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Sangma harps on need to insulate youth from negative forces

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

TURA, Aug 28: Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma on Saturday stressed the need to insulate the young generation from negative forces. Sangma also stressed in today’s situation there was no need to take up armed struggle to address one’s grievances.

The chief minister was addressing the gathering at the 100th death anniversary celebration of noted Garo politician, patriot and freedom fighter Late Soram Rongrokgre Sangma organized jointly by the 100 Years death anniversary celebration committee and Garo students union at Bakrapur in Goalpara district of Assam.

The day-long celebration was also attended by the Tura parliamentarian conrad K. Sangma, parliamentary secretaries, Cherak W. Momin, Brigady N Marak, Samuel M. Sangma and Michael T. Sangma, lone Garo legislator in Assam Dr. Numal G. Momin, chief executive member, GHADC Deng T. Sangma, other MDCs , academicians and leaders of various organizations among others.

The chief minister called Soram Sangma a selfless and compassiote leader, whose love for the people led him to give up his job to fight against the British for the rights of his community and protect their interests through non-violent means. While stressing on the need to connect with the positive past, he said that in today s age there is no longer need for taking up armed struggle to address our grievances.

When we love our community, we must also love people from other communities because no community can exist in isolation and prosperity can sustain only when all communities prosper together, he said.

On the problems faced by the people living in the contiguous Garo-habited areas of Assam, he said that people on both sides of the border share the same problems and added that the people have been given their rights and opportunities but they must also remember their responsibilities.

Tura MP, Conrad K. Sangma and MLA of Bokajan, Assam, Numal G. Momin were among others who also addressed the gathering on the occasion. (IANS)

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