New Delhi is going to set up a Northeast complex in the national capital. Disclosing this on Thursday DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said that the complex will be comprehensive and include convention hall, auditorium, guest house, library, food court, sale outlets and other contemporary provisions.
“It will mark the symbolic and perpetual presence of Northeast in New Delhi,” he said after chairing a meeting with senior government officials. Dr Singh was chairing a review meeting of the “roadmap for implementation of Cabinet Approval of Schemes for North East Council”.
DoNER Secretary Naveen Verma, NEC Secretary Ram Muivah and senior officials of the ministry were present. The meeting reviewed the progress of various on-going projects in the Northeast.
As a Central government has been giving priority to the NE region, Dr Jitendra said that this will be a new gift to the people of Northeast. He said the centre will act as a cultural convention and information hub of the north-eastern region in Delhi.
He said that the Centre is being built on 1.32 acre land at Sector-13, Dwarka, New Delhi under the North Eastern Council (NEC) for the purpose of construction of North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre.
He said that this Centre will act as a cultural and convention, information hub of the Northeastern region in Delhi.
The Minister said it will have a library-cum-reading room with material on North-eastern region, an art gallery showcasing the Northeast, exhibition hall, research centre, sale outlets as well guest houses.
He said, currently architecture, design and planning for the project are in process. The project is expected to be completed soon at an estimated cost of Rs. 50-55 crores, he added.
The Centre will be one of its kinds in the country and will be a state-of-the-art project. Keeping in view the large number of NE students studying in various educational institutes, hostels are being set up for NE students.
These hostels are being set up in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and a hostel exclusively for girl students from Northeast in Bengaluru University.