As Meghalaya celebrates its Fifty Years of Statehood, the people of the state remember the contributions of the people to the development and achievements in various fields over the years and prepare a road map for the coming years. This is also a good time to look back and reflect on the State's successes and failures. This book is the culmination of a gathering of academic scholars and intellectuals to commemorate by remembering and honouring the leaders' contributions to the creation of a separate state, which is a momentous occasion. Furthermore, the book acknowledges the participation of individuals who have brought laurels to the State in various fields over the years, with significant progress in various sectors and achieved several milestones in development, governance, and service delivery to the people, however, the book also highlighted the challenges that require introspection. The papers in the book also strive to achieve the stakeholders' collective aspirations while remaining true to the past and present realities. However, there are obstacles that the State must overcome in order to meet its goals and expectations. The book also discusses initiatives that must be undertaken in order to embark on and formulate strategies and policies to address, in order to maintain equalibrium and preparedness to face any challenges in the near future.