Shillong, Jan 20: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma laid the foundation stone for the Chenanggre Stadium in Adokgre, North Garo Hills, today.
Explaining the choice of name, Sangma, in a social media post, said that his late father, Purno A Sangma, would always start his election campaigns from Adokgre and won every election he contested, thus nicknaming the town Chenanggre, which means ‘Land of Victory’ in the Garo language.
“By laying the foundation for the Chenanggre Stadium in Adokgre, North Garo Hills, I wish a victorious future for our youth,” he added. “I am happy that we have been able to conceptualise this intervention to provide sporting facilities to the youth of North Garo Hills.”
The CM also shared mockups of the stadium.
Sangma then also travelled to Dalu in West Garo Hills where he laid the foundation stone for a Rs 3.22 crore mini-stadium.
(Images: Facebook/Conrad Sangma)