Meghalaya focuses on holistic development of kids from birth

Chief minister Conrad Sangma also urged students to explore opportunities in the entrepreneurship sector.

Meghalaya is focused on providing holistic development that starts from when a child is born. This was stated by Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma at the 27th convocation of the North Eastern Hill University in Shillong recently. Sangma also spoke at length of the early childhood care which, if not provided will affect the child's mental and physical growth and development.
"The Meghalaya government has started the Early Childhood Development programme to support child's development from birth taking into consideration important aspects such as health, nutrition, learning and play," the chief minister said. He further said that this care, guidance and counselling needs to be further extended to adolescents and young adults to create a good environment for becoming responsible citizens that will contribute to the society, the state and the nation.
Speaking on the occasion, Sangma, while congratulating the graduating students said that education and getting a degree are important but becoming physically, emotionally and spiritually strong citizens are even more important and the government of the state is focused on providing a holistic development that starts from when a child is born.
"The Meghalaya government has started the Early Childhood Development programme to support the child's development from birth taking into consideration important aspects such as health, nutrition, learning and play," the chief minister said.
The chief minister further urged the students to explore opportunities in the entrepreneurship sector. "Do not be afraid of taking risks or be daunted by failure but move forward and pursue your dreams with purpose and action," he said.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma with the students
Image: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma with the students
The convocation was also attended by Union minister of education, skill development and entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan as chief guest.
The dignitaries also awarded medals, merit prizes and special awards to the meritorious students besides conferring degrees to students of different courses. Later, a meeting was also convened with officials from the education and skill development departments to review various educational and skill development programs in the state.
The Union minister and the chief minister also visited the Umsning Presbyterian Higher Secondary School at Umsning and interacted with the students of the school.



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