Dimapur, July 31 (EMN): In what may be termed as a significant development for the citizens especially the youth of Dimapur, founder of YouthNet, Hekani Jakhalu, has submitted a detailed proposal for a mega youth multipurpose complex in Naharbari, Dimapur, to the union minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Thakur.
An update from YouthNet stated that the proposal was submitted based on the ‘in principle approval’ by the union minister earlier following discussion with the Naharbari Village Council.
Hekani was accompanied by Gaurav Gogoi, Lok Sabha Member of Parliament and son of the late Tarun Gogoi, former Chief Minister of Assam. Gaurav Gogoi is also a member of the North East Leaders Connect – a group comprising of young professionals/achievers/leaders of North East working together towards holistic and sustainable growth of the region.
It mentioned that Young Leaders Connect was launched by YouthNet in 2011 in Kohima and its 9th edition would be held in Imphal in October with chief minister of Manipur, Biren Singh, as the chief patron.
The founding members of North East Leaders Connect included Union Minister Khiren Rijiju, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma, chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu, Baichung Bhutia, MP from Assam Sushmita Dev, and among others.