Shillong, Oct 17: AITC MLA from Mawsynram H M Shangpliang has asked the state government to consider the proposal of the Seng Khasi for implementing 17 projects.
The demand includes construction of Seng Khasi Hall.
The request was made during a meeting held between the officials of the Arts & Culture department and the delegation of 17 Seng Khasi groups from Mawsynram area.
Shangpliang told reporters that the meeting was convened by the Minister of Arts and Culture Sanbor Shullai but he could not attend as he was unwell.
On his behalf, the Commissioner & Secretary in-charge Arts and Culture and Director of Arts and Culture were present and they listened to the representations brought forward by the groups from Mawsynram constituency.
Regarding the demand for a Seng Khasi Hall, Shangpliang said the place is used once a year or twice a year during the ceremony conducted by the Seng Khasi.
It is very essential particularly in the rural areas and that too in the areas of Mawsynram where there is continuous rainfall, Shangpliang said.
“Therefore we have appealed to the arts and culture department to consider sanctioning of these particular halls that have been brought forward by our friends from the Seng Khasi,” he said.
The MLA informed that the Commissioner & Secretary of Arts and Culture accepted all the representations and assured that the proposals would be examined by the department.
“The technical wings will be deputed to the respective places and accordingly these proposals would be looked into to consider them during the current financial year,” he said.