Meghalaya 50 year’s Golden Jubilee celebration will be held in lesser scale: CM

Shillong: The Meghalaya government has decided to keep the 50 year Golden Jubilee celebration of the state low key keeping in mind the Covid-19 surge in the country.

Informing the media of the decision, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday said the government has decided that the celebrations will be on a much smaller scale compared to what had been planned. The official programme will be held on January 21, at 11 am at JN Complex, Shillong. 

“The programme is held in a hangar where they can accommodate close to 3,000 people. They will go with the protocol of having 30% occupancy only. The 30% will comprise people from all over who will be participating in the programme. We will have different programmes. All other districts will be connected online to the programme in Shillong,” he said.

The chief minister also shared that they are awaiting confirmation from the Prime Minister’s Office if they will be attending the programme. Once the confirmation comes through, further details will be decided accordingly.

As per plan, the state government will go ahead with launching 50 projects on the statehood day. The government has listed close to 300 projects that it plans to inaugurate through the year rather than doing it on a single day, so that there is more local participation.  

Sangma said there will be one or two very important projects that will be taken up on that day and will be announced.

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