Dr. Sipra Sagarika selected for representing voices of Primitive Tribal Communities at Canadaian University
Bhubaneswar: In an exceptional achievement of academics and social work Dr. Sipra Sagarika, Assistant Professor in Sociology, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha, has been selected for representing the voices of Primitive Tribal Communities ( PTGs) Kondha at international platform of University of Guelph Humber in Toronto, Canada from 19th March 2018 to 23 rd March 2018. She stands as only representative of India and edits her paper titled” Mental Health of Indigenous Communities in India : A Case Study of Kondhs in Niyamgiri Movement in India”. It is a rare privilege for India and Odisha as the chapter is scheduled to be out for publication in University Guelph Humber text book for student’s regular curriculum on indigenity courses.
Dr. Sagarika is also attending World Indigenous Mental Health Symposium at University campus, Toronto during her stay . She has been earlier serving as faculty in Panjab University , Chandigarh and has done her entire research work in JawaharLal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has extensive publications and remarkable contribution in the field of indigenous communities and their welfare.She is accompanied in this trip to Toronto by her husband Mr. Abhisek Biswal , mechanical engineer in steel sector in Odisha ,who extends his concerns for the cause of Kondha community simultaneously.