The Department of Cultural and Creative Studies, NEHU, Shillong, organized a NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON URBAN FOLKLORE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO NORTH-EAST INDIA, on the occasion of World Folklore Day which falls on the 22nd of August 2019. The symposium was held for two days with effect from 22nd-23rd August 2019 at the Conference Hall, New Guesthouse, NEHU, Shillong. The inaugural session was held on the 22nd Ausgust 2019 at 10:30AM, with Prof. Cecile A. Mawlong, Dean, School of Social Sciences, NEHU, Shillong, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Prof. D. L. Kharmawphlang of the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies delivered the Keynote Address followed by an address by the Chairman, Prof. S. K. Nanda, Head of the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies, NEHU, Shillong and a speech by the Chief Guest.
There were two technical sessions on the 22nd of August 2019 and one session on the 23rd of August 2019. There was also a cultural programme on the first day, students of the department performed a number of songs and one cultural dance.