The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Jitendra Singh on November 24th, 2019, said that the Northeast model of development and opportunity is now being replicated across India.
“This has been possible because of a concentrated effort to familiarize people, particularly youth, in different parts of the country about what all Northeast could offer to each one of them,” Singh said in the ongoing ‘Destination North East festival’ in Varanasi.
He further said that there is so much to learn from the Northeast. “Northeast has a lot to offer to rest of India. NE is a new engine for the development of the region,” he added.
The minister further said that the response to the event has been overwhelming and in spite of exams going on in some departments of University, students in huge numbers were seen visiting the stalls and intermingling with their counterparts from Northeast till almost midnight.
Talking about Bamboo, Singh pointed out that this is for the first time perhaps, that there was an extensive showcasing of the various aspects of bamboo use including a bamboo idol of Buddha and a bamboo-model depicting the holy Kamakhya temple. “The positive outcome of this has been that youth and media persons in large numbers are visiting the venue to understand how best they could also take the benefit of bamboo in supplementing livelihood sources and bringing ease of living,” he added.
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