About the Conference

Indigenous people and ethnic minorities have strived to preserve their rich heritages and linguistic characteristics against colonial powers, expanding nation-states, as well as the homogenizing forces of globalization and modernization. Emphasising the need to revive and strengthen endangered indigenous cultures, the United Nations has designated the period from 2022-2023 as the “International Decade of Indigenous Languages” in an effort to promote, protect, and revitalize indigenous languages around the world. This international conferenceaims to provide a hybrid platform for scholars, practitioners, faculty, and enthusiasts to come together and explore the significance of indigenous culture,language teaching pedagogy,share insights, and discuss strategies for its preservation and promotion.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Alexander Stolyarov

RSUH, Moscow, Russia

Prof. Abhai Maurya

Former Vice Chancellor, EFLU, Hyderabad

Dr. Indira Gazieva

RSUH, Moscow, Russia

Mr. Ratheesh C. Nair,

Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation, Director, Russian House, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Mizanur Rahman

Bangladesh Open University, Dhaka

Date and Venue

Conference Date :  The conference will be held from 23-24 January, 2024


Girijananda Chowdhury University, Hatkhowapara, Azara, 781017