Government schemes should be implemented with a purpose to harness the potentials of the youth rather than just focusing on scheme based governance, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said.
“It is our duty as a government to ensure that we keep the youngsters right at the centre of what we are trying to do for our State… sometimes Government focuses too much on scheme based governance… scheme based governance is a very, very narrow way of looking at things because when you look at a scheme, you only want to implement the scheme… and you don’t understand the purpose of implementing the scheme,” the Chief Minister remarked at the concluding day of the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE).
He said youth are the greatest assets and resource of the State and government is committed to ensure that the potential of the youth is harnessed to its optimum.
“It is the responsibility of all the stakeholders involved to play their part in ensuring that every young person is nurtured and guided to become productive, committed, patriotic, discipline and God fearing citizens,” he said.
He spoke on the Sate’s ambitious plan to be amongst the top 10 states in the country and said for the state to be at the crest of success and development, the state has to produce quality personnel to compete and contribute for the growth and development of the State.
The Chief Minister acknowledged the contributions of the founder and the leaders of the board in 1973. He also said that the education sector is facing numerous challenges and that the government has initiated intervention to better the infrastructure and learning curve in the elementary as well as higher secondary section.
Education Minister Rakkam A. Sangma and Chief Secretary Donald P Wahlang also spoke on the occasion.