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The portrait of former Assembly Speaker Dr Donkupar Roy, was jointly unveiled by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, Opposition leader Mukul Sangma and Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh at the annexe hall inside the temporary assembly chamber at Rilbong on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM lauded the Assembly Speaker and the Assembly Secretariat for taking the initiative to pay tribute to late Roy.
“We would like to have corridors like in the Parliament in the new Assembly building where we would display the portraits of the great leaders who have served as the Assembly Speakers,” Sangma said.
“Everyone who has had a connection with late Dr Roy would have learnt a lot from him. No one would forget his vast experience in serving the people of the State,” he added.
Meanwhile, Opposition leader Mukul Sangma, lauded the initiative and suggested that all portraits of former Assembly Speakers and Deputy Speakers be displayed in the new Assembly building.
“He (Roy) was a humble and ambitious leader with great patience who loved to serve his people,” he said.
Besides this, Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh stated that Dr Roy was a great leader who represented his constituency for seven consecutive terms.
According to him, the portrait is a befitting tribute to the former speaker.
“I will try my best to see that the dream of this tall leader to complete the new Assembly building becomes a reality,” he said.
Lyngdoh also sought the support of the Chief Minister to complete the new Assembly building before the State celebrates 50 years of Statehood.