Dr Jitendra Singh presents Coffee Table Book on Northeast to the Prime Minister
New Delhi: The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here today presented to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the first of its kind, Northeast coffee table book prepared by North Eastern Council (NEC). The Secretary, NEC, Shri Ram Muivah was also present.
The book contains a pictorial depiction of the exclusive features of each of the eight States of Northeast and its highlight is Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Shillong on 27th May this year, which assumes historic importance because it happened to be the first time after 40 years that a Prime Minister had attended the Plenary Meeting of North Eastern Council at Shillong which is the headquarters of the Council. The last Prime Minister to do so was Shri Morarji Desai in the year 1977.
Briefing about the 108 page volume book, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the book has been titled “A story of sagacity and success” and its creation was possible because of the inspiration and patronage personally provided by Shri Narendra Modi. He said, when the present government took over in May 2014, the North Eastern Council headquarters in Shillong had not been visited by any Union Minister from Delhi for the last 10 years, while the North-Eastern Council meeting at Shillong had not been attended by any Prime Minister for the last 40 years.