Shillong, July 20: Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma on Thursday inaugurated the Mawlai, C & RD Block at Mawlai Mawtawar in the outskirt of the city.
In his address, Dr Sangma expressed his happiness for inaugurating the new Block and stressed the need to look at existing blocks that needed to be bifurcated to remove imbalances in development and growth.
He also informed that the creation of Mawlai C & RD Block was an outcome of collective endeavor of all.
“The creation of the block is a humble beginning and I hope that people will be able to connect with the initiatives of the government in a better way,” he said.
He also said that out of three acres of land for constructing the office site, one acre should be dedicated to creating a facility that can benefit to the value of the place.
He added that the C & RD Block should also facilitate training and sensitizing of the youth to various development activities.
Dr sangma also informed that the state has improved in most sectors in the last few years and the government has been able to respond to the dreams and aspirations of the people.
He urged the people not to be pessimists and not to engage in activities that will infuse a sense of insecurity amongst the people. “Though it is still a challenge to respond to the higher expectations of the people especially the youth, the government is focused on creating livelihood opportunities and access to quality education on a sustainable basis,” said Dr Sangma.
The Chief Minister also said that it is the collective responsibility of all to see that people are not alienated from their rights and land.
“We have laws to protect our rights and we need to be honest and sincere to the values and rights we have inherited,” he said.
The Chief Minister also handed over the first work order of Rs 25 lakh to the headman of Rangbah Shnong Mawtawar and unveiled the commemorative stone for the permanent office building. He also inaugurated the Temporary Mawlai C & RD Block Office.
Meanwhile the Chief Minister said that those who criticized the government for creating Blocks and Civil Sub Divisions despite financial crunch, saying “we are running the government and they are getting headache.”
Mawlai C & RD Block is bifurcated from Mylliem Block and the newly inaugurated block has 24 villages under it with its Headquarters at Mawtawar.
Also present at the function was Minister, Health & Family Welfare etc Roshan Warjri, Minister, Urban Affairs etc R V Lyngdoh, MLA, Pynthorumkharah, A L Hek and MLA, Nongthymmai, Dr Jemino Mawthoh, Director, C & RD, I R Sangma, P.T. Sawkmie and Deputy Commisioner, East Khasi Hills, P S Dkhar.