This is the first seminar in Delhi that will have national leaders speaking on the issue of Gorkhaland. Congress Rajya Sabha member Mani Shankar Aiyar, Darjeeling MP and former union minister Jaswant Singh, former minister of state and Lok Sabha member Ajay Maken, former union Home Secretary RK Singh, TRS politburo member and former Lok Sabha member Vinod Kumar and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha spokesperson and MLA Harka Bahadur Chettri. Senior journalist Swaraj Thapa will moderate the proceedings .
There will be a second session on the issue of Indian Gorkha identity where the speakers are eminent cinematographer Binod Pradhan who has directed the camera for "Bhag Milkha Bhag" and "Rang De Basanti", former Indian hockey team captain Bharat Chetri, author Prajwal Parajuly author of “The Gurkha's daughter”), Sonam Sherpa, lead guitarist of "Parikrama" and senior journalist Joel Rai.
Basic objective is to influence public opinion and mould views of the political class as well as executive on the issue of separate state of Gorkhaland comprising #Darjeeling and surrounding areas. The idea is to help clear misperceptions relating to Gorkhaland issue through seminars, public discussion, debate, research and publications.
DARJEELING FOUNDATION invite you and your friends to attain Seminar on "GORKHALAND and the Demand for Smaller States & Indian Gorkha Identity; Mainstreaming and the fight against stereotyping".
Venue- Nehru Memorial Museum & Library Auditorium, Teen Maruti House, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-11
Date & Time- Sep 22, 2013; 10 am to 4:30 pm.
Session 1. Gorkhaland & the demand of smaller states:-
Shri Jaswant Singh, Former Union Minister and Darjeeling MP,
Shri Ajay Maken- former Union Minister and MP,
Shri Mani Shanker Aiyar- Rajya Sabha MP,
Shri B Vinod Kumar- Telengana Rashtra Samithi member and former MP,
Shri RK Singh- former Union Home secretary,
Shri Harka Bahadur Chettry- GJMM Spokesperson and Kalimpong MLA,
Session 2. Indian Gorkha Identity; Mainstreaming and the fight against stereotyping:-
Shri Binod Pradhan- Cinematographer in Bollywood (Bhag Milka Bhag, Rang de Basanti),
Shri Bharat Chettry- Former captain of Indian Hockey team,
Shri Prajwal Parajuly- Author of "The Gorkha daughter" based on Oxford,
Shri Sonam Sherpa- Musician & Member of Parikrma- Delhi most famous rock Band,
Shri Joel Rai- Associate Editor, The Business Standard,
Shri Swaraj Thapa, Senior Journalist will moderate both the session.
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