Conrad against scheme-based governance

Golden jubilee celebrations of MBoSE conclude

Shillong Oct 19: Chief Minister Conrad  Sangma on Thursday expressed his reservation on scheme-based governance.


Addressing the gathering on the concluding day of golden jubilee celebration of MBoSE in Tura on Thursday, the chief minister said, “It is our duty as a government to ensure that we keep the youngsters right at the centre of what we are trying to do for our state… sometimes the government focuses too much on scheme based governance… scheme based governance is a very, very narrow way of looking at things because when you look at a scheme, you only want to implement the scheme… and you don’t understand the purpose of implementing the scheme. However, we keep the youth in front of us and make the decision,” he said.

He says it is the responsibility of all the stakeholders involved to play their part in ensuring that every young person is nurtured and guided to become productive, committed, patriotic, disciplined and god fearing citizens, ” he said.

The three -day celebration of the MBoSE which concluded on Thursday was also attended by Education Minister, Rakkam A Sangma, Chief Secretary D.P. Wahlang, among other dignitaries and officials from different parts of the State.

“Meghalaya is a small state as compared to other states in the country like Uttar Pradesh; so, in order for the state to be at the crest of success and development, we have to make sure that we produce quality personnel in order to compete and contribute for the growth and development of the state,” he said.

Conrad enlightened the gathering on the state’s ambitious plan to be among the top 10 states in the country.

The chief minister acknowledged the contributions of the founder and the leaders, who despite several challenge had conceptualised to start the MBoSE in 1973, while the state was young after being carved out of Assam.

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