Delhi to host Northeast festival, says MoS (DoNER) Dr. Jitendra Singh

The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh interacting with the representatives of North-Eastern people on the occasion of Makar Sankranti and Bihu festival, in New Delhi on January 14, 2015. 

Delhi to host Northeast festival, says MoS (DoNER) Dr. Jitendra Singh

Delhi will host a mega North-East festival showcasing culture, tourism potential and exclusive traits of the eight States of North-East region. The event planned for the month of April will, among others, involve participation of tour operators, travel agents, cultural groups, professional houses from different streams and members of cinema and television fraternity. The idea to appoint a "Brand Ambassador" for Northeast is also under consideration and the name will be finalized soon.

This was disclosed here today by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh while speaking to representatives of North-East organisations and student associations with whom he spent Makar Sankranti which is celebrated as ‘Bihu’ festival in North-East.

Dr. Jitendra Singh stated that within two months of his taking over the Ministry of DONER, a North Eastern Council (NEC) meeting attended by Chief Ministers and Governors was held in Shillong after a gap of ten years and a process of regular interaction with 39 Members of Parliament from North-East was initiated with a luncheon meeting with them. All the pending projects are being reviewed to be expedited and exclusive hostels for North-East students studying in Delhi are being proposed in South campus of Delhi University and Hindu College premises, he added.

Referring to funds that have remained unutilized due to various reasons, Dr.Jitendra Singh informed that he has made a written request to the Finance Ministry to allow us to utilize funds which had not been spent in the stipulated time period.

In addition, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, beginning from January this year, during each fortnight eight Union Ministers will be touring one of the eight States of North-East by rotation for an on-the-spot assessment of various developmental works. This is in keeping with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s special focus to bring North-East at par with the rest of the country by giving impetus to growth, development and youth empowerment, he stated.

The participants at the get-together narrated to Dr. Jitendra Singh their impressions about the current requirements and priorities in different States of North-East and also offered feedback about the problems faced by North-Eastern people living in Union Capital and other parts of the country.

Secretary (DONER) Shri Vijay Kumar, Resident Commissioners of North-East States in Delhi and Secretary (DoPT) Shri Sanjay Kothari, besides Joint Secretaries and senior officers of DONER and DoPT also participated.
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