May 15 is the International Day of Families. This was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1992. The theme for 2013 is ‘Social Integration and Intergenerational Solidarity’. The very goal of social integration is to bring all social groups, particularly vulnerable groups, and individuals into the political, social, cultural and economic structures of a society so that they can participate in the decision-making process and improve their access to opportunities.
As globally the international day of Families is observed, it is also appropriate for Meghalaya to introspect first the family structures in the state, and then socially and globally.