Jaipur, Jan 31: Stage has been set for All India Regional Editors Conference in Jaipur with the arrival of regional editors from across the country to deliberate on social sector issues. Over 100 media persons are expected to arrive. Media work stations are being set up to facilitate visiting media delegates and other arrangements for holding the conference nearing completion. The conference being organised by Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, and Government of India in Jaipur on 1st & 2ndof February 2016 will have nine sessions on core social & infrastructure Ministries of the Government of India. The conference will begin tomorrow with inaugural session by Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, the Union Minister for Women & Child Development in the presence of Dr.ArunChaturvedi, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of Rajasthan. This will be followed by another session by Smt Meneka Gandhi discussing various issues and policy decisions taken by her Ministry pertaining to Women & Child Development.
Dr.Najma Heptulla, Union Minister for Minority Affairs 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, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, Union Minister of State for Rural Development, Shri Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture(independent charge).
Second day will open with discussion on the issues pertaining to Health & Family Welfare by Union Minister Shri J.P.Nadda, followed by Social Justice & Empowerment which has seen many landmark initiatives recently by Union Minister Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot. Shri Kiren Riijju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs (Disaster Management) and Dr.Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State for Development of North East Region.(DoNER) will also interact with editors.The conference will conclude with the session to be addressed by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping on 2nd of February 2016. 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.