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All India Regional Editors Conference begins tomorrow


Jaipur: More than 100 mediapersons are expected to participate in the All India Regional Editors Conference here on Monday, which is being organised by Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and Government of India on February 1 and 2.

Media work stations are being set up to facilitate visiting media delegates and other arrangements for holding the conference nearing completion. The conference will have nine sessions on core social and infrastructure ministries of the Government of India.

The conference will be inaugurated in presence of Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in presence of Rajasthan Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Arun Chaturvedi. This will be followed by another session by Meneka Gandhi, discussing various issues and policy decisions taken by her ministry pertaining to Women and Child Development.

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Dr. Najma Heptulla will also address a session on the day, followed by other sessions by Chaudhary Birender Singh, Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation; Sudarshan Bhagat, Union Minister of State for Rural Development; Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Tourism and Culture.

The second day will open with discussion on the issues pertaining to health and family welfare by Union Minister J.P. Nadda, followed by social justice and empowerment which has seen many landmark initiatives recently by Union Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs (Disaster Management) Kiren Riijju and Union Minister of State for Development of North East Region (DoNER) Dr. Jitendra Singh will also interact with editors. The conference will conclude with an addressed by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on February 2.

During the conference senior officials from respective ministries will also be present. The participating editors will be treated to glimpses of Swachh Bharat initiative with a field visit to ChakNangal. It is an open defecation free village on the outskirts of Jaipur.