The Dikkibandi Stadium at Dakopgre in Tura of Meghalaya which was earlier known as MP stadium will now be named after former Lok Sabha Speaker late P. A Sangma.
The decision was made by the state cabinet as per the recommendations made by state naming authority tasked with the job to name roads, and institutions after personalities.
Also apart from Dikkibandi stadium, a junction leading to AMPT road in Tura have been renamed after P A Sangma.
Purno Agitok Sangma has served as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Chief Minister of Meghalaya. He started his political career with the Congress party and represented the Tura constituency of Meghalaya in Lok Sabha multiple times.
P. A Sangma served as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990. He formed the Nationalist Congress Party in 1999 along with Sharad Pawar and Tariq Anwar.
P. A Sangma contested the elections for the post of President of India in 2012 and lost the elections to Pranab Mukherjee. PA Sangma died from cardiac arrest in New Delhi on 4 March 2016 at the age of 68.
Formation: 21 January 1972
Largest City: Shillong
Governor: Ganga Prasad
Chief Minister: Conrad K Sangma (NPP)
Official Language: English