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NEC to host 6th Young Leaders Connect

SHILLONG: The sixth edition of Youth Leaders Connect, an initiative to provide a common platform for young achievers from the North East will be held at the North Eastern Council, Shillong from Saturday.

The two-day event will focus on creating an ecosystem to connect entrepreneurs and investors.

Talking to media persons, Director Youth Connect Lezo Putsure said, the two-day event will have sessions on Entrepreneurs of North East – The game changers, Creating ecosystem for entrepreneurs to thrive – A policy Perspective among others.

The director further said Minister of State (Home) Kiren Rijiju who is the chief patron of YLC will take part in a round table discussion on ‘Made in North East’ and way forward.

. The idea behind the event which will be held on October 27-28 is to market the products from the region to other parts of the state.

“The people of the North East are very talented and creative, however, we have not been able to market their products to other parts of the state in the country and abroad.” He said

He informed that the conference was focused on how to take the ‘Make in North East’ theme a realisation on coming up with a solution to market the products made in the region to other parts of the country.

On the first day of the conference famous Indian footballer and former captain of the Indian National team Bhaichung Bhutia (Chair, Young Leaders Connect) will be making the opening remarks and on the second day a round table discussion on ‘Made in North East and Way Forward’ will be chaired by Kiren Rijiju Minister of State (Home).

A football exhibition match will also be held on the last day of the conference at JN Stadium Polo Ground between the Chief Minister XI against the Young Leaders Connect (YLC) XI.

The objective of YLC is to come up with key actionable steps required to inform and sentise the population from the rest of India regarding the North East and create a positive outlook about the region that looks beyond media reports of conflict to the untapped potential that the region holds in terms of cultural heritage, natural resources and human capital.



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