P Chamling and Minister for Cultural Affairs and Heritage Department G M Gurung are scheduled to grace the confernce on the concluding day.

The objective of the conferene, Mr Sinha said, is to have a social, political, literary and legal inventory of the Nepalis, map the changes they have undergone during the last two centuries to understand the problems and find out ways on how to secure their future socially, economically and legally.


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