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Dear Readers,

 

Meghalaya - often termed as “Abode of Clouds”, is one of the eighth North Eastern states of India, comprising of an area of 22,429 sq. km. and has an estimated population of around 3.4 million as in 2021. Along with the rest of the world, the deadly disease Corona virus or COVID-19 which shook the entire globe last year, also affected the small population of this beautiful hilly state. But Meghalaya has been one of the bravest states to fight back with COVID-19. This month, our cover story gives you, an indepth story on how Meghalaya has won the pandemic. A leader is best when he has a vision and ability to translate his vision into a reality. To achieve this, the person must have management skill of doing things right. Doing right things at the right time is the quality of a true leader, which Mr. A.L.Hek, Minister Health, Meghalaya possess. With his experience of politics in the last 25 years, he has gained that leadership, which was truly put into action during COVID-19. The leadership of Mr. A.L.Hek, was exceptionally matured, who worked day and night to ensure lowest possible death due to COVID-19. It is to his credit that he could inspire the bureaucrats and the community simultaneously, which helped him in achieving the desired results. The bureaucrats were supposed to be the most intelligent people, are rarely, seen working so hard, as they did during COVID-19. The scientific management, daily review meetings, sealing of entry points and collection of samples, distribution of food by NGO and participation of the entire community made Meghalaya proud in the country. World Health Organization (WHO) too had appreciation for Meghalaya and observed that Meghalaya has given a lesson to the entire country on how community can come together in combating COVID-19.

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