KALIABOR, May 2 - The Department of Political Science of Kaliabor College in association with the Centre for South East Asia of Gauhati University organised a round table discussion on the topic, �Rise of Asia� on Tuesday at the college premises.
Participating in the discussion, Dr Darwis Khudori, Professor of Le Havre university of France, presented a brief sketch on the economic development of Asia. He said that the top ten positions in the world economy will be occupied mostly by Asian nations in the coming years and that is an encouraging sign for Asia. He also gave a talk on overall economic situation of the world.
Speaking in the meet, Prof Nani Gopal Mahanta, Director of Centre for South East Asia of Gauhati University, said that the 21st century will be the century of Asia. �The Asian economy is likely to dominate the world economy,� he said. In this context, he opined that the South Asian countries will provide more opportunities in the near future. Mahanta appealed to the youths to explore new opportunities in South East Asian countries.
Prof Akhil Ranjan Dutta, Head of the Department of Political Science, Gauhati University gave a talk on the political and economic scenerio of China and India. He expressed serious concern over growing inequality in India in recent years. He said that although India has been able to decrease the poverty level to some extent by taking a lot of economic and social programmes, it has been unable to control the growing inequality. �In India, many political, social and economic problems are caused by this inequality,� he claimed.
The discussion was chaired by Principal Dr Hiranya Kumar Chaliha and was attended by teachers, students and leading citizens. Two books were also released in the meeting.