GUWAHATI, June 12 - FICCI FLO North East felicitated Lok Sabha MP Queen Oja – who is its past chairperson and currently a member – on June 11 at Vivanta by Taj here, according to a press release issued today. A mock parliament was also held on the occasion.
In her welcome address FICCI FLO chairperson Dr Srutimala Duara expressed hope that Oja would be able to present the issues and problems confronting Assam in Parliament.
Referring to the mock parliament Dr Duara said, “The mock parliament is being organised to talk about the issues of Assam that we all want to be raised in the Parliament by her. And it is also to be a learning experience for our FLO members of the proceedings in the Parliament.”
The felicitation programme was conducted by FLO vice chairperson Suruchi Agarwal, who also read out the rules of the parliament proceedings.
Oja spoke about her journey as a politician and assured that she would give her best to put up some of the vital problems plaguing this region and work for the good of her State.
Joyshree Das Verma was the Speaker of the mock parliament. The members of FLO took their seats as the ruling party and opposition. Some were given the role of various ministers and they too were questioned on different issues related to their respective departments.
MP Oja responded to the questions on tourism development, flash floods, infrastructure problems, terrorism, etc. The proceedings were held in Hindi and English. The session turned out to be interesting and stormy, the press release claimed. FLO senior vice chairperson Juhie Saboo offered the vote of thanks.