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Destination Meghalaya is our agenda: Mukul

SHILLONG: Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has said that his government will focus on the three important sectors — education, healthcare and hospitality — to attract investors to the state.
“Destination Meghalaya is our agenda and we will focus on these three important sectors,” Sangma said while addressing the official function organized to celebrate the 43rd Statehood Day here on Wednesday.
Sangma stressed on the need to invest more on roads, rail connectivity and inland water ways.
“Meghalaya needs to create a positive environment and make Meghalaya a destination of positive happenings,” he said adding, “Our objective is to create a state where every one will have a sense of wellbeing.”
According to him, Meghalaya has a rich legacy where the founding fathers of the state achieved their goal through peaceful movements.
“Peaceful movements are best form of movements,” he said adding that there is a need to send a strong message to those who are engaging in futile exercise that peaceful movements are much more powerful.
Earlier, Chief Advisor to Meghalaya Government DD Lapang  recalled the  works of  great leaders like  Captain Williamson Sangma and others who undertook the journey of 16 years to achieve Meghalaya.
Information and Public Relations Minister AL Hek also spoke on the occasion.
The Chief Minister and his colleagues in the government gave away the Meghalaya Day awards and also distributed prizes to the winners of various events organized as part of the celebration which included the folk song and dance competitions, marathon, flower show and host of other events.
Modi greetings: Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured ‘opportunities’ and ‘fulfillment’ of dreams to the youth of Meghalaya on the occasion of the state’s 43rd statehood day.
“I am committed to leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the dreams of Meghalaya’s youngsters are fulfilled and they get opportunities to shine,” Modi tweeted.
While extending wishes to the people on the occasion of Meghalaya Day, the Prime Minister termed himself as  fortunate to have inaugurated the first train that brought Meghalaya on India’s railway map even as he said that this will add tremendous impetus to Meghalaya’s progress.

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