|04 November 2017|
Press Release No. 1131/17
CHIEF MINISTER LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR ECO RESORT AT NONGKHLAW
Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma laid the foundation stone for "the Eco Resort at Nongkhlaw" on 3rd November 2017 at the "The Krem Tirot Festival 2017" at Madan Bir, Nongkhlaw in the presence of Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism Shri Kennedy C Khyriem and MLA of Mairang Constituency Shri Metbah Lyngdoh. Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma said that Nongkhlaw with its historical significance has a huge potential of positioning itself as a unique exclusive destination for promoting Culture Tourism. He said tourism as a sector has to be driven by all the stakeholders and the Government has to play the role of a facilitator.
The Chief Minister also informed that a project called the Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Centre at Nongkhlaw has already been sanctioned by the Government, however the process of tendering and work allotment is yet to be done. "Opportunity for all through sustainable tourism is the agenda of Government" he said. Dr Sangma also stated that our traditional way of life and vibrant culture are strengths which can add value to various products in the tourism sector and is looking forward to see that Nongkhlaw acts as a catalysed in promoting Meghalaya as one of the most favoured destinations. The Syiem of Hima Nongklaw, Paiem Phrestar Manik Syiemlieh also submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister during the occasion.
Press Release No. 1132/17
CHIEF MINISTER ADDRESSES THE STUDENTS OF TIROT SING MEMORIAL COLLEGE
Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma addressed the students of the Tirot Sing Memorial College at Mairang at the closing ceremony of the College Week on Friday and encouraged the students to engage themselves in co-curricular activities so as to explore their respective potentialities. The Chief Minister stressed on the importance of providing not only quality education to the youth of the state, but to also see as to how education can cater to the needs of the young minds in providing attractive spaces for providing job opportunities.
He also informed that the Government have restructured a new concept of Community College, where the community as a stakeholder will play the vital role in running of the institutions and the Government will only be acting as a facilitator and regulator to ensure the desired objective of the Community College is fructifying. " We want to ensure that Meghalaya position itself as a state where you have educational institutions which are self sufficient and self reliant "said the Chief Minister. Dr. Sangma also said that the educational sector of the state should be a brand in itself and attract students from various parts of the country, thereby paving the way for the future growth and prosperity of the state. Earlier the Principal of the college Dr. P. R. Lyngdoh Lyngkhoi submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister.
Others present at the event were MLA of Mairang Constituency Metbah Lyngdoh, Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board Dr. Eureka F P Lyngdoh, the Syiem of Hima Nongkhlaw, Pa'iem Phrestar Manik Syiemlieh and the Deputy Commissioner of West Khasi Hills Arunkumar Kembhavi.