Conference of country-wide legislators begins in Parliament

RSTV Bureau
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Deputy Speaker Thambidurai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union minister Anantha Kumar at National Legislator's Conference, Central Hall, Parliament of India, March 10, 2018.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Deputy Speaker Thambidurai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union minister Anantha Kumar at National Legislator’s Conference, Central Hall, Parliament of India, March 10, 2018.

The two-day National Legislator’s Conference began in New Delhi on Saturday at the Central Hall of Parliament. A brain child of Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the coveted event was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning.

Ms Mahajan, followed by Prime Minister opened the event with their address.

Vice President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha, M Venkaiah Naidu will be addressing the legislators on Sunday at the closing ceremony of the two-day event.

200 MLAs from twenty state assemblies are expected to take part at the first of its kind National Legislators Conference. Ms Mahajan selected 18 young MPs and leaders for the core group that will host the two-day conference. 8 speakers from different state assemblies will also address the event.

The two day event is termed as a platform for the MPs, MLAs and MLCs to share their success stories and to give their perspective on developmental issues in light of sustainable development goals

Many senior central ministers including Arun Jaitley, JP Nadda, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Prakash Javadekar are slated to address the legislators. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu will address the Valedictory session on Sunday afternoon at the Central Hall.

Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant too gave a presentation of development model being adopted in 101 most backward districts.

In 2016 a similar initiative by Lok Sabha Speaker had resulted in another first of its kind convention of women legislators representing nearly all state assemblies.