Meghalaya education minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Sunday said that the MDA government has been able to work with a mission to ensure holistic development in the state.

“Some people say that we lack direction. Let me ascertain that we have direction and a mission to serve our people. We are answerable to our people and not to those who just like to criticise,” Rymbui said.

He made the remark while attending the foundation laying ceremony of the new building of Capt Williamson A. Sangma Memorial College in Baghmara, South Garo Hills.

Recalling his first visit to the district in 2018 after the formation of the MDA government, Rymbui said, “The road was so bad that my police team had to push my car many times, while we negotiated with the bumpy roads.”

“I am very happy to see that within this short period the roads in the district are improving and will further improve,” he added.

He also lauded the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma for his continued support to improve the education scenario in the State.

“The government of the day has been able to change the landscape of the education scenario in Meghalaya, and it will change more,” Rymbui added.

“The new intervention in the education sector will take the state on the path of progress and prosperity,” he added.

He told the gathering that in 2008, three government colleges in the state were provincialised, however, no effort was made by the previous government to ensure that infrastructure and other educational facilities and services were improved.

“The MDA government under the leadership of Conrad Sangma has been working with a mission to ensure that we see a transformational change in the State,” Rymbui further said.

He also lauded the role of MLA Rakkam A Sangma and Samuel Sangma for their dedication towards their work to better development facilities in South Garo Hills.

He also informed that by 2022 the new building of the Capt Williamson A Sangma Memorial College will be completed.

He also informed that subject to approval from North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) post-graduation course in History and Education will be introduced in Tura Govt College and U Kiang Nangbah College, Sohra.

Lauding the Chief Minister, Rymbui further said, “This Govt has done much more than any other Govt who had the privilege to serve the State for more than 6-7 years in the helms of affairs.”

He said that 40 new residential model schools (EMRS) are coming up which will transform the education scenario across the state.

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