Nation is not defined by its capital but by its boundaries: Kiren Rijiju

| Updated: May 05, 2017 01:00 IST

New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Ministry of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla graced the event 'India for North East People-Unity in Diversity' yesterday here at Constitution Club of India. While addressing the event, Kiren Rijiju said, "We lived in a huge diversified country. India is a multi-lingual, multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic nation. It's very colorful nation. And the people from northeast add to the beauty of this nation. We must send this message back home that doesn't feel far away from Delhi. The distance of the nation is not measure from the capital of the country. The nation is not defined by its capital but the nation is defined by its boundaries." The event was hosted by Helping Hands, a pan northeast India NGO working for the people in distress, aimed to raise the awareness towards the northeast people of India. "There is nothing called mainstream in a nation. Every society, every part of this nation has equal responsibility and equal rights within the nation. Wherever I live, wherever I stand, whatever I practice or speak, my custom, my identity is the mainstream of India. Every state, every culture is the mainstream culture and is the mainstream state of this nation. Nobody needs to think that I am more Indian than you," he further added. Members of Parliament from the northeastern states such as Mary Kom, Conrad Sangma, Ronald L and Dr. T. Meinya and many more along with the chief executives of corporates like Indigo Airlines, Vistara Airlines, Aakash Institute, Alternative Learning System (ALS), Elite IAS, SARC & Associates, BKT Academy and Films Pvt. Ltd., Chief Medical Officer, Blood Bank, AIIMS, New Delhi and bureaucrats were also present at the event. "When you do something good for your people those are helpless and distress, I think it comes automatically something called emotional integration. Because when you go out from your home from northeast, you feel somewhere or the other that you need company or need to adjust to new environment. So that problem, sometimes result into unfortunate incident. Secondly, we organized ourselves how to help ourselves when we are in need. And this Helping hands is now paying purely on youth empowerment like coaching, emergency burying the dead body and giving blood banks etc," Founding Member of Helping Hands Robin Hibu (IPS) said. The event also saw an honored of launching books 'North East-The Land of Rising Opportunities', 'Make in India' and 'Window to success-An insight into MSME sector', authored by Sunil Kumar Gupta. Apart from showcasing the rich culture and traditions of the northeast region through cultural dance troupes from the region, the glittering event also brought the launch of one of Bollywood movie 'Kasak' based on the northeast and its people, directed by Chairman of BKT Academy and Films Pvt. Ltd. Sidhant Saheb. Helping Hands took an initiative of appreciations and thanksgiving to the corporates and to those inspiring souls who have had reached out to the northeast people during their distress and in times of needs. Moreover, the event also witnessed several announcements of scholarships by eminent Author Sunil Kumar Gupta, BKT, and Greater College of Commerce for Women and SARC Associates in various streams for North East students selected by Helping Hands. (ANI)