GUWAHATI, Nov 7 � The Northeast Conclave 2014 held at Bengaluru recently was attended by a cross section of people of the North-east who voiced their concern over various issues plaguing them in their adopted city. The issues ranged from racism, unprovoked violence and other safety and security concerns to issues of under-development back home in the Northeast � be it in infrastructure, healthcare, agriculture or education.
The programme was also attended by Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju, who patiently listened to and answered each and every question being asked by the audience in the most simplistic and yet most specific manner, a press release said. The conclave was also attended by a host of BJP leaders including Union Ministers Ananth Kumar and Sadananda Gowda and BJP national convenor for the NE Sampark Cell, Sunil Deodhar, among others. Held at theBharatiya Vidya Bhavana, the Northeast Conclave 2014 came to be realised after months of tireless work by a team selected by Dr Simanta Sharma in conjunction with BJP Karnataka unit and BJP Karnataka NE Sampark Cell.
Rijiju asked the organisers to not only make the conclave an annual event but also directed the organisers to take the concept forward in other cities of India wherein a substantial population from the Northeast exists. A cultural function was another highlight of the occasion.