Join forces to reconstruct state, governor exhorts political parties

Join forces to reconstruct state, governor exhorts political parties
Governor P Sathasivam during his inaugural speech at the 'Keralam Nale' summit. Photo: Manoj Chemancheri
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Thiruvananthapuram: A single-minded focus on post-flood relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction activities is what Kerala needs at this juncture, Governor P Sathasivam said here on Thursday.

Inaugurating ‘Keralam Naale’, a development summit jointly organised by Malayala Manorama daily and Manorama News channel, he exhorted political parties to stand together, setting aside all differences and putting an end to controversies, and take an active role in the state’s reconstruction.

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Shashi Tharoor MP speaking at the 'Keralam Nale' development summit.

“Construction works should be launched with the funds available. The Centre has promised to release more financial aid,” he said.

The key aspect of the summit was brainstorming sessions and panel discussions featuring experts from different fields and leaders representing all major political parties.

Join forces to reconstruct state, governor exhorts political parties
Johny Lukose, Director News, Manorama News, CPM State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, BJP state president P S Sreedharan Pillai, KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran, and IBS executive chairman V K Mathews at the 'Keralam Nale' development summit organized jointly by Malayala Manorama and Manorama News. Photo: Manoj Chemancheri

Shashi Tharoor MP presided over the inaugural ceremony while chief secretary Tom Jose delivered the keynote address. Malayala Manorama Executive Editor Jayant Mammen Mathew welcomed the gathering and Manorama News Director Johny Lukose proposed a vote of thanks.

Join forces to reconstruct state, governor exhorts political parties
(From Left) Malayala Manorama Chief Editor and Managing Director Mammen Mathew, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala and Industries Minister E P Jayarajan. Photo: Manoj Chemancheri

The summit was attended by prominent personalities including NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, KPCC president Mullapally Ramachandran, BJP state president P S Sreedharan Pillai and IBS executive chairman V K Mathews took part in the session which discussed the need for unity among different stakeholders to propel the state's growth.

Join forces to reconstruct state, governor exhorts political parties
CPM State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran, BJP state president P S Sreedharan Pillai, and IBS executive chairman V K Mathews at the 'Keralam Nale' development summit.

The valedictory function was inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan later in the day. Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala delivered the keynote address. K Jose Cyriac, T Balakrishnan and G Vijayaraghavan presented the suggestions and recommendations evolved at the summit.

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