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Need to change mindset among people about North East : Meghalaya CM

Nongpoh (Meghalaya), Jul 19 (UNI) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday said that it is very important to change the mindset that exists among people about the people of North East and the tribal people.
Sangma was speaking at the graduation day of Avenues, Aspire Meghalaya at Ri Bhoi Presbyterian Higher Secondary School, Nongpoh, the district headquarters of Ri-Bhoi.
Stating that motivating the students to be the best they can, the Chief Minister said, “It is my focus that every citizen and youth of the State is productive, it is not the quantity but the quality that matters, be the best you can to contribute to the society, the State, the country and Mother earth.”
Underscoring on the need to change the mindset that exists among people about the people of North East and the tribal people, Sangma told the students’ : “You are second to none, you have the same talents and potentials as other youth of the country.”
Sangma said that it is not the infrastructures that can make a real change but doing things differently with the existing infrastructures that can bring a big difference.
He also informed that the government in collaboration with Avenues will train and empower 4000 youth across the State.
The programme Avenues, Aspire Meghalaya is a two weeks long Soft Skills, Coaching and Talent Identification for the youth of Meghalaya supported by Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs and State’s Department of Arts & Culture.
Earlier, the Chief Minister also released a book of Avenues during the occasion.
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