Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today said that the biggest investment that a government or a society can make is in human capital
“For the government every development is important but the most important investment that any government can make is in human capital and the biggest challenge that our nation will face in the next few years is to channelize and take our youth forward, without which, investments in other sectors will not make any difference,” he said.
Sangma was speaking at a function held at the foundation stone laying ceremony of for the PA Sangma International College and Hospital at the University of Science & Technology (USTM).
He also said that colleges and universities should not only give education to the youth but also have an important role of doing research and innovation. “The biggest innovations and ideas have come out from students studying in colleges and schools and while many universities and colleges have lost track of this important factor USTM has given a lot of impetus on research and innovation,” he said.
He further stated that the innovation and ideas should be connected with entrepreneurs. “Once the entrepreneurs come into the picture there will be whole lot of connection and exchange among young innovators, business schools and entrepreneurs and lead to the growth of economy,” he said.
The Chief Minister also said that thorough discussions are on to see how the government can collaborate and work with USTM especially for the medical college.
He said the private medical college will be the first of its kind to be set up in Meghalaya and the standard and the professionalism that the medical college will follow will be second to none.
He also said that the involvement of Late PA Sangma in the process of establishing USTM and naming the medical college after him is a tribute to the late leader. “It is fitting tribute that on the 75th birth anniversary of Late P A Sangma we are laying the foundation stone for the medical college which is to be named after him,” he added.