Ampati, November 27: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on November 27 laid the base for a dedicated college of Science and Commerce including the Maternity and Child Health (M&CH) Hospital at Mahendraganj. Dr Sangma was accompanied by Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Zenith Sangma, Government Chief Whip Winnerson D Sangma, Mahendraganj MLA Dikkanchi D Shira and GHADC CEM Boston Marak.
The M&CH hospital will be constructed at Mahendraganj while the dedicated college of Science and Commerce will be constructed at a land, donated by the Nokma of Baksapara, few kilometers from Mahendraganj.
Addressing the gathering, CM Sangma said that the Education department has the highest number of government employees in terms of human resources, that has the potential to be developed into an advantage and as such the government has put more focus into the sector. “Education and health are the basis of any socio economic development and the government has left no stones unturned to improve the sectors in the state” he said.
Speaking on the government’s decision to open the educational institution at Baksapara, Dr Sangma stated that there was an urgent need to reverse the trend of migration of the youth in search of higher education to urban settlement. “Educational institutions need not be clustered in urban settlements such as the state capital but evenly distributed throughout the districts so that the youth are ensured equal opportunities to pursue higher studies” Dr Sangma added.
The CM said that the M&CH Hospital and the Science & Commerce college would act as the hub of future development in the region.
Speaking on the occasion local MLA Dikkanchi D Shira lauded the government for its efforts to deliver the aims and aspirations of the people. “The institutions will be a legacy dedicated to the people by the government” she said.