Shillong, 16 June : Press Information Bureau, Shillong today organised a Vartalap – Media Workshop on 9 Years of Seva, Sushasan and Garib Kalyan to mark the completion of nine years of Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Shillong.

The workshop was attended by Governor Phagu Chauhan, Commissioner and Secretary, Planning, Joram Beda, Editor of The Shillong Times Patricia Mukhim, Air Marshall SP Dharkar, PVSM, AVSM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command, and Economic Adviser, NEC Sherry Lalthangzo.

In his address, Governor Chauhan said that the state has made significant progress in the last nine years in various sectors, including infrastructure, health, education, and agriculture. He said that the government has been committed to providing inclusive and sustainable development to all citizens.

Commissioner and Secretary Beda said that the state government has been working closely with the central government to implement various development schemes. He said that the state has been among the top performers in the implementation of schemes such as the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, and the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.

Editor Mukhim said that the state government needs to do more to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. She said that the government needs to make environmental clearances more stringent and to ensure that all development projects are environmentally friendly.

Air Marshall Dharkar said that the armed forces are committed to protecting the nation and its citizens. He said that the armed forces are also committed to promoting national integration and to building a strong and prosperous India.

Economic Adviser Lalthangzo said that the North East region has made significant progress in the last nine years. She said that the region has seen a boost in infrastructure development, skill development, and trade and commerce. She said that the region is now poised for further growth and development.

The workshop was also attended by representatives of various government departments, NGOs, and the media. The participants discussed various issues related to development and exchanged ideas on how to further improve the living standards of the people of Meghalaya.

The workshop concluded with a call for all stakeholders to work together to build a better future for the state.