The HFU expand the organization to Garo Hills, Mr Micheal elelcted as preisdent

Shillong, August 26: The Hill Farmers Union (HFU) Central Body members under the leadership of its President Shri Commander Shangpliang visited West Garo Hill District to understand the problem face by the farmer of Garo Hills.

The Union on Saturday held a meeting at Jengjal under Rongram Block, hundreds of farmers attended the meeting. During the meeting Leaders of the Union Shri Commander Shangliang President and Alfondbirth Kharsyntiew General Secretary highlited the aim and objective of the Union and also the achievement during the last two years.

“we have come here to meet you all the farmers not for our personal interest or self-benefit, but we have come here to wake up all the farmers of Garo hills who are still sleeping and voiceless, that it is a high time to stand united together as farmers and raise with the same voice on the issues concern us” said Alfondbirth Kharsyntiew General Secretary of the union during his speech.

He said that farmers should united as one so as to be able to solve the problem. No one can solve our problem until and unless we unite together he added.

HFU President of Nongstoin Block highlighted the achievement of the Union for being able to convince the Government to set up the Meghalaya Farmers Welfare Commission and also recognised black paper, bay leaf as agriculture produce and also broom stick as agro forest product which are the main point of demand of the union after the Farmer Parliament held last years.

President of the HFU central body Commander Shangpliang in his speech said that farmers of khasi Hills and Garo Hills are the same and should not be allow anyone who is trying to divide the farmers.

He said that the Union aims and objective is not only to raise the issues of the farmers before the authority but to also provide farmers knowledge on the modern way of farming besides looking at better marketing for the produces.

He said that the Union is very hopeful that the government will fulfil others demands submitted to the government base on the farmer’s parliaments. He also inform that this year the Union will hold the  2nd Farmers Parliament in Garo hill to enable the farmers raise the issues concern the farmers of Garo hills region.

After the meeting, executive committee members of HFU Rongram Block was also elected. The President of HFU Rongram Block is Micheal G Momin, Vice president Dalsing Samgma, General Secretary Bonseng Marak, Assistant Secretary Chakman Marak, Treasurer Smt Albina Marak.

The HFU has also elected 15 executive members were also elected President of the Central body Commander Shangpliang administered the oath to the newly executive committee members of Rongram Block. The Farmers decided to support the Union and raise issued before the concern authority.

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