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Statue to honour Khasi chief, subcontinent’s first girl minister

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GUWAHATI:  Six many years after her demise, Meghalaya is planning to put in a statue to honour Mavis Dunn Lyngdoh, who turned the Indian subcontinent’s first girl minister 83 years in the past. As Meghalaya is celebrating the golden jubilee of statehood, Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh has written to Chief Minister Conrad Ok Sangma proposing to honour Mavis by erecting her life-sized statue.

“Appreciating the state government’s effort to celebrate the golden jubilee in a grand and befitting manner, it will also be proper for us to honour the late Mavis Dunn Lyngdoh. I would like to request the government to consider putting one full-size statue of her on the premises of the State Central Library (in Shillong) and honour her for her achievement and service to our people,” Lyngdoh’s letter to Sangma reads.

Mavis was appointed a Cabinet minister in Assam in 1939, eight years earlier than Sarojini Naidu was appointed because the governor of the United Provinces in 1947, turning into the primary girl to carry the workplace of governor within the Dominion of India. At the invitation of Sir Mohammed Syed Saadulla, Mavis, then aged 33 years, had joined his authorities in 1939. Meghalaya, which attained statehood in 1972, was then part of Assam. 

Born on June 4, 1906 to H Dunn and Ka Helibon Lyngdoh, Mavis studied on the Welsh Mission Girls’ School, Shillong; the Diocesan College and the Bethune College, Kolkata, the place she obtained her BT diploma. She was additionally the primary Khasi girl to qualify to practise legislation from the University Law College, Guwahati.

Her political profession started on the age of 31 in 1937 when she was elected as a member of the Assam Assembly as an unbiased candidate. As the well being minister, she created the posts of nurses in government-run hospitals, and ladies educated in public in addition to personal establishments have been appointed. There have been no state coaching colleges for nurses within the Northeast again then. Mavis, who by no means married, retired from politics in 1946 however devoted her life to social service. She died in 1962.

GUWAHATI:  Six many years after her demise, Meghalaya is planning to put in a statue to honour Mavis Dunn Lyngdoh, who turned the Indian subcontinent’s first girl minister 83 years in the past. As Meghalaya is celebrating the golden jubilee of statehood, Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh has written to Chief Minister Conrad Ok Sangma proposing to honour Mavis by erecting her life-sized statue.

“Appreciating the state government’s effort to celebrate the golden jubilee in a grand and befitting manner, it will also be proper for us to honour the late Mavis Dunn Lyngdoh. I would like to request the government to consider putting one full-size statue of her on the premises of the State Central Library (in Shillong) and honour her for her achievement and service to our people,” Lyngdoh’s letter to Sangma reads.

Mavis was appointed a Cabinet minister in Assam in 1939, eight years earlier than Sarojini Naidu was appointed because the governor of the United Provinces in 1947, turning into the primary girl to carry the workplace of governor within the Dominion of India. At the invitation of Sir Mohammed Syed Saadulla, Mavis, then aged 33 years, had joined his authorities in 1939. Meghalaya, which attained statehood in 1972, was then part of Assam. 

Born on June 4, 1906 to H Dunn and Ka Helibon Lyngdoh, Mavis studied on the Welsh Mission Girls’ School, Shillong; the Diocesan College and the Bethune College, Kolkata, the place she obtained her BT diploma. She was additionally the primary Khasi girl to qualify to practise legislation from the University Law College, Guwahati.

Her political profession started on the age of 31 in 1937 when she was elected as a member of the Assam Assembly as an unbiased candidate. As the well being minister, she created the posts of nurses in government-run hospitals, and ladies educated in public in addition to personal establishments have been appointed. There have been no state coaching colleges for nurses within the Northeast again then. Mavis, who by no means married, retired from politics in 1946 however devoted her life to social service. She died in 1962.