Pratidin Media Network (Assam) is organizing “The Conclave 2022” in Delhi | Techy Kings


India, 29 October 2022:Union Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the two-day long Conclave event at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi on Saturday. The 2022 conclave was hosted by the Pratidin Media Network of Assam to raise the issues of Assam and Northeast India and have meaningful discussions on them in the corridors of power of the national capital.

Pratidin Media Group Chairman Shri Jayanta Baruah congratulated the Union Defense Minister. He addressed the gathering and welcomed everyone to the conclave. Jayanta Baruah welcomed Rajnath Singh and thanked him for his presence.

Union Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the two-day long Conclave event at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi on Saturday.

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Union Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the two-day long Conclave event at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi on Saturday.

At the inauguration ceremony, Rajnath Singh said, “The Northeast was left isolated from the entire nation in terms of development and this is not in the best interest of the country. During our reign in power, the insurgency has come under control and the law and order situation in the region has improved a lot.”

After that, the first session had AASU Chief Adviser Samujjal Bhattacharjya, BJP National GS Dilip Saikia, and APCC President Bhupen Borah debating on ‘regionalism vis-à-vis nationalism’ hosted by Pratidin Time Editor-in-Chief Nitumoni Saikia. Senior journalist Mrinal Talkudar hosted the second session on ‘Assam’s tea industry post 2030’ with AERC chairman Kumar Sanjay Krishna, AATSA leader Dhiraj Gowala and former India chairman Prabhat Bezbaruah on the panel. The next session was on ‘Sustainable Tourism and North East India’ with Pratidin Media Group Director Smitakshi B Goswami along with panelists Jahnabi Phookan, Travel Entrepreneur and JTI Group Director and Diplomatic Travel Point Pvt Ltd Director, ADTOI President PP Khanna. Nandini Editor Maini Mahanta conducted the fourth session on “Energy Security vs Deforestation and Industrialization”. The panel had IIT Guwahati Professor Arup Sharma, Geoscientist Bhagawat Pran Duarah, Star Cement CSO, and North Bengal CII Chairman Pradeep Purohit and Down To Earth Managing Editor Richard Mahapatra.

The 2022 Conclave

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The 2022 Conclave

The fifth and final session on day one was on “Brahmaputra, Alternative Transport – A Reality, in the backdrop of Act East Policy” with Union Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in a one-on-one discussion with Pratidin Time Political Editor Nayan Pratim Kumar. During the discussions, Sonowal made several important announcements. He announced the construction of a new shipping lane for ship repair work at Pandu in Guwahati while campaigning on several other issues.

On the second day, Delhi Police Spl Commissioner Robin Hibu had a one-on-one conversation with Pratidin Time Joint-Editor Sunit Kumar Bhuyan on “How to Tackling Racism and Problems Faced by People of Northeast”. Hibu said initiatives must be taken from both sides to embrace each other’s culture. Sunit Bhuyan continued with the next session on ‘Drugs, Terrorism, Geopolitics and Northeast India’ with panelists including Indian Army GOC-in-C of Eastern Command Lt Gen Rana Pratap Kalita, Assam Police Spl DGP GP Singh, Cyber ​​Security Expert Subimal Bhattacharjee, and author Sanjoy Hazarika. Next, Maini Mahanta returned for the third session on ‘Women’s Health, Malnutrition and Heart Care in Assam’ with social activist Monisha Behal, UNICEF Country Director Dr Madhulika Jonathan and Pratiksha Hospital Chairman Dr Pramod Sharma. The fourth session on “sports infrastructure and the potential of the Northeast and are they marching together?” had CWG gold winner Nayanmoni Saikia, SAI Guwahati Director Satish K Sarhadi, Asomiya Pratidin Sports Editor Bidyut Kalita and Manipur Youth Affairs and Sports Assistant Director Laishangbam Anita Chanu engaged in a discussion with Mrinal Talukdar.

The final discourse of the day was moderated by Pratidin Media Network Director Rishi Baruah with the panel of Principal Secretary to Assam CM Samir Sinha, Sapient Wealth Advisors Director Pallav Bagaria, Center Point Group Enterprise CEO Larsing Sawyan and Dalmia Cements CEO Mahendra Singhi. During the session, Singhi announced plans to invest in two more cement manufacturing units in Assam’s Umrangso and Lanka.

At the closing ceremony of the event, Nitumoni Saikia was joined by internationally acclaimed actor Adil Hussain who spoke about his life and shared several interesting stories. Hussain said: “I generally don’t glorify the word struggle because I didn’t see my journey as one. I strongly felt in my heart that I am in love with acting.”

At the end of it, Smitakshi B Goswami delivered a vote of thanks and concluded the two-day event, ‘The Conclave 2022’.

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