FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, Oct 4: The Central Puja Committee’s annual “Get-Together of Harmony” function was held today at MJ Tower, Morellow Compound in Shillong on Tuesday.
Meghalaya Governor, V Shanmugathan graced the function as Chief Guest and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Chief Justice, High Court of Meghalaya as Guest of Honour. The programme organised by the Pragati Sangha Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee (PSSDPC), Shillong.
Addressing the gathering, the Governor said he is pained to see young mothers being abandoned by their husbands and who have to fend for the children.
“No mother should live in distress nor should they experience the pain of loneliness, we have to unite and take this responsibility so that there are no more abandoned mothers in the State,” he said.
The Governor also said that the purpose of the annual get together it is to extend the hand of friendship to everyone without hostility and also to spread the feeling of unity and oneness.
Chief Justice, High Court of Meghalaya, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, the Governor accompanied by the religious leaders of different faiths lighted the ceremonial lamp and led the gathering in the All Faith Prayer.
The Governor also presented the CPC’s ‘Sarad Sanman’ Award to Ram Gopal Agarwal, a Social Worker.
Also during the programme, the founder member of the PSSDPC, SC g was felicitated by Justice Dinesh Maheshwari.
Roshan Warjri, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr M Ampareen Lyngdoh, Information and Public Relations Minister, Justice VP Vaish, Judge, High Court of Meghalaya, Dr Jemino Mawthoh, MLA and Mas Chaudhuri, former Minister was also present at the get together function.
Other highlights of the function include iuguration of the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the PSSDPC, presentation of songs and cultural programmes.