SHILLONG, APR 26: National Peopleís Party (NPP) chief and Tura MP Conrad K Sangma has urged the state government to put a monument/statue and naming of at-least two roads in his after his father (L) Purno A Sangma.
†“After the entire nation having recognized his service to the country and having given him this prestigious award it would be in the fitness of things that the state of Meghalaya also gives due recognition and status to this great son of the soil,” Conrad said in a letter to the chief minister Mukul Sangma.
†It was on March 17, the President of India had bestowed the Padma Vibhushan Award to the tallest tribal leader Purno A Sangma, a former Lok Sabha speaker for his work and contribution to the nation.
The Award is the second highest civilian award in the country.
He proposed that the government to identify road one each in Shillong and Tura (from Araimile junction to AMPT road via TV Tower) be named after his father at the earliest.
According to Conrad, space may be allotted one each in Shillong and Tura (space in front of MP Stadium which was constructed by him) to put monument/statue in his memory.
He said that this is more special for Meghalaya as Purno is the first person from the state to have received this distinguished Award.