Meghalaya keen to name road after Unitarian Church founder Kissor
(Sourced from PTI)
Meghalaya Home Minister James PK Sangma said the state government is keen at naming a road after the Unitarian Church founder, Hajom Kissor Sing Nongbri. He attended the inauguration of the anniversary of the Unitarian Church in Meghalaya's Khasi-Jaintia Hills and Assam's Karbi-Anglong at an interfaith meeting in Shillong. He expressed optimism the government will announce September 18 (the anniversary) as a local holiday.
The Unitarian Church, founded by young Kissor way back in 1887, will be celebrating the 131st Anniversary on September 18 across the Khasi-Jaintia and Karbi Anglong region of Meghalaya and Assam, respectively. Minister Sangma said, "It is a great idea (to name roads after great personalities). We are very seriously contemplating to name roads in our state."
"We have so many names we are proud about and Babu Hajom Kissor figure in that list," Sangma said. The Home Minister made the statement after noted historian and St Edmunds Principal, Dr. Sylvanus Lamare, said that the government of the day ought to give Kissor its due respect for his contribution in the community, the language and the Church that is inclusive.
"The government is privileged to take this matter and give him (Kissor) the recognition, although he doesn't need it, but as a small gesture from the government," Sangma said while addressing the interfaith gathering.