Shillong (Meghalaya), Nov 17: In a visionary address, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma unveiled a comprehensive roadmap for Meghalaya’s development, focusing on youth empowerment, cultural enrichment, and sustainable economic growth. Emphasizing the need to harness the creative potential of the youth, the CM outlined a multi-faceted strategy that encompasses the film industry, music, tourism, and entrepreneurship.
Focusing on youth of the state, Sangma said, “I want our youth to not just dream but to create, innovate, and lead. Meghalaya’s progress lies in the hands of its youth, and together, we will build a state that thrives on creativity, inclusivity, and sustainability.”
The Chief Minister articulated a bold vision for Meghalaya’s film industry, urging young talent to experiment and create. The government aims to promote the movie industry through both local and external approaches, with a particular emphasis on encouraging the state ‘s youth. Additionally, initiatives like the Meghalaya Grassroots Music Festival aims to showcase Meghalaya’s cultural richness to a global audience.
Highlighting the success of the Lakadong Turmeric Mission, the CM outlined a robust agricultural strategy. With a production of 50,000 metric tonnes involving 12,000 farmers with all the processing units powered by solar energy, Meghalaya sets an example of sustainability. The involvement of 45,000 women Self Help Groups further underlines the state’s commitment to economic engagement and empowerment of women.
Rendering focus on the flagship CM- ELEVATE Programme, that targets giving wings to the dreams of 20,000 entrepreneurs of the state, the Chief Minister said, “With substantial funding, proper training, and up to 75% subsidies for ventures like music studios and wellness centers, Meghalaya aims to create a strong entrepreneurial base, ensuring a resilient economic model for Meghalaya.