SHILLONG, Jan 30: Dubbing youths “living assets”, East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner Isawanda Laloo has advised them to refrain from vices.
The DC was speaking at an inaugural programme of office of the Seng Samla Shnong Laitkor Pyllun at Laitkor.
During the programme, she also dwelt at length about the importance of the youths’ participation in revamping education, and maintaining peace and cleanliness.
Stating that the example set by the Seng Samla Shnong Laitkor Pyllun will be emulated by others, Laloo also lauded the good works of the Seng Samla and hoped that the inauguration of the new office building will give a huge fillip to its work.
She, during the programme, also administered the ‘Water Pledge’.
Nongkrem MLA Lambor Malngiang, who inaugurated the office, termed the occasion “a winning moment” for the youths of the constituency.
Applauding the efforts of the Seng Samla Shnong Laitkor Pyllun for toiling towards the welfare and upliftment of the youths, he opined that the involvement of youths is crucial for the progress of society.
Malngiang also gave the thumbs up to the efforts put in by the Seng Samla in setting up the task force to sanitise schools in the constituency in the aftermath of the COVID-19-induced upheavals.
The MLA further exhorted the Seng Samla to organise programmes aimed at sensitising youths on the menace of alcohol and drug, which continues to prevail in the state.
Malngiang, during the programme, also issued work orders worth Rs 5 lakh for the renovation of the community hall at Laitkor Mawrie Lumheh and Rs 6 lakh for the extension of the community hall at Laitkor Nongdaneng. Cultural programmes were also a part the programme.
Others who were present on the occasion include Mylliem BDO, Rangbah Shnongs, executive members of the Laitkor Dorbar Pyllun, representatives from the Seng Samla and Seng Kynthei, among others.
It may be mentioned that the building was constructed under Chief Minister’s Special Development Fund 2019-2020 and Outstanding Youth Club Award 2019-2020.