TURA | June 12, 2019:
The recent cabinet meeting held for the first time in Tura has prompted the Garo Hills-based social organisations to seek more administrative and legislative sessions to take place in the district headquarter of West Garo Hills.
Various NGOs from Garo Hills met the chief minister, Conrad Sangma during the recent cabinet meet in Tura with the demand for holding of either the Winter or Summer Session of the Meghalaya Assembly in Tura on a permanent basis.
Further they sought the expediting of the construction of the Governor’s House in Danakgre area in the town which they felt was being looked at being mired in corruption due to the delay in its completion.
The NGOs that raised the demand were the All India Garo Union (AIGU), Garo Student Union (GSU)– Interim Body, All A·chik Youth Welfare Society (AAYWS), All A·chik Youth Federation (AAYF) and the Garoland State Movement Committee (GSMC).
A copy of the demand was also submitted to the CM.
“It has been a long standing demand for holding such sessions in Tura and dates back to 1980. Also students would be able to witness sessions at a cheaper cost which will help them to enhance their knowledge of discussions and debates that take place in the Assembly. Further this will also open up employment opportunities and enhance the profile of the town of Tura,” felt the NGOs.