Shillong, May 22, 2023: As part of a two day visit to the border area on 21st and 22nd May, 2023, the Hon’ble Governor of Meghalaya, Shri Phagu Chauhan visited Mawkyrwat, South West Khasi Hills District and Mawphlang, East Khasi Hills District. The visit is a pivotal aspect of the Governor’s outreach initiatives, aimed at fostering stronger connections with local communities and gaining invaluable insights into their challenges and ongoing development endeavors in bordering areas.
As part of his outreach, he spent the night at Mawkyrwat Circuit House on the 21st of May. On the 22nd of May, he made a special visit to the 100-Bedded Hospital in Mawkyrwat, where he personally inspected the facilities. He also visited Maharam Higher Secondary School and interacted with the school children as well as teachers. In addition to inspecting the temporary facilities of JNV Mawkyrwat, the Governor also reviewed the various ongoing construction works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in Mawpon, Mawkyrwat and planted tree saplings at the site. During these interactions, he actively engaged with the headmen of local villages, enquiring about their hardships and assured them necessary help.
The Governor, as part of his tour, conducted a series of productive meetings with officials, including with the DC and SP of West Khasi Hills District, departmental heads of various district administrations, heads of multiple central agencies and local representatives including, Syiem of Maharam, Shri Niandro Syiemiong, Syiem of Langrim, Shri Nongtei Syiemiong and Syiem of Mawiong Shri Nobestar Syiem and Secretary, Village Employment Council, Mawkyrwat, Shri M Turnia. The Governor was also apprised by Comdt Rajiv Sharma, Comdt 193 Battalion BSF on issues related to border security.
Furthermore, while returning from Mawkyrwat he took the opportunity to explore the renowned Sacred Grove in Mawphlang, East Khasi Hills, where he was felicitated by the chief of Hima Mawphlang , Shri Craig Alan Lyngdoh. The Governor also visited the Greater Shillong Water Supply and Dam, where he was received by Shri. Syed Md. A. Razi, IRTS, Commissioner and Secretary, PHE and Chief Engineer, PHE, Smti B Lyndem where he was apprised about the storage capacity and supply of water in the Greater Shillong area. The Governor also commended the performance of Meghalaya PHE department in execution of Jal Jeevan Mission and expressed his happiness and conveyed his best wishes for providing water supply to most households.