Mr Conrad  lay the foundation stone for Orchid Production Unit in Upper Shillong

Shillong, Dec 5: The  Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Shri Conrad K. Sangma and Urban Affairs Minister, Shri Hamletson Dohling today laid a foundation stone for Orchidarium and Orchid Production Unit respectively here at IBSD, 6th Mile, Upper Shillong.

Addressing the gathering as Chief Guest, the Chief Minister said that the Orchidarium and the Orchid Production Unit will have a huge impact on the lives of local entrepreneurs and will be viable and a profitable business. Stating that tourists all over the world have a connection with orchids, the Chief Minister said that it will be a game changer for the tourism sector.

Meghalaya, being a diverse State, there is a need to explore other business potentials, he added. Around 800 species of orchids are available in the State, yet we tend to import from other countries, he said.

It is a challenge and there is a need  to realize that there is a need to create a bigger and sustainable eco-system and for that it is pertinent to coordinate with entrepreneurs and have a seamless connectivity with the rest of India and the world.

The Chief Minister in his words of encouragement to the students, who were present at the programme, urged them to have a purpose driven life. Whatever you do, it should be driven by purpose and passion, he said. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Meghalaya, Shri Y. S. Shullai, Director, IBSD, Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo and Vice Chancellor, NEHU, Prof. S. K. Srivastava was also present at the programme.


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