Essential commodities will be made available during lockdown in Meghalaya
A file image of Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma. Credit: Sentinel Assam

Meghalaya Government To Open Religious Places Soon

September 7, 2020

Meghalaya government on Monday decided to open places of worship in the State if the COVID-19 situation improves by the first week of October 2020.

A meeting of all faith organizations was held on Monday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong in presence of Urban Affairs Minister Hamletson Dohling.

Briefing the media, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong informed that a sub-committee comprising of members from different faith organizations and government headed by the Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya is being constituted to revisit on the SOPs to be put in place for reopening of places of worships.

Meanwhile, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday attended the 20th celebration of North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) foundation day via video conference from his official chamber in Shillong.

He congratulated the organization for its contribution to the north-eastern region for the overall development through space technology and IT-enabled services.

He also spoke on the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and how he envisioned a vibrant India with the use of technology and its allied application.

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma attending the 20th celebration of NESAC in Shillong on Monday

He said that during COVID times, everybody in the world has used IT enabled services for meetings and conferences and for collection of data which has helped in governance.

North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) was established as a joint initiative of the Department of Space (DOS) and the North Eastern Council (NEC) and came into being on 5th of September, 2000.

The Centre helps in augmenting the developmental process in the region by providing the advanced space technology support.

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