Meghalaya governor (acting) RN Ravi has urged the church leaders to help consolidate the progressive forces in the society for the enduring good of the people of the state.
He made this appeal in a two-day consultation meeting with church leaders and civil society organisations covering contemporary issues of the state.
The meetings came close on the heel of protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and sour relations between the Raj Bhavan and the public in view of the pro-CCA stand of the governor Tathagata Roy, who is currently on leave.
A statement on Tuesday said that the Governor, as a part of his initiative to reach out to the society leaders, held in the last two days consultation meetings with a wide range of civil society leaders.
“Discussions were detailed and extensive covering the contemporary issues agitating the minds of the people. The leaders freely shared their views, concerns and expectations and underscored the paramount need for peace and communal harmony in the society,” the communiqué said.
It also said that every leader emphasised the need and urgency for a vision and action plan for a progressive Meghalaya based on building on the intrinsic and potential strength of its land and people and not to be swayed or subdued by irrational fears.
“The Governor thanked the leaders for their constructive views and urged them to help consolidate the progressive forces in the society for the enduring good of the people of Meghalaya,” the statement added.