Ri-Bhoi district celebrates its 27th anniversary

NONGPOH: The District Administration of Ri Bhoi in collaboration with the Ri Bhoi Dorbar on Tuesday organised a one-day programme to commemorate the 27th Anniversary of the Ri Bhoi Foundation Day at the District Library Auditorium, Nongpoh.

              Chief Adviser to the Government of Meghalaya, Dr DD Lapang while addressing the gathering as chief guest, said that Ri Bhoi District was marching ahead with time in various aspects, like education, sports, health, road connectivity and others and that the District had produced numbers of well-known and prominent personalities like Fr. Sngi and others through their self-dedication and hardwork which is indeed an example to others to follow.

Dr Lapang also recalled the earlier times when people of the district has been oppressed by poverty, illness and lack of development activities, however, with the vision, determination and untiring effort of the leaders of Ri Bhoi Dorbar, their ambition has been translated into reality.

              He also mentioned in his speech mentioned some of the great leaders of the world such as Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Dr Ambedkar, who were becoming great through self- determination and hardwork. Hence, he encourages school students that though many ups and down obstructs their ways, but they should aim higher with a strong determination, so that one day they would be someone somewhere a shining star with honour and dignity

He also lauded and appreciated the selflessness and untiring effort of the government official in promoting and uplifting the socio-economic lives of the people and he advise the officials and the people of the district at large that though the district has been marching ahead with the time in various aspects but a milestone ahead is needed to go, hence he seek the cooperation of the people with the government for further development.     

              Further, Dr. Lapang also congratulated the awardees for their successful ambitions in exposing the talents in various fields and wished them luck for their future endeavour.

              Other dignitaries who were also present on during the celebration here included the Nongpoh MLA,

Meralborn Syiem, the Deputy Commissioner of Ri Bhoi, Rosetta Mary Kurbah, MDC of Nongpoh,  B Ranee, MDC of Jirang, Victor Rani, MDC of Umsning  Macdalyne Sawkmie Mawlong beside the other officers of various line departments, the traditional head, teachers and school children.

              Earlier, during the celebration, the newly elected MDCs of the District were felicitated and also distribution of awards to those who have brought laurels to the District through various contributions such as football, beauty pageant, entertainments and also for students securing highest percentage in the recently declared SSLC and HSSLC examinations 2019.

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