Shillong, Nov 10: The North eastern states feelings of being isolated is a more a paradox than a reality, felt the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, while defining his views on the ever echoing talks that the people of the eight sister states should merged with the mainstream.
Speaking at the iugural session the Tenth Biennial tiol Conference of Physics Academy of North east held here on Thursday, “There is no mainstream or side stream, our region is in the heartland of the tion itself.”
“There is no mainland or side land because we are part of the country with the same frontiers,” stated Rijiju while adding that any integral part of the country is not defined by the location.
During his address, the Union Minister underscored the importance of the North east in the development of the country. “The whole tion will be define by the way our region moves forward,” Rijiju stated besides stressing on the need to mould scientific developments.
The Union Minister spoke about traditiol wisdom and knowledge that should be ratiolized in a scientific approach. It is on this line that the Minister suggested that there should be a close co-ordition between the researchers, institutions and government to further scientific development in the north eastern states.
Stating that North East India needs to develop scientific institutions, the Minister said that physical, fincial and policy support is required to further the aspirations of a scientifically developed North-east. The Union Minister of State also called upon all stakeholders including institutes, researchers and the Government to come together to ensure that a ratiol approach towards research is adopted whereby knowledge and applications of daily life can be integrated with alytical scientific knowledge.