Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla inaugurated the ‘Emerging North East 2018’ at Shilpgram in Guwahati on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, Manipur Governor Heptulla said, “I am happy to see a large participation of women in today’s event. We generally see that women are being neglected, but here in North East the case is different. In Manipur every woman is independent. There is a market in Manipur where 5000-6000 women work and are financially supporting their families. ASSOCHAM has taken a good step by conducting Emerging North East 2018.”
The event was also graced by Guwahati Lok Sabha MP Bijoya Chakravarty.
Adding further about development of the Northeast, Heptulla said, “In Northeast, except Assam, there is hardly any industry in other States. Focus should also be made for the industrialisation of other States and that can be possible if communication to these states is improved. In the past one-and-half years, the government has come up with a lot of schemes for the benefit of the people and are holding many events to promote their schemes for the awareness of the people.”
The Expo has been participated by farmers, agri-preneurs, entrepreneurs and experts from the food industry from across the Northeast, stated a press communique.
MP Bijoya Chakravarty said, “North-east now seems smaller due to better connectivity. We find everything and everyone here but lack scientific knowledge. If we apply scientific technology in all the sectors, we will witness great development. Emerging Northeast is an apt event for the farmers here, as they will get to learn a lot of things that can be applied in their day-to-day work.”
DS Rawat, Secretary General, ASSOCHAM said, “ASSOCHAM will be hand-holding entrepreneurs from technology, finance and marketing, and for doing so, ASSOCHAM will work with state government and agencies of central government in other North eastern states.”
The event was also attended by Dr RK Singh, Programme, Coordinator, KVK, Phek; Dr Subhas Bhattacharjee, Executive Director, NERAMAC and Dr Ombeer S Tyagi, Senior Director, ASSOCHAM.