Nagaland chief minister T.R. Zeliang has received the award for ‘Lifetime Achievement in Transformation’ at the 6th Global Leadership Awards 2016 ceremony, which was held at Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Hotel, Bali, Indonesia on April 23, 2016.
A press statement issued by media cell, CMO, stated that Zeliang was selected for the award by a panel of renowned professionals from all parts of the world. The event was organised by the Leaders International, a high profile business magazine and co-organised by American Leadership Development Association, a US-based NGO that showcases leadership at large around the globe. According to the organisers of the event, the awardees were selected in various categories based on their leadership qualities and contributions to their fields in the last three years or so, media cell stated. “The objective is to provide space for Next Gen leaders and to bring to their awareness that leadership starts from Day One,” media cell quoted the organisers as saying.
Earlier in the day, Zeliang met several prominent personalities and global leaders. Zeliang also exchanged pleasantries with Prince of Selangor, Malaysia, Sultan Sulaiman.
Prince Sulaiman expressed pleasure that most of the people from the Northeast Indian States have similar culture, tradition and racial looks with the Southeast Asian nations.
Possible trade and commerce opportunities were discussed and both agreed that detailed discussions should be held again for mutual benefit of the regions they represent, media cell stated. Later in the afternoon, Zeliang met Dr Mazlan, CEO of the Institute of Darul Ridzwan, Economic and Political Research, State of Perak (Malaysia), media cell stated.
They discussed the significance of the Government of India’s Act East Policy and the opportunities that the policy entailed for the region, particularly the Northeastern States.
The chief minister said that the Northeastern States should become the hub of commercial activities in the light of the Government of India’s policy and not a mere corridor through which trade and commerce take place but benefits pass away from the people of the region.
The chief minister also met the Economic Advisor to the King of Abu Dhabi, Princess Badaria.