Young Leaders Connect 4th Edition New Delhi

The fourth edition of Young Leaders Connect with a theme ‘A Strong North-East is India’s Asset’ was held in India Habitat Centre in Delhi in the presence of many eminent achievers from the eight Northeastern states.

The fourth edition of YLC-4 saw attendance of young leaders and achievers from different fields including business, social work, politics, media, culture and academics, sports etc from NE and across the country. The conclave with six sessions discussed various topics, ranging from ‘ Misunderstood North-East (Information Vs knowledge)’, ‘How much diversity (Race, Culture & Beliefs) are we prepared to accept’, ‘Re-branding the image of the NE region’, to deliberating on “ a new economic and developmental road map’.

Hon’ble Union Mos Kiren Rijiju delivering the key note address chaired by Bhaichung Bhutia.






National Film Awardee (Best Actress) Geetanjali Thapa with Bhaichung Bhutia. Geetanjali’s film Liar’s Dice is nominated to the Oscars for Best Foreign Film.
Misplaced Media Misunderstood Northeast Information Vs Knowledge (Revisiting media and media-persons roles and responsibilities Engagement level of regional media with mainstream)


The Drivers of Tomorrow North East Economic and Development growth. (Why is NE still bleeding and impoverished even after 68 years of independence ? Have planning failed ? New Road map for NE region.) Chair: Hasina Kharbhih Ashoka Fellow/Aspen Fellow (MD Impulse Social Enterprise ) Panel speakers: Gaurav Gogoi (Hon’ble Member of Parliament) Bhairavi Jani (Director SCA Group) Bjorn Deneise , Director Mayfair Hotels.




How much diversity are we prepared to accept “Diversity is not just Gender but Race, Cultures and Beliefs. (Do NE people feel alienated once they step out of NE states? ) Chair: Karma Paljor (Editor Business, CNN – IBN)
Panel speakers: Binalakshmi Nepram (Founder, Women Gun Survivors Network ) Robin Hibu (Joint Commissioner of Police, Nodal Officer for North East People, Delhi &- Incharge of Special Police Unit for North East Delhi Police. Hasina Kharbih (MD Impulse Social Enterprise ) Jarpum Gamlin (CEO, Eastern Sentinel )
Re-branding the image of North-East. Chair: Mnhonlumo Kikon (Hon’ble MLA Nagaland) with the panel of speakers.
Co-Chairs Member of Parliament Sushmita Dev and Pradyot Deb Barma , Maharaja of Tripura with Minister Kiren Rijiju.

Young Leaders Connect seeks to develop greater awareness and understanding essentially through ‘connect’ ‘exchange andstrengthen’ of issues that affect political, social and economic development of our country viz-a-viz the Northeast, from young leaders’ perspective.

YLC-1 and YLC-2 were held in Kohima, Nagaland and YLC-3 in Guwahati,  Assam.

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