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CM urges youth not to abandon agriculture practice

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Shillong, Dec 10: Agriculture is and will be the ‘one’ thing that is inherent in our culture, reminded the Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma even as he called upon the educated youths to dissuade from abandoning this traditiol and cultural practices.

He said this while speaking at the Seventy Drums Wangala Festival, Rongsanggre at Bollonggitok under Betasing block in South West Garo Hills on Thursday.

In his address, the Chief Minister said that the songs and dances performed in the festival “reflect our way of life, our culture, which is agriculture” and observed that the youths in the villages tend to abandon this inherent part of our culture once they get little education.

“Agriculture is and will always be the ‘one’ thing in the world”, he said, stressing the need for educated youths to take up farming in a more viable and sustaible manner.

Stating that 80 percent of the State’s population is dependent on agriculture, Sangma also said that his government for the last few years has been giving maximum allocation of funds to this sector.

The Chief Minister also reiterated the need to revive the traditiol and moral values that used to be an intrinsic part of Garo culture and said that such values should be instilled among the youth and children to ensure that they become responsible citizens in the society.

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