SHILLONG, Oct 13: Meghalaya Governor, Tathagata Roy today said that separatist movements in the country have failed because it did not have the support of the majority.
Roy was speaking at the Central Puja Committee’s, Get-Together of Harmony which was held at Assom Kristi Kendra Auditorium, Stony Land Dhankheti.
“Not single one succeeded. Why it did not succeed is because that they did not get support from the majority who wanted to live together,” the Meghalaya Governor said.
Roy also said that a different ethnic group, religions living together is very endearing experience for him even as he reminded the gathering that he, his wife and children were products of Catholic Schools.
The Governor also said that he learnt the “Lord’s Prayer” even before he had learnt the Hindu mantras and saw nothing different in it.
Earlier, Meghalaya Leader of Opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma who also spoke said that peace and harmony will enable the people of the state to realise their true potentials and take it forward.
Reminding the people that all aspire to have peace, happiness and well-being, Dr Sangma said that all must come together to ensure the future generation’s interests.
“We are committed to see Meghalaya demonstrates to the world that we can come together to ensure peace, happiness and well-being,” the Leader of Opposition said.
Dr Sangma also pointed out that Meghalaya is a state where the majority is Christian.
“Therefore we should show the way and should live by example,” Dr Sangma said.
Earlier, the Meghalaya Governor led the gathering in prayer. The Get-Together of Harmony was also attended by heads of different religious faiths who wished Happy Durga Puja to their Hindu brethrens.
Leader of various leaders of various political parties also attended the CPC’s diamond jubilee celebration.