GUWAHATI: "North East India has the potential to emerge as the education hub for Asia", said by Jishnu Dev Varma, Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura, while addressing a webinar organized by FICCI in association with Amway. He further said that the region is still lagging behind due to several issues related of infrastructure, social issues, law and order among other factors. Proper redressal of these issues and judicious use of the available resources can go a long way in developing this region as an education hub in Asia. He further stressed the need to improve the connectivity scenario of the region to give a boost to sectors like Education, Tourism & Hospitality, stated a release.
Speaking at the same web seminar, Th. Radheshyam Singh, Manipur Minister of Education, underlined the importance of inspiring and the igniting young minds to bring about positive changes in the society. It is essential that young students develop a sense of curiosity in everything that is happening around them and contribute to their self- development in a more holistic way, he added. Earlier, highlighting the importance of making the Northeast region a hub for education and research, Chairman of FICCI Northeast Advisory Council, Ranjit Barthakur said that each north-eastern State can look examine the possibility of setting up a BPO for education and healthcare. The shift in the pattern of education that we currently have in this region and the kind of education we want in years down the line, will broadly depend on the approach being adopted by the stakeholders, he said. He added that in order to tap the Asian market, it is essential that sufficient impetus is laid on the Education sector by making major investments in the sector. Rajat Banerji, Mentor, FICCI Direct Selling Task force & Vice-President, Corporate affairs, Amway, mentioned about the latent potential of the north-eastern region in terms of the vast pool of talented manpower available & which can be utilized for the gradual upliftment of the region, the release added.