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NPP launches social media campaign — One Voice, One North East

SHILLONG, APR 6 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 4/6/2019 12:54:25 PM IST

The National People’s Party (NPP) has launched its social media campaign to ‘enlighten’ the electorates across Northeast on its agenda with the theme — “One Voice, One Northeast”. 

The party has prioritized rural economy, education, youth and employment, promoting Northeast, education, environment and health as its key focus in their campaign – “Agenda for Northeast 2019”. 

The three point agenda of the campaign — (a) to commit to the cause of indigenous people, minorities and the marginalized; (b) to ensure that the indigenous people and the minorities assert their ‘political say’; (c) to push for a strong political voice from the region to safeguard the interest of the people of Northeast. 

On rural economy, the party envisage on the potential that lies in the rural areas of the Northeast and would push for a holistic development of the rural economy with particular focus on agriculture, horticulture and allied sector. On youth and employment, the party states that it would encourage investment in private sector in tourism, hospitality, agriculture and IT. It also says that the party will formulate an ambitious policy to empower youth with different business and livelihood opportunities linked to rich resources of the region. On promoting Northeast, the party says that North East India is a kaleidoscope of cultural and linguistic diversity. Each state of the region has its distinctive heritage and tradition. 

It is a melting pot of indigenous communities and their faith. NPP envisages to promote and safeguard the interest of the indigenous people. On agriculture and logistics, the party would lay its importance and thrust on the indigenous agricultural practices, which are climate friendly and also replicate ideas and scientific interventions to boost agriculture..

On education, the party said in its campaign that quality of education has posed a major hurdle for development. The party underlines the principle of ensuring holistic development of the society with emphasis on elementary, secondary to higher education vis-à-vis professional and vocational education system.

On environment, the campaign says that climate change poses a real challenge to our society, our economy and our national security. The party endeavour will be to mitigate climate change and protect the rich natural resources, and ensure that the quality of our air, water, and land for current and future generations.  From investing in clean energy to protecting our ecosystems, NPP said it is working to address the biggest environmental challenges, paving the way to a sustainable India.

On healthcare, the prevailing scenario of healthcare facilities in India is a major challenge for the people, especially those living below the poverty line and the marginalized section. 

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