Meghalaya Governor meeting with civil society leaders Credit: Raj Bhavan

Shillong: Twenty-two days after taking additional charge as Meghalaya Governor, R N Ravi, reached out to civil society leaders urging them to help consolidate the progressive forces in the society for the enduring good of the people of Meghalaya.

In a statement released on Tuesday stated that as a part of the Governor’s initiative to reach out to the society leaders, held in the last two days consultation meetings with a wide range of civil society leaders, to name a few were like the Khasi Jaintia Presbyterian Synod led by Rev SS Majaw, Archdiocese of Shillong led by Father John Madur, Sein Raij led by Joining Pde, Seng Khasi led by Donkupar Dkhar, Synjuk Ki Rangbah Shnong led by RL Blah, I-Care Shillong led by Toki blah and Meghalaya Tourism Development forum led by RG Lyngdoh.

The meeting with several society leaders was initiated as law and order situation in state was deteriorated in December following agitation against CAA and after Tathagata Roy’s statement on Twitter.

“Discussions were detailed and extensive covering the contemporary issues agitating the minds of the people. The leaders freely shared their views, concerns and expectations and understood on the paramount need for peace and communal harmony in society. Every leader emphasised on the need and urgeny for a vision and action plan for a progressive Meghalaya based on building on the intrinsic and potential strength of its land and people and not to be swayed or subdued by irrational fears,” the statement added.

The statement also mentioned that the Governor wishes to meet other civil society leaders, including the youth and entrepreneurs in coming days and continue the process of constructive dialogue with the society leaders.

Meanwhile news pertaining to Tathagata Roy’s joining still remains unknown and at present he is reportedly on leave.

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