$100 mn approved to upscale education: CM

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Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma releases balloons
as part of the launch of the CM’s Youth for Green Campaign Movement, at Resubelpara on Saturday. (ST)

RESUBELPARA: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Saturday informed that a grant of 100 million dollars from the Asian Development Bank has been approved which will be utilized to upscale the education sector and the capital is expected to make a difference in the field of education and reduce the percentage of failure of students in various examinations.

The Chief Minister provided the information while participating in the 1st Foundation Day celebrations of North Garo Hills District at a gala event organised by the District administration in collaboration with line departments, civil societies and educational institutions at its district headquarter Resubelpara. During the celebration Dr Sangma also launched the Chief Minister’s Youth for Green Campaign Movement for the district.

Dr Sangma, in his address, said that the creation of North Garo Hills last year and the District Sessions Court in Jowai, earlier in the day, bears testimony of the administrative and developmental reforms in the State. While acknowledging the sincere and dedicated efforts of the people of North Garo Hills in the creation of the district he urged them to work harder to make it a model district.

He informed that the establishment of mini district secretariats would ease the problems of the people. The Chief Minister maintained that deficiencies should not dilute the commitment level of the officers in delivering services to the people.

Taking pride in the fact that Meghalaya would soon be connected through railway, he said that North Garo Hills will be the epicenter of socio-economic activities. He said that the railway connectivity will insulate the people from various problems and create opportunities.

Commenting on the indispensible role of the youth in building the State, Dr Sangma said that the youth are equal stakeholders who are more receptive to new ideas and sensitizing them will bring a change in the society.

While emphasizing on the need to give due attention to sports the Chief Minister said that the government is striving to take football to a higher level and informed that every district would have a football stadium fulfilling FIFA requirements.

He also announced that a 100-bedded hospital would be sanctioned in Resubelpara this year.

The highlights of the day-long festival were the drum ensemble by the students of Mendal Don Bosco School, food festival and a rock concert by various local artists, including a special performance by the band Restless Desire, winners of Meghalaya Icon 2013.

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