LS speaker to lead indian parliamentary delegation to 65th commonwealth parliamentary conference to be held in halifax, canada from 20 to 26 august

New Delhi: An Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by Shri Om Birla Speaker, Lok Sabha and consisting of Shri Anurag Sharma, MP (Lok Sabha) & CPA Executive Committee Member; Smt Sunita Duggal, MP (Lok Sabha) & CWP Steering Committee Member; Shri Neeraj Shekhar, MP (Rajya Sabha), Shri Santosh Kumar, MP (Lok Sabha); Shri Anubhav Mohanty, MP (Lok Sabha); Dr. Kanimozhi NVN Somu, MP (Rajya Sabha) and Shri Utpal Kumar Singh, Secretary General, Lok Sabha will be attending the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference scheduled to be held in Halifax, Canada from 20 to 26 August, 2022. The Conference will also be attended by 23 Presiding Officers and 16 Secretaries from State Legislatures from India who are also members of CPA.

During the Conference, 08 Workshops will be held on various subjects. Shri Om Birla , Speaker, Lok Sabha will participate as a panelist in the Workshop ‘C’ titled  “A People’s Parliament: Accessibility through Innovation”.

The Executive Committee of CPA will be meeting during the course of the Conference which will be attended by Shri Anurag Sharma, MP, Lok Sabha as an Executive Member from India Union Branch along with two other Regional Representatives in the CPA Executive Committee from Indian Region namely, Shri Bishwajit Daimery, Speaker, Assam Legislative Assembly and Smt. Ritu Khanduri Bhushan, Speaker, Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha.

Smt. Sunita Duggal, MP, Lok Sabha would be attending the meeting of “Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Steering Committee”. She will also be a Panelist at the CWP Conference session on the topic “Empowering Women Parliamentarians and Promoting Diversity/Intersectionality”.

Other Members of Delegation including Presiding Officers from State Legislatures will also participate in various other Workshops and the General Assembly of the Conference.

During the Visit, the Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha will also interact with his counterparts from other commonwealth countries to discuss the matters of mutual interest and parliamentary cooperation. Speaker, Lok Sabha will also interact with business community and Indian Diaspora during his stay in Halifax.