CM exhorts youths to participate in ATAL Conclave

ITANAGAR, Aug 25: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has invited youths in the age group of 18 to 30 years to engage proactively in areas of public policy and governance by participating in the ATAL Conclave scheduled to be held from 22 to 24 September.
He called upon the youths to get themselves registered by logging on to
The ATAL (Arunachal Transformation & Aspirational Leadership) Conclave would provide a platform to help tap the potential of the state’s youths to contribute towards ideation of policies, creating a proactive demand for suitable policies, proposing solutions to existing challenges, engage in live chats and discussions, hanging out with leaders for their feedback and commitment on the proposals and solutions, and, finally, culminating it all through opportunity to work with leaders/government to put the selected ideas to action.
It would provide an opportunity to around 150 youths of Arunachal Pradesh, working in teams, to put their heads together, based on the theme of ‘Vision 2040: Opportunities and challenges for New Arunachal’, and come up with ideas and policy proposals during the deliberations on five to six key thematic areas.
The conclave will consist of a three-day congregation of 1000 youth participants from across the state. The participants will brainstorm and present their ideas, proposals and solutions before expert panels.
Further, interactive sessions with key policymakers, bureaucrats, sectoral experts, thought leaders, and grassroots change-makers are planned to be hosted during the conclave.
“Any such initiative would necessarily strike a chord with the youth when senior functionaries and public representatives would interact closely with the future generation of the state,” Pema observed.
He said that around 40 percent of the population of Arunachal Pradesh in the active age group of 18-30 years who thrive with ideas and suggestions for the betterment of the nation and their state require a credible podium to share their ideas and have meaningful dialogue with leaders and policy makers in the government.
Earlier, the chief minister had made the budget preparation exercise participatory and inclusive, so that it mirrors the voice of all sections of society.
The exercise of consultation in December, 2017, for the first time in the history of Arunachal Pradesh, was organized through a policy conclave themed ‘Dream Change Arunachal 2027’, which saw an overwhelming participation of over 1000 delegates, including progressive farmers, educationists, and experts from all over the country.
It touched upon the key policy areas which actually formed the soul of the following year’s budget.
Enthused by the results of these consultations, the state has decided to make deliberative conclaves a regular feature, focusing on specific sectors of economy.
Prior to the ATAL Conclave, a ‘mini boot camp’ with selected participants would be held at Itanagar from 19 to 21 September.
Vision India Foundation would partner the government of Arunachal Pradesh in organizing the conclave.