Shillong, April 24: Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma today inaugurated a newly created Raksamgre Civil Sub-Division at an impressive function at Raksamgre playground.
The creation of Raksamgre Civil Sub-Division has fulfilled the long pending aspiration of the people of Raksamgre-Tikrikilla areas in West Garo Hills district.
Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh, Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Zenith Sangma, Parliamentary Secretaries Limison D. Sangma, Brigady N Marak, Michael T. Sangma, Cherak W. Momin, Noverfield Marak, Samuel M. Sangma and Sengnam Marak, Chairperson, State Development Reforms Commission Bluebell R. Sangma, DGP S.B. Singh, IGP Western Range, Mukesh Kr. Singh, West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner in-charge D.D.Shira, SDO (Civil) Dadenggre, Ram Kumar and a hosts of district officials, local leaders, nokmas, senior citizens, teachers, students and members of Raksamgre Civil Sub-Division Demand Committee, among others attended the function. The inaugural function was marked by colourful cultural dances presented by various communities residing in the area including Garos, Rabhas, Hajongs, Boros and Nepalis besides performances by local choir and other local artistes.
In his address, the Chief Minister congratulated the leaders and the people of the area who worked hard to ensure creation of this new civil sub-division and dedicated it to the people expressing hope that the new civil sub-division would facilitate all round development of all the people in the region.
He justified the creation of Raksamgre civil sub-division considering its remoteness from the district headquarters in Tura and the existing Dadenggre Civil Sub-Division, which caused a lot of difficulty to the people of the area.
He said that in the past seven years the government has come up with a number of developmental programmes.
He called upon the people of the area to extend their full cooperation to the administration of the new civil sub-division so that they can reap full benefit of this development process. He also urged the students and youth of the area to look at this opening as an opportunity for their future and work hard so that they can serve the people in their own area as administrators and officers.
Dr. Sangma informed the gathering that the agenda of the government was that, in the next 15-18 years, Meghalaya should become the state where every citizen would have a sense of wellbeing, adding that the winds of development was being spread to every nook and corner of the state.
On the occasion three nokmas of the area who donated their lands for construction of the new civil sub-division complex were felicitated.
The Chief Minister also laid foundation stones for construction of the District Seed Multiplication Farm by Agriculture department at Napakgre and construction of Community Multi-Facility Centre under Special Plan Assistance under Border Areas Development Programme.
Earlier, Commissioner& Secretary, Home, E.P Kharbhih read out the government notification for creation of a new civil sub-division with Raksamgre as headquarter, comprising of villages under Tikrikilla and Dadenggre C&RD blocks and eight villages from Resubelpara block.
The notification was handed over to the ADC in-charge of the Civil Sub-Division, Labenstone Ch. Marak, who would be assisted by EAC, Rosalind D. Shira.