Shillong: Golden Jubilee celebration of the North Eastern Council (NEC) will be celebrated on December 18 in Shillong.
The North Eastern Council (NEC) is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the eight states of Northeast India.
The NEC was constituted in 1971 by an Act of Parliament. Over the last 50 years, NEC has been instrumental in setting in motion a new economic endeavour aimed at removing the basic handicaps that stood in the way of normal development of the region and has ushered in an era of new hope in this backward area full of great potentialities.
NEC officials told Northeast News that the Golden Jubilee celebration will be held on December 18 in Shillong with two meetings – one internal, and another for public.
The internal meeting will be held at the State Convention Centre Auditorium in Shillong while the public meeting will be at the Polo Grounds.
Both the events will be graced by the PM Narendra Modi with all NEC members, union home minister, DoNER minister, governors and CMs of the eight states, central ministers from the region, MPs and MLAs and nominated members of the NEC in attendance.
PM will inaugurate some important projects of the region, attend a programme of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong, dedicate 4G towers of Meghalaya, inaugurate NEC projects and Meghalaya state projects and lay foundation stones for some projects.
Golden Footprints, a commemorative volume chronicling NEC’s contribution towards the development of the North Eastern Region over the last fifty years will also be released during the Golden Jubilee event.
The contents of this book have been gleaned from the archives of the council and from the official records of the eight member states of the council besides capturing in colour the iconic infrastructure and development works supported by the NEC in the recent past.