SIVASAGAR, Aug 19: The archaeology department, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, organised a seven-day cultural exchange programme recently with NE India to promote academic and environmental knowledge exchange in the academic field of India and Thailand. Nagesh Sing, the Indian Ambassador to Thailand, inaugurated the programme. Dr Damronphon Inchan, dean of the archaeology department presided over the inaugural session. A nine-member delegates from Moran Tai Studies Centre took part in the programme and the members were Dr Bipul Gogoi, Basanta Phukan, Gyananda Phukan, Pradip Deodhai Phukan, Atul Baruah, Manokhi Gogoi, Surajit Buragohain, Biplob Gogoi, and Simi Lahan. Delegates presented papers on the cultural linkage between the Tai-Ahoms and the Thais, Manuscript reservation culture, Tai-Ahom Prayer tradition, and cultural similarities between the Tais and the people of NE India.
Altogether, 40 delegates from India participated in the seminar. The delegates were shown different historically important places in Thailand including the Phetchafury area, 300kms from Bangkok.