Shillong: With a brush in his gloved hands, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday joined the residents of Mawlai Kynton Massar locality of the city on Monday in white washing roadside walls as part of a beautification programme ahead of the forthcoming Golden Jubilee celebrations of the statehood of Meghalaya, which will commence from January 21.
Speaking to the gathering of local residents, public leaders and volunteers, Sangma expressed his happiness to be a part of a programme that is “meaningful and important to every citizen”.
“Happy to see residents of different age groups participating together as a community. I call on each of them to ensure cleanliness of their locality and I wish them the very best,” the Chief Minister tweeted.
He said that the invitation for the beautification programme was given to localities in Shillong, Tura and Jowai with multiple purposes in mind and to also celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the State in a befitting manner where all communities can participate.
Sangma also lauded the efforts of the volunteers for the initiative to clean the Umsawlong River which is very important to the locality and the surrounding areas. He also announced an aid of Rs 2.5 lakhs to the volunteers for the cause.
The Chief Minister further added that Umsawlong River will be included under the Externally Aided Projects for preserving the catchment areas.
He also said that the demand of shifting the CRPF camp from Mawlai is in progress and the process for identification of alternate land for the CRPF has started.
Sangma said that the government will look into the issue of water scarcity in the area and get
the issue resolved as water is a basic requirement for the people.
Further, he also assured of looking into the issue of traffic congestion at the Mawlai Bridge.