Mr Conrad  kicked-off the year-long celebration of 50 years of Meghalaya’s Statehood

Shillong, Feb 24: The Chief Minister kicked-off the year-long celebration of 50 years of Meghalaya’s Statehood by inaugurating the 5th Baghmara Challenge, an Inter-Club Basketball Tournament at the Baghmara Sports Complex and also attended the Audiovisual Exhibition on the ‘Road to 50’ curated by The Northeast India AV Archive which is part of the celebration.

Speaking on the subject, the Chief Minister commented, “We must remember the sacrifices made by our leaders because of which we are blessed with the State of Meghalaya. Younger generations tend to forget the contributions made by such leaders. We must remind ourselves of their contribution to inspire us to take on what they have started and continue it for our State”.

Siju- Rongara MLA, Shri Rakkam A Sangma said, “It is befitting that the Government has launched the year-long celebration of the 50th year of Statehood from Baghmara, the birthplace of the 1st Chief Minister of Meghalaya”. He also proposed that on the culmination of the celebration on 21st January 2022, Baghmara should hold a Mega Cultural and Sporting event to mark the occasion.

North Tura MLA, Shri Thomas A. Sangma said that the MDA Government has initiated various development projects for South Garo Hills, including, the widening and improvement of the Tura-Dalu-Baghmara road, which will reduce the time of travel and encourage visitors to explore the vast tourism potential of the region.

Also, commenting on the 50th Statehood celebrations, Shri Thomas A. Sangma said, “Baghmara is the birthplace of Captain Sangma, the architect of Meghalaya. The celebration of ‘The Road to Fifty’ from Baghmara is befitting for the State”. He also urged the youth to learn the ancient and traditional practices of the Garos, so that the rich and diverse culture of the tribe is preserved.

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