Meghalaya government strives to improve economic status of Rabha community: CM Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma noted on Sunday that the state administration intends to consider special aid to improve the economic status of the Rabha community, “an integral part of the state of northeast “.

He announced the same, while addressing the 8th Biennial All Rabha Student Union Conference of Meghalaya-cum-4th Baiko Dera Festival held today at Manikganj village in the hills of north of Garo.

Comparing it with preserving heritage and adapting to changing circumstances, the Chief Minister warned that peoples’ culture and heritage are the historical identity of their community and should never be lost, even if the technology transforms society.

“The advent of technology has revolutionized society, but it is equally important to know their roots and ensure that the interests of the community are safeguarded,” said the Chief Minister.

Taking to Twitter, CM Meghalaya wrote, “Rabha community has always been an integral part of Meghalaya. As a government, we will continue to uplift the community and promote the identity of all of our tribes. Extremely impressed to see this community close to its roots. As tribes, our roots are our pride”

“Our tribal and indigenous communities are earning their rightful place in the country, it will be a great honor to have our 1st tribal president of the country and it will be our collective victory and a new milestone for all our tribals in India” – he added.