Conrad Kongkal Sangma
Chief Minister, National People's Party(NPP), Tura, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya.
Conrad Kongkal Sangma is the Chief Minister of Meghalaya. Conrad Sangma was born on 27-01-1978 to Purno Sangma & Soradini in Tura in West Garo Hills district, Meghalaya. His father Purno Sangma was a former Chief Minister of Meghalaya and Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
Conrad was brought up in Delhi and was educated at the St. Columba’s School. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in entrepreneurial management from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Sangma has completed his Post Graduation MBA in finance from the Imperial College University of London in 2005.
His siblings, older brother James and younger sister Agatha, are politicians with the NPP. Another sister Christy, however, has remained non-political. Sangma married Mehtab Chandee, a doctor by profession, on 29-May-2009, and has two daughters with her: Amara and the second. Apart from politics, Sangma has been associated with social work, as president of the PA Sangma Foundation, which functions for the betterment in sectors of education and environment, and also runs four colleges in rural Meghalaya. He also currently serves as President of the Meghalaya Cricket Association and Sports Academy.
Sangma started his political career in the late 1990s, as the Campaign Manager for NCP his father P. A. Sangma for the Nationalist Congress Party(NCP). In 2004, He contested his first Assembly election but lost by a short margin of 182 votes. In 2008, He was first elected to the State Assembly along with his brother James, both as NCP members state elections. In 2008, Sangama held several important portfolios in the state cabinet, including the Finance, Power, Tourism, GAD, IT, and presented his first annual budget for Meghalaya within 10 days of debuting as a Minister.
From 2009-2013, Sangma was the Leader of Opposition in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. In March 2016, he was elected National President of the National People’s Party (NPP) following his father’s death earlier year. In 2016, he contested from Tura at the by-election to the Member of Lok Sabha, which he won by a record margin of 1.92 lakh votes.
In the 2018 assembly election, his party won 19 seats and formed a coalition govt with other small parties, and Became the Chief Minister of Meghalaya. He also holds the Finance Ministry portfolio in the present government. In 2018, Sangama Contested as an MLA of the Meghalaya assembly election from the South Tura Constituency from the National People Party(NPP). In 2018, Sangama is the Current Chief Minister of Meghalaya.
Conrad Sangma plays the electric guitar and is also a fan of Iron Maiden, the famous heavy metal band. Sometime around the last week of May 2020, a rendition of the Iron Maiden song “Wasted Years” posted to his social media account, and won the internet. In the video, he could be seen with a PRS guitar and a Blackstar amplifier.
CM's Economic Task Force
Members of the Working Group of the CM’s Economic Task Force for a Post-COVID Meghalaya presented the Report on ‘Infrastructure & Labour’. I thank the Member Experts for their dedication and effort to prepare this extensive report which will enable us to pave the way forward for our State.
The meeting was held with Hon’ble PHE Minister, DCs, and officials via VC to review the progress of the PMAY-G scheme in Meghalaya. We have a target of 47136 houses and I have directed all concerned to ensure the implementation of the scheme within this financial year.
The meeting was held today with officials to finalize the CM’s Dashboard. This monitoring system will keep us updated with development works in our districts and enable us to track the progress of various interventions of the Government.
New ambulance under CM's Relief Fund
New ambulance under CM’s Relief Fund being handed over to authorities by Hon’ble MLA of Williamanagar, Shri M N Marak at Williamnagar Civil hospital, East Garo Hills.
Distributing Rations Kits
floods Update: We are distributing rations, water, baby food, medical needs to the people affected due to the floods. A total of 30406 families in 175 villages across three blocks are affected due to floods. All departments/officials have been active in assisting people especially BDOs, Doctors & health workers, Anganwari workers, water supply, Sanitation, police, etc. 22 relief camps are set up. SDRF, fire, and emergency services are also helping people. Community members/people are requested to help those in need which they always do keeping in mind Covid-19 protocols. Sadly 4 children and one woman lost their lives in floods. May the departed souls rest in peace. Ex gratia will be paid by the Government as per norms. We appeal to people not to venture out for fishing etc and take care of children. All Anganwari workers are directed to ensure the safety of children.
U Tirot Sing Syiem Youth Achievement Award
Presented the U Tirot Sing Syiem Youth Achievement Award to Kitboklang Nogphlang, Scarlett Lawriniang, Pranab Pariat, Empower Warbah and Andreas H. Marwein. The programme was organised to mark the 185th Death Anniversary of our freedom fighter, U Tirot Sing Syiem. Appreciate the effort of the National People’s Youth Front (NPYF) for organizing the programme and their recommendation for the Draft Youth Policy.
Hon’ble MLA of Phulbari and Selsella called on me to brief about the flood situation in plain belt areas of Garo Hills. Have assured to look into their concerns
Our ANMs are conducting house-to-house pieces of training to effect behavioral change among individuals to help each person manage the COVID 19 pandemic in #Meghalaya. They are using the lockdown period to sensitize every individual in the State to make them understand that they are fully in control of the situation by following the three basic/mandatory protocols of wearing a mask and following respiratory etiquette, maintaining physical distancing and following proper hand hygiene.
Provided Solar Power
Inspirational news in times of COVID. First women solar engineers of Garo Hills working with GHE Connect provided solar power to households of remote villages of Chokpot block with District Administration support. Villagers participated to bring electricity in record 3 days.
Happy to see the progress of the work in Rongjeng and Patharkhmah Model college in spite of challenges due to COVID -19. We are targeting to complete both within this financial year.