SHILLONG: National President of National People's Party (NPP) Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday said that it is important to ensure that there is democratic participation of the youth when it comes to State and nation building.
He made the statement during the youth convention organized by the National People's Youth Front (NPYF) at U Soso Tham Auditorium. The convention was attended by youth members from different parts of the State.
He said that the engagement of the youth was very crucial not just in a political party, but for the larger goal and interest of serving the society.
Reminding the gathering on the wisdom of Late Purno Agitok Sangma, the NPP chief said, "Each individual has to work with a sense of purpose and intention. We have to have a vision and work to achieve the goal. As youth, we cannot be randomly working but with a concerted effort to achieve our goals."
He ignited the youth with a thought that each of them should work with a passion and purpose to serve not only the party, but the society and contribute in nation building. "We have to work together for the larger goal to serve the State and contribute to nation building," he stressed.
On allegation by the Opposition that NPP has cheated the people on the Assam-Meghalaya border pact, Conrad K Sangma said, "If we have cheated the people of the State, people would not be leaving their party and joining our party. They (Opposition) need to question themselves and see what they are doing or what they have done."
Terming that the decision on the Assam-Meghalaya border pact was not easy, he said, "It was a very difficult decision but with consultation with our colleagues we took the bold decision and have moved forward to resolve the border issue."
Quoting a line from a movie which says, "What we do today, echoes in eternity", Sangma said, "People gave us the mandate so we had to make a choice to make a difference in their lives rather than regret that we missed the opportunity."
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