Heptullah inaugurates ‘Emerging North East 2018’

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GUWAHATI, Mar. 4: Manipur governor Najma Heptulla on Sunday inaugurated the Emerging North East at Shilpgram here in the presence of Lok Sabha MP Bijoya Chakravarty.

In her speech, Heptulla said, “I am happy to see a large participation of women in today’s event. We generally see that women are being neglected, but here in North East the case is different. In Manipur every woman is independent. There is a market in Manipur where 5000-6000 women work and are financially supporting their families. ASOCHAM has taken a good step by conducting Emerging North East 2018.”

Heptulla also said, “In Northeast, apart from Assam, there are hardly any industries in other states. Focus should also be made for the industrialisation of other states and that can be made possible if communication to these states is improved. In the past one and half years, the government has come up a lot of schemes for the benefit of the people and is holding many events to promote their schemes for the awareness of the people.”

The event witnessed huge participated by farmers, entrepreneurs and experts from the food industry from across the Northeast.

In her speech, MP Bijoya Chakravarty said, “North East now seems smaller due to better connectivity. We find everything and everyone here but lack scientific knowledge. If we apply scientific technology in all the sectors, we will witness great development. Emerging North East is an apt event for the farmers here, as they will get to learn a lot of things that can be applied in their day-to-day work.”

ASSOCHAM secretary general DS Rawat said, “ASSOCHAM will be handholding entrepreneurs from technology, finance and marketing, and for doing so, ASSOCHAM will work with state governments and agencies of central government in other North eastern states.”

Dr RK Singh, programme coordinator, KVK Phek; Dr Subhas Bhattacharjee, executive director, NERAMAC; Dr. Ombeer S Tyagi, senior director, ASSOCHAM were also present in the inaugural function

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