Nongkrem local MLA, Lambor Malngiang, with Father Orphindro Lyngkot, SDB Provincial, Salesian Province, Shillong, Father Raphael Maiong, SDB, Parish Priest and other priests of the church unveiled the bust. Addressing the gathering, Malngiang recalled the contributions of Father Sngi, both as a priest and as a social thinker. The MLA also donated computers to St. Joseph`s Secondary School, Laitkor.
Fr Sngi, a renowned Khasi priest, breathed his last on May 28, 2016. A known exorcist, missionary, author, and political and social thinker, Fr Sngi was born on January 3, 1921, in the Ri Bhoi district.