Tura(Meghalaya), Jan 20 : Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today laid the foundation for “Chenanggre Stadium” at Adokgre in North Garo Hills. The stadium is being constructed at a cost of ₹ 6.24 cr and is expected to be completed by December 2022.
Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony, CM Conrad said that the stadium will encourage sport talents of Garo Hills. He also informed the gathering that Adokgre holds special significance to him as his late father PA Sangma would always start his election campaign from this place.
He also stated that his father won every election he contested and had named Adokgre as “Chenanggre”, which means land of victory.
“PA Sangma had special affinity for the people of Adokgre and would always begin his election campaign from here. The construction of the Stadium at Adokgre named as Chenanggre Stadium will fulfil his dreams,” said Sangma.
Informing the gathering that Chenanggre Stadium will be one of the biggest Stadium in Garo Hills, he announced that the stadium will be completed by December 2022”.
Asserting that there is lack of sporting infrastructure in North Garo Hills, he said that the construction of the new stadium will provide a platform for the youth to partake in sporting activities, particularly football.
He also informed that it has been the endeavour of the MDA government to remain committed to the people and their welfare and a systematic approach has been adopted to ensure development in different sectors.
“We are investing for the future of our State with intervention that would benefit the youth and the overall education scenario,” Sangma added.
He laid the foundation in presence of MLAs Rupert Momin and Pongseng Marak.
He also inaugurated the new building of the Adokgre Secondary School, which has been funded by the Asian Development Bank’s Supporting Human Capital Development.
Inaugurating the school building, the Chief Minister said that the government has been working with utmost priority to enhance the educational infrastructure across the State. He also said that the government is giving priority to upscale school infrastructure in LP and UP schools.
“There are many government schools, which have remained neglected for years. We have decided that in the next few years, we will invest in upscaling the school infrastructure. There are schools without roofs, without doors, without windows. If we have to prioritise our education, we have to overhaul our education infrastructure. We have prepared a roadmap and have devised a strategy to achieve our targets,” he said, while adding that in the next three years close to 800 government schools will be renovated and the schools, which had remained neglected, will be given due attention.