Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma was conferred with the Honorary Degree ‘Honoris Causa’ by the Sharda University, Noida on Thursday.
While receiving the award, Sangma stressed the need to shape young people to be responsible students and responsible citizens of the country.
Sangma also said that Meghalaya is working to ensure that every youth in the State is trained with one skill.
The Meghalaya chief minister was presented the degree and memento by Vice-Chancellor of the University, Sibaram Khara in the presence of Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank during the 4th Convocation of the Sharda University.
Pokhriyal was also conferred with an Honorary Degree by the Sharda University.
Chief minister Sangma said that it is important for educators and leaders to focus on the development of the youth and the need to shape the youth in positive manner and take this country forward.
“We need to shape young people to be responsible students and responsible citizens of our country. I appreciate the diversity in the university,” he asserted.
“It is my focus that every citizen and youth of the State is productive; it is not the quantity but the quality that matters. Be the best you can to contribute to the society, the State, the country and Mother Earth. He lauded the outstanding performance of the students and efforts of all involved in taking this institution to high levels of eminence”, he said.