Shillong Feb 8: The Dikkibandi Stadium which was earlier known as MP stadium, and a junction leading to AMPT road in Tura will now be named after former Lok Sabha Speaker, late PA Sangma.
This was decided by the state cabinet on Friday.
Home Minister, James K. Sangma told reporters that the Cabinet has approved the recommendations for renaming of roads, villages and institutions made by the Meghalaya State Naming Authority Committee during its 24thmeeting held in November last year.
He said that the decision to change the name of the stadium from Dikkibandi to PA Sangma was taken since there was a popular demand from the people and the fact that majority of the money spent for the construction of the stadium was initiated by late PA Sangma during his tenure as MP of Tura.
As the name MP stadium was not official, the Congress–led government in 2014 renamed the stadium as Dikkibandi.
Sangma said that the state government decided to honor the contribution that late PA Sangma had made towards the construction of the stadium.
The road from Mawlai-Mawroh to Madan-Mawkhar under Mawlai constituency was named after St Mother Teresa and two roads under Greater Laban area have also been renamed after two former legislators which include Howel Road will now be known as Thranghok J Rangad Road, and Zikzak Road at Rilbong was renamed as Ardendu Chaudhuri.
The ABP Road Batti Bazar at Laban was also renamed as Roland Lyngdoh Road, Sylhetipara Road at Laban as Krepsing Swer Road and Jackson Trace Road at Lower Lumparing as Melington Kharkongor Road.
The village Kynshiraishan has been changed to Kynshi village.