Meghalaya Minister for Information and Public Relations (IPR) A T Mondal has sought the state government’s support in constructing a Meghalaya House to accommodate Meghalayan students and workers here.
Mondal was speaking at a cultural exchange programme organized by the Government of Meghalaya. “Bangalore has the highest Meghalayan population after New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Our students come here for technical education, and others come here for jobs. We have managed to set up a Meghalaya House in New Delhi, and we expect the Karnataka government’s help for the same here,” Mondal said.
The cultural exchange programme forms part of the goodwill mission undertaken by the Meghalaya government after the mass exodus of the North-East populace from Bangalore in August this year.
The PR Department of Meghalaya has set up a unique registration portal for the people who want to relocate to other parts of the country.
“Our intention is to reach out to our people, wherever they are, in a natural calamity or any other problem. Once we have their details, we can connect with the respective state governments to ensure our people are safe and rehabilitated,” he said.
The ‘outstation registration form’ can be accessed through the Meghalaya Integrated Information System at www.meghalayaonline.gov.in/outstationr/registration.htm.