North East Leaders Connect Adopts “Tawang Declaration” to Ensure Sustainable Harnessing of the Region’s Abundant Natural Resources

Tawang, November 1, 2021: At the Tenth Anniversary of the North East Leaders Connect meet in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, on 31st Oct and 1st Nov 2021, the core members adopt the ‘Tawang Declaration’. The declaration reads as follows:

“North East Leaders Connect believes that North East India is endowed with tremendous natural beauty and geo-strategic importance. The region has inherent potential particularly in the fields of tourism, organic agriculture, horticulture, food processing, handicrafts, music, sports and IT enabled services. It is important to harness the region’s abundant natural resources in a sustainable and scientific manner, while keeping the local ecology in mind. Achieving this goal will ensure a stronger, resilient and progressive India.”

Guided by the principal understanding that the youth are the future and key to ensuring any sustainable intervention, North East Leaders Connect shall continue to bring together various young minds and leaders. They will be provided a platform to network, be mentored and collaborate towards building a vibrant, dynamic and cohesive North East.

Founding members of the collective include Kiren Rijiju,  Union Minister of Law and Justice, Pema Khandu, Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh, Conrad Sangma, Football player Baichung Bhutia etc.