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Poorvanchal Summit in JNU Campus

Posted in JNU by Vik on February 6, 2010

A public meeting was organised in the JNU Campus yesterday on the issue of Poorvanchal state in UP. MP and minister R.N.P. Singh, MP Kamal Kishore, JNU Professors Shri Sanjay Pandey and P.K. Yadav, Congress leader Nadeem Javed, Sagar Azmi and others were present.

It was a nice decent public meeting and I was there without any planning (I am also not from UP) with my friend Wasiul Haque. It was not necessarily about the need to carve out the state of Poorvanchal out of the state of UP but more about exploring the various options for development in the region.

The meeting was full of humour, laughter and smiles. No speaker tried to bore the audience and the minister himself was keen on an interaction session with students (including in Bhojpuri). Students asked a lot of questions (a girl vehemently forwarded the cause of Telangana to which the minister was quite positive). Mr. Wasi raised the issue of dirt and filth in the Bhojpuri songs and movies which was met with laughter.

I had shot many pics of the event but unfortunately I formatted the drive accidently! 😦

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  1. Pawan Kumar Singh said, on March 8, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Dear Vikas,

    I am from UP and working for the Development of Purvanchal region. Pl do connect me with the concern persons if it is possible.

    Pawan Kumar Singh
    Founder President – Purvanchal Vikas Foundation

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