Shillong: The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has urged the Meghalaya government to set up the Commission for Minorities in the state.
NCM member Rinchen Lhamo said she would be meeting Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Chief Secretary Rebecca Suchiang to set up the commission in the state at the earliest.
Expressing satisfaction over the state of affairs of minorities in the state, She said there are lots of schemes being provided by the government of India for the minorities.
Lhamo however rued that there is little awareness about the central government schemes for the minorities and said that collective effort is required so that people are made aware of these by the state government together with the religious leaders.
On meeting members from the Dalit Sikh community residing here, the NCM member said she wasn’t able to meet the representative from the community, but hoped in the days to come she will be able to meet them and hear their grievances.
Lhamo is here on a five-day visit and today she held a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills district to inquire if the schemes meant for the minorities are being implemented in the state. “People of all religious groups should work with unity and move forward,” she said.