GUWAHATI, Nov 6: Arya Vidyapeeth College Teachers’ unit, the Teacher Organisation of Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati, organized a two-day tiol semir on “Socio-economic and Scientific Development in Northeast India: Problems and Prospects” in association with NEC, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR-NERC) with support from IQAC, Arya Vidyapeeth College recently. The semir aimed to provide a platform for faculty members, research scholars and academicians from diverse disciplines to discuss and debate on important issues concerning the development in NE India, a press release said.
Professor Dr. M. Amarjeet Singh from Jamia Milia University, New Delhi and Prof. Rakhee Bhattacharjee from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi delivered the key-note speeches before an august gathering of very enthusiastic participants. Dr. M. Amarjeet Singh spoke on migration and its impact on the socio-political and economic scerio of the north-eastern region. The change in the demography of the ethnic communities as well as in their political status was notably highlighted in his speech.
Dr. Rakhee Bhattacharjee delivered a talk entitled “End of Planning Era, Shifting Strategy of Developmental State and Relocating NEI: A Ringside View” where she discussed the changing states of behaviour towards the economic planning in details. She observed that there existed a huge dichotomy between theory and practice of planning which eventually led to its loss of relevance in the context of so-called successful neoliberal market competitiveness and global capture. According to Prof. Rakhee, in this free competitive market model, planning was seen irratiol for its ‘mindless doles and aids’ through several flagship programmes.