NEW DELHI: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma reached out to the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, seeking his kind intervention in facilitating an interim arrangement for students of Meghalaya pursuing their fourth year of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at Cengtral Agricultural University (CAU) in Imphal.
In a letter submitted to the Union minister Sangma appealed to relocate all the Meghalayan students currently studying at CAU Imphal to the CAU Campus in Meghalaya’s Kyrdemkulai. The relocation would provide a safe and uninterrupted educational environment for the students, particularly during the prevailing unrest in Manipur, the letter read.
Sangma also acknowledged the ongoing efforts made by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in facilitating the safe return of the Meghalayan students and families during the unrest in Manipur.
Sangma also humbly requested Tomar to make arrangements for the 4th-year BSc. Agriculture students to conduct their Rural Agriculture Work Experience (RAWE) Programme in Meghalaya. He sought permission to allow the students to undergo their RAWE programme under the guidance of the CAU located at Kyrdemkulai, a consistent College of the CAU in Imphal.
The letter submitted by CM Sangma reflects the unwavering commitment of the Meghalaya government to safeguard the interests of its students and ensure the continuity of their education in challenging times.
Highlighting the significance of agriculture in Meghalaya, CM Sangma emphasised that approximately 80% of the state’s population relies on agriculture for their livelihoods. As such, the government is dedicated to empowering the next generation of agriculturalists with quality education and practical experience.