From A Correspondent
SHILLONG, July 20: During the iuguration of the Mawlai C&RD block at Mawlai Mawtawar, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said it was another milestone in pursuit of creating access for people in the government’s developmental programmes.
Addressing the gathering as chief guest, Sangma said “This unit of government is important for initiating various important programmes of the State and the Central Government,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that there was a need to look at the existing blocks that needed to be bifurcated to remove imbalances in development and growth. He also informed the gathering that the creation of Mawlai C&RD block is the outcome of collective endeavour of all.
“The creation of the block is a humble beginning and I hope that people will be able to connect with the initiatives of the government in a better way,” he said.
Sangma also said that the wonderful backdrop in which the permanent office will be situated should be taken advantage of. He said that out of the three acres of land for the office site, one acre should be dedicated to create a facility that is befitting to the value of the place.
Sangma added that the C&RD block should also facilitate training and sensitise youth of the area about various development activities.
He said the State has improved in most sectors in the last few years and the government has been able to respond to the dreams and aspirations of the people.
“I would like to urge urged the people not to be pessimist or engage in activities that will infuse a sense of insecurity among the people. Though it is still a challenge to respond to the higher expectations of the people, especially the youth, the government is focused on creating livelihood opportunities and providing access to quality education on a sustaible basis,” Sangma said.
The Chief Minister also said that it is the collective responsibility of all to see that people are not alieted from their rights and land.
“We have laws to protect our rights and we need to be honest and sincere to the values and rights we have inherited,” he said.
The Chief Minister also handed over the first work order of Rs 25 lakh to the headman of Mawtawar and also unveiled the commemorative stone for the permanent office building, besides iugurating the temporary Mawlai C&RD block office.
It may be noted that the Mawlai C&RD Block has been bifurcated from Mylliem block and the newly iugurated block has 24 villages under it with headquarters at Mawtawar.