The conclave has been conceptualized to put forward and discuss the issues of Northeast India with the outcome serving as a roadmap towards more inclusive development of the region. The panel of speakers for the event will include personalities from ministers, academicians, bureaucrats, journalists, enforcers of the law, activists, entrepreneurs, sportspersons, and the like, who have an active interest in the matters and work towards a common goal of combined progress.
Union minister for defence, ShriRajnath Singh will attend the event as the guest of honour and initiate the proceedings on the first day. Thereafter, a discourse on topics like regionalism in relation to nationalism, the tea industry of Assam and its future, sustainable tourism in the northeast and ways to expand them, energy security concerning deforestation and industrialization, and the mighty Brahmaputra and the approach to utilize it to the fullest in the backdrop of Act East Policy, will be held.
The itinerary for the second day of the conclave will include dialogue on matters such as how to tackle racism and other problems northeasterners face in major Indian cities, drugs menace, terrorism and insurgency, and geopolitics of the region including the long-standing interstate border disputes. Special focus will be on women’s health, malnutrition and healthcare facilities in Assam and the Northeast. Apart from that, sports in the Northeast with developments in infrastructure to support sportspersons and insight into whether the two are marching forward hand-in-hand will take place. The focus will then shift to economics with a discussion on the four lakh crore economy of Assam, fresh investments in the state, and employment scenario, in-store.
The list of panelists includes Union Minister for ports, shipping, and waterways ShriSarbanandaSonowal, Union Minister for sports ShriAnurag Thakur, Assam Chief Minister Dr. HimantaBiswaSarma, and Chief Minister of Manipur Shri N Biren Singh.
Apart from that, Dr. Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya, Chief Advisor of AASU, ShriDilipSaikia, National General Secretary of BJP, ShriBhupen Borah, President of Assam Congress, Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Chairperson at AERC, Guwahati, ShriPrabhatBezbarua, ex-Chairman, Tea Board of India and TRA, ShriShripadNaik, MOS Tourism, Special Commissioner of Delhi Police, Robin Hibu, Home Secretary Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Command Lieutenant General RanaPratapKalita, Special DGP of Assam Police Shri G P Singh, CWG Gold medalist SmtNayanmoniSaikia, Executive Director of SAI Guwahati ShriSatish K Sarhadi, Assistant Director of sports and youth affairs of Manipur SmtLaishangbam Anita Chanu and Shri Sameer Sinha, Principal Secretary to CM, Government of Assam, will be among the discussions as panelists.
The conclave will be held over two days on October 15 and 16 and has been organized in the national capital with the view that voices from the Northeast are heard in the power corridors of the nation.
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