Guwahati: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma unveiled the plaque to officially rename the Dikki Bandi Stadium in Tura as P.A. Sangma Stadium and the Araimile – Dakopgre – Walbakgre road to P.A. Sangma road on Monday, on the occasion of the former Lok Sabha Speaker's third death anniversary.
Last month the cabinet had decided to rename the stadium and the road in Tura to honour late P. A. Sangma. The 3rd death anniversary of late P. A. Sangma was observed on Monday, March 4.
Unveiling the plaque of P.A. Sangma Stadium in Dakopgre, the Chief Minister said, “P. A. Sangma had envisaged the construction of the stadium about two decades ago and had sanctioned funds from MP scheme. The stadium was fully constructed with the MP funds and was named as MP Stadium, which was later changed to Dikki Bandi Stadium. Our government decided to rename the stadium because we felt that it would be a befitting tribute to our late leader, who has contributed so much to the nation.”
Later in the day, he attended the memorial lecture organized by Synod College Shillong and P.A. Sangma Foundation at District Auditorium Tura, Meghalaya which was addressed by Chief Advisor to the Government Dr. D. D. Lapang.
Delivering the lecture, Dr. Lapang said, “P.A. Sangma has inspired generation. He has been a person with genuine concerns for the people and had always believed in working for the interest of the people. His selfless service to the nation will always be remembered.”
Recalling his association with Late Sangma, Dr. Lapang reminded the gathering to imbibe and propagate the ideals and philosophy of late Sangma to the younger generation. “Young people should learn from his work. He has demonstrated in his life that focus and dedication to work is of utmost importance,” he added.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma also spoke on the occasion and announced the setting up of Tribal Research Institute at Babadam in West Garo Hills, which was one of the dreams of late P.A. Sangma.
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