Academic exposure at LSE is an experience on skills for growth and development: Conrad

Shillong, November 08: Tura Lok Sabha MP Conrad K. Sangma today said that his academic exposure at London School of Economics (LSE) has been an enriching experience as lesson on “skills for growth and development”, “growth and sustainability” and “urban governance and smart cities” with respect to Indian context were of immense benefit.

He said that such academic exposure shapes their ideas and motivates them to carry forward the agenda for social and transformative change in the society.“I am happy that I was given an opportunity along with eight other MPs to attend the academic programme by the British High Commission at LSE. We have lot of common goals and interest and such academic exposure keep us updated with what is happening around globally”, he said.

During the weeklong academic programme at LSE, the MPs engaged with the professors of the academia and discussed on issues related to sustainable development goals to push the agenda of growth considering the importance of environment, conservation and bio-diversity. The MPs also discussed on common issues of Brexit like trade and services, bilateral relations etc.

The India team comprised of Conrad K. Sangma along with Jayadev Galla of Andhra Pradesh, Kamlesh Paswan of Uttar Pradesh, P K Biju of Kerala, Ravneet Singh of Punjab, Narendra Sawaikar of Goa, R. Radhakrishnan of Puducherry and Nadimul Haque of West Bengal.

As part of the programme, the MPs were also given an opportunity to take part in the Prime Minister’s Question Time. They also interacted with High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner of India at London.

Conrad Sangma stated that an academic trip enables a young MP like him to understand world politics, bilateral relations for mutual cooperation and pushes their adrenaline to work for the people with common goal and agenda.

“It is a great practices that MPs from across the world get to meet each other at such programmes and foster relationship and engages in discussion which centres around social cohesion, peace building and economic transformation”, he added.The delegation also had interaction with Minister of State for Asia Pacific Mark Field.

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