GUWAHATI, Nov 28 - A two-day national conference on �Social sector development and governance issues in the Northeast� was organised by the Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU) at the Don Bosco Institute here today, said a press release.
In his brief overview of the supposed establishment of a regime for development, former Chief Secretary of Assam, HN Das, expressed his concern for the aspect of social development and whether the northeastern states, Assam in particular, will be able to take part in the process that also depends on the government concerned.
KKHSOU Vice Chancellor, Dr Hitesh Deka, in his welcome address at the inaugural session of the conference, deliberated on the widening horizon of social responsibility and the growing concerns of inclusiveness with regard to the social sector.
Prof Ramesh Chandra Deka, former Director of AIIMS, New Delhi, graced the occasion as the guest of honour. In his speech, he highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts between the educational sectors and the industrial sectors towards competent skill development across India and the Northeast.
At the inaugural ceremony, Dean (Academic) of the University, Dr Arupjyoti Choudhury, highlighted the importance of collective brainstorming to address the prevalent syndrome of insecurity in NE.
Eminent social scientists Prof Apurba Kumar Barua, Prof Manjulika Srivastava, Prof Swaraj Basu, Prof Amalesh Dutta, Prof Nayan Sarma, Prof Mrinal Kanti Dutta, Prof Arupjyoti Saikia and many other shall be present to forward their valuable suggestions in the two-day conference, with around 40 participating research scholars from various parts of the country.
The conference has been organised in collaboration with ICSSR, SBI and AGVB, the release added.