12 February, Indore
A two-day conference of Parliamentary speakers of South Asian nations will be held here in Madhya Pradesh on February 18-19, officials said on Sunday. Indore is the Parliamentary constituency of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
Parliamentary presiding officers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will participate in the meet along with hosts India, and will discuss various issues related to democratic and Parliamentary affairs, an official said
The arrangements related to the conference were reviewed at a high-level meeting here on Saturday by officials from the Lok Sabha Secratariat.
The conference will be held in Indore for the first time. Prior to this, the meet was organised at places like New Delhi, Mumbai, and Goa. The conference will also witness a cultural programme depicting India’s heritage.
Those attending the conference will also be taken out for an excursion to historical and tourist places, mainly Lal Bagh Palace and Rajbara, in Indore and Mandu in Dhar district of the state.