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Conrad inaugurates new science block of Thomas Jones Synod College, calls youth “the most important resource of the State”

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Shillong, Aug 5: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday inaugurated the new science block of Thomas Jones Synod College at a grand function organised to commemorate the institute’s 25th anniversary in Jowai.

The new building is funded by the centrally sponsored Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), Government of India.

Speaking on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebrations, the Chief Minister said the youth were the most important resource of the State and the Government has adopted a focused approach to constantly engage with the youth to create the right environment and ecosystem for their development.

“I call the youth our strength and it is the responsibility of the society, the Government, to create the right environment to channelise and direct the energy of the youth into the right things,” he said.

Stating that the youth of the State were naturally talented he said that the present Government in the last four years has formulated many youth centric programmes and initiatives in areas ranging from education, entrepreneurship, music and sports to equip them with a competitive edge and provide a platform to excel in their chosen field.

“Youth has been the centre of our policy making and what we want to do for the State. And the reason why we are doing that is because the youth is the most important group for the future and the growth of our State in the long run,” he said.

During the function the Chief Minister also took time to inform the gathering that sanction has been accorded for different development initiatives to uplift the civil infrastructure and beautification of Jowai town including the construction of the Mini Secretariat.

Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui, Jowai MLA Wailadmiki Shylla were also present on the occasion.

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