Indian diplomacy today is at its best since independence. Under the political leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-Governor B D Misra
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) attended the National Seminar ‘Act East through Northeast: India’s way to a new era of Diplomacy’ in Dera Natung Government College (DNGC), Itanagar on 16th November 2018.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said Indian diplomacy today is at its best since independence. Under the political leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, our approach today is ‘we matter’, which is important for the dignity of the nation and for the prestige and honour of every Indian.
The Governor suggested that to realise the goal of development of the Nation, every plan, action and policy must national interest oriented. It must be with a mantra of ‘integrity, honesty, accountability, audit and midcourse correction’. Along with it there must be good diplomacy, strong preparedness, beneficial mutual business policies and contribution of technocrats and scientists.
The Governor said that North East Region has great potential. It has hydropower, minerals, fertile land, pristine environment and abundant forest cover. It is important for National Security, Nation Resources and best human resource.
The Governor said development of North East Region is very important for the overall development, national defence, security and integrity of the Nation. It has big area and sizable population.
The Governor said that the 8 North Eastern States have almost similar geography, demography, assets and challenges. They need to be considered as one entity, he said. The Governor calls the eight North Eastern States, ‘ASTAM-NMM’. The five letters of the acronym are composed of the first English letter of the State’s of Arunachal, Sikkim, Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya on Northern cardinal point and Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram on the Eastern cardinal point, which phonetically be pronounced as ‘astam namam’, meaning ‘Salute to the great eight’.
The Governor emphasised that the development of the region must not be piecemeal but with an integrated approach, focused on ‘PHIRAN’, which stands for Power, Highways, Inland Waterways, Railways, Airway and electronic and communication Network. He also stressed on peace, stability and good law and order environment, within the Region and also in the neighbouring countries, like Myanmar and Bangladesh in addition to maritime security along the sea route.
The Governor complimented the Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar and Jadavpur Association of International Relations (JAIR), Kolkata for organizing the two-day National Seminar. He also congratulated the students of DNGC, Itanagar for the brilliant dance-drama presentation, emulating the valour and heroism of Martyr Havaldar Hangpan Dada, Ashok Chakra (Posthumous) awardee.
The Governor released a book ‘Us Raat ki Subah’, a novel on social issues related to women of Arunachal Pradesh, authored by Mrs. Tumbom Riba Jomoh, Assistant Professor, DNGC, Itanagar on the occasion. He complimented Mrs. Jomoh for novel and said that it is reminder to all men to stand for human dignity and importance of enabling the women and girl child to progress and develop to their full potential in the society.
N.T. Rikam, Principal, DNGC, Itanagar, Dr. R.K. Mandal, Head, Department of Economics, DNGC, Itanagar and convener of Seminar, Dr. Imankalyan Lahiri, General Secretary, Jadavpur Association of International Relations (JAIR), Kolkata also spoke on the occasion.
Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar in collaboration with Jadavpur Association of International Relations (JAIR), Kolkata organised the two-day National Seminar in DNG College campus, Itanagar on 15th and 16th November 2018. Participants from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, Nataji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata and Rama Krishna Mission Vidyalaya, Belur Math participated in the National Seminar.