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NEC Sectoral Summit Begins in Delhi

New Delhi : The North Eastern Council begins its 8th Sectoral Summit here at the Vigyan Bhawan on Monday morning to focus on issues pertaining to education, sports and art & culture in the region.

The issues that were discussed by the representatives of the northeastern states present at the conference pertain to projects and programmes related to sports and youth affairs. Speaking to
Assam times, official sources here say the human resource development ministry makes various presentations on policies and programmes in the northeast region related to education, like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, National Literacy Mission etc.

Sports and youth affairs ministry made a number of presentations on various programmes being implemented in the region.

The representatives from the region brought out their perspectives and progress and the need for further development in the area of sports and youth affairs.

Summit is being attended by S.S.Sidhu (Governor, Manipur), S.K. Singh (Governor Arunchal Pradesh) , B.L Joshi, (Governor Meghalaya), Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Ajay Singh (Governor, Assam), D.N. Sahaya (Governor, Tripura), Neiphiu Rio (Chief Minister, Nagaland), Sushma Singh, Secretary (DoNER), Falguni Rajkumar, Secretary NEC and senior State Government officials from the Northeast, among others.

Mani Shankar Aiyar, Minister for Panchayati Raj, Youth Affairs & Sports and DoNER is chairing the summit which will conclude on Tuesday.
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