GUWAHATI, June 5 � The Rotary International District 3240 is organising �Light Up North East� � a day-long national conclave for promotion and media focus of the north-eastern region in the city on June 6.
The event will bring together a galaxy of eminent media personalities from across the nation as well as the North-east. The event will be held in Hotel Radisson Blu from 10 am onwards, a press release said.
The main objective of the initiative includes drawing up of a strategy to overcome the various prevailing negative assumptions � several of them perceived � growing out of the poor knowledge and interest people outside the region have about the north-eastern region and its people.
Journalists who will attend the meet include Debjyoti Chakraborty (National Affairs Editor, Hindustan Times), Amit Baruah (Resident Editor, The Hindu), Sheela Bhatt (National Affairs Editor, Rediff.com), Usha Rai (veteran development journalist, formerly with The Indian Express and The Times of India), Pamela Philipose (veteran development journalist and former Editor, Women�s Feature Service), Sevanti Ninan (Editor, The Hoot), R Rajagopalan (National Editor, Vartha Group), Kaushik Mitter (Managing Editor, The Asian Age), Vijay Naik (Consulting Editor, Sakal Group), Nitin A Gokhale (formerly Defence and Strategic Affairs Editor, NDTV) and Debdut Ghosh Thakur (Ananda Bazar Patrika) besides a number of media personalities of the North-east.