Imphal, June 15: Today the Loksabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference was kicked today with the theme of ‘North East and Look East Policy’ in Imphal, Manipur.
Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly, Y. Khemchand Singh welcomed with warm greetings to the officers of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. He also introduced the audience by highlighting the cultural importance of Manipur saying that it is the land of peace.
This conference will deliberate on three significant themes, North East and Look East Policy, special plan for development of railways, airways, surface road and inland waterways connectivity for speedy economic development of Northeast region and discussion on the setting up of a chapter of Speaker’s Research Initiative (SRI) in the region for capacity building of the legislators of the region and generating research for the North Eastern legislators.
While addressing the Conference Loksabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the Logo of the Conference signifies the shared history and cultural heritage of the North-East Region. Loksabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was received by the Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly, Y. Khemchand Singh.