Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad graced the Installation Ceremony of the 62nd Board of Directors of the Rotary Club Shillong for Rotary Year 2018-19 which was held at a city hotel in Shillong on Saturday night.
In his brief address as the chief guest of the function, the Governor hoped that the newly-inducted president for Rotarian Year 18-19 will continue to do the good work which the Rotary Club has been doing for last many years.
While acknowledging the contributions made by the Rotary Club towards the society, the Governor lauded the Club for taking the initiative of organizing Rotary Sohra Marathon which will attract large number of tourists and runners to the State.
Stating that the Central Government is paying a lot of attention to the north-eastern states to improve its economy, he urged the Rotary Club to play a pivotal role in the development of the region which has huge potential.
Asserting that the local turmeric in Meghalaya has huge benefits and is one of the best, he also informed that now there are plans to increase the turmeric production in the State from existing 12000 metric tonnes to 50000 metric tonnes.
Lamenting that large number of jackfruits go wasted in Garo Hills, he also said that he had already written to Union Agriculture Minister on how the jackfruits could be used for the benefit of the State.