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20 October 2016

Press Release No. 548/16


Meghalaya State Commission for Women (MSCW) in collaboration with North East Network and Grassroots conducted a two days Training of Trainers for Women leaders who are representatives of Seng Kynthei from in and around Shillong from today, the 20th October, 2016 at Moreau Institute of Integral Training and Research Society, Brookdene, Shillong. The training was attended by representatives of the Seng Kynthei from different localities of the city. The objective of the training is to strengthen their leadership skills, sensitizing them on various women related issues, empowering them with information of their rights, legislations and responsibilities to enable them to be trainers and to educate and sensitize men and women in the community. Underlining the importance of Seng Kynthei in the welfare of the community, the Chairperson of the MSCW, Smti. Theilin Phanbuh said that such training needs to be organised from time to time to empower the women in terms of knowledge and skills on how to deal with cases of violence and abuse against women and children. She said that the Commission is committed to work with the Dorbar Shnongs, Seng Kynthei, Seng Samla and line departments to curb this menace which has plagued the society at large. She called upon the women representatives to convey the message and knowledge they gained from this training it in their respective localities. Subjects ranging from violence against women and preventive strategies to fundamental rights and entitlements is being imparted to the trainees by the resource persons drawn from the government and NGOs.

Press Release No. 550/16


The District Magistrate East Khasi Hills, Shillong has directed all the temporary fireworks license holders within East Khasi Hills District not to sell imported fireworks/firecrackers of foreign origin which are hazardous in nature and jeopardize public safety and health. Anyone found violating the order will be viewed with seriously.

Press Release No. 551/16


Mawryngkneng Higher Secondary School today celebrated its Golden Jubilee in the school premises which was attended by Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma as the Chief Guest and David A Nongrum, MLA, Mawryngkneng as the Guest of Honour, Julius Dorphang, MLA, Mawhati and MDC, Sohryngkhnam, Pyniaidsing Syiem. During his address, Chief Guest, Dr Mukul M Sangma congratulating the school on the occasion said that the establishment of the school and its journey of 50 glorious years in educational services to the people of Mawryngkhneng is the outcome of love and compassion of the founding members for the next generation. He also said that the milestone that the school has achieved reassures the fact that the best schools are those which are run and managed by the community. Stating that it is the onus of all to prepare the children and the generation next to be capable of overcoming the challenges of the future the Chief Minister called for concerted and collective efforts of all to provide access to quality education to the children. The Chief Minister also said that the developmental programmes of the state have always been inclusive with priority being given to social sectors like Health and Education and skills and talents inherent to the youth. Mawryngkhneng is located along the Shillong-Jowai Road of the National Highway 44. The village falls under the Khyrim State. Till 1966, majority of the people living in the village were illiterate. On 5th February 1966 the Mawryngkhneng Proceeding High School came into existence. The school at present has been upgraded to Higher Secondary with 783 students from Mawryngkhneng and adjoining villages producing commendable results at the Secondary and Higher Secondary examinations. The Chief Minister also unveiled the Golden Jubilee Monument and released the Golden Jubilee Souvenir and also felicitated the founding members, former presidents of the Managing Committee, former principals and outstanding students of the school. Songs, dances and cultural items by students and teachers and former students were the other highlights of the Jubilee Celebration of the day while President, Managing Committee, Klinton Kharsati presented the memorandum of the school to the Chief Guest, Dr Mukul M Sangma. Among others who spoke at the function were Guest of Honour, David Nongrum, MLA, Mawryngkhneng, Pynaidsing Syiem, MDC, Sohryngkham, Banshanlang Lawai, Secretary, Managing Committee who gave the Keynote Address on the Journey and Future Prospect of the school, David Kharsati, Ex Student of the school, Peter J Lawai, Sordar Mawryngkhneng and Wealthy Nongpluh, Principal of the school who delivered the Welcome and Introductory Speech.

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