History

The Asian Confluence is an initiative of DivyaJeevan Foundation (DJF). In 1996, DJF emerged as a formalized society engaged in the public policy issues to study the unique issues in the Northeast and Eastern India. In 2006 – a landmark event of the DJF was proposed that culminated in a conference titled “Development of Eastern India – Strategic Issues in a National Perspective” in May 2007. Inaugurated by the then President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the conference discussed amongst many things the unique geo-strategic location of the North Eastern region of India in overall Asia. The unique potential of the region could be realized with the strategic collaborations with India’s Eastern front. Several round table meets were held as a follow up in Shillong, Tura, Guwahati, Kolkata and Delhi. As an outcome, it was decided to have a permanent center in the region. In 2010, Asian Confluence was launched to facilitate the vision drawn at the conference to promote an open space for cultural, economic and intellectual exchanges towards creating better understanding of the North Eastern and Eastern region of India in the larger context of India as an emerging player in East Asian geopolitics and stable partner in the prosperity of the Indo Pacific Region.