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State Consumer Helpline to be operated by KJWA

The Khasi Jiantia Welfare Association (KJWA) in collaboration with the Food civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Government of Meghalaya has set up State Consumer Helpline for the State of Meghalaya.

The Consumer Awareness Scheme was approved by the Economic Affairs on 24th January 2008 to empower consumers by educating them of their rights and responsibilities. The Department of Consumer Affairs (GoI) has a consumer awareness and protection programme under the banner of ‘Jago Grahak Jago’.

The first step taken by KJWA is to make public aware about the existence of this helpline. The Association has travelled to different Schools, Colleges and remote areas of the state to preach people about this help line number.

With this toll free help line 1800-345-3678 consumers will have the assistance to solve the matters themselves with just a phone call. The State Consumer Helpline is an initiative by KJWA by signing MoU with the State Government. The objective of this consumer helpline is to provide clear and practical advice of various issues relating to consumers rights, to improve the quality and availability of information.

Consumers having complaint can register themselves with any of the three agencies depending on their losses, any consumers faces i.e. less than 20 lakh to the District Forum, 20 lakhs and 1 crore to the State Commission and if more than 1 crore the consumer can complaint to the National Commission.


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HYC wants colleges to give first preference to local Youths

The Hynñiewtrep Youth Council (HYC) delegation lead by Roy Kupar Synrem met the principals and heads of the different colleges which include St Anthony’s College, St Edmund’s College, Shillong College, St Mary’s College and others to demand that colleges should give first preference to local students for admission in their respective institutions.

 Synrem said that it is important for these colleges or institution to give first preference to the youth of the state so to inspire them to go for higher studies and not spending so much money to get admission outside the state. He added that the heads of the different institutions have also assured to look into the matter.

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'Meghalaya Kurash wrestling' team to participate in Jharkhand

Member of Meghalaya ‘Kurash Wrestling’ team which consist of eight participants will participate in the National sub-junior & cadets ‘Kurash’ Championship which will be held in Jharkhand from 14th to 17th May 2018. Kurash is a form of folk wrestling practiced in central India. The wrestlers will have to use a towel to hold their opponents, and their goal is to throw their opponents off the feet.  Lyngdoh Nonglait, Bobita Ray, Derick Marbaniang, Kitboklang Dkhar, Daman Nongsiej, Antonio Lyngdoh, Richfield Wahlang, Sylvian Enrique Kharkangor.

The team is lead by Phyiona Nongbet and Balamphang Kharkongor as Manager and Coach respectively of the Meghalaya Kurash Association.

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Improvement of Education  in the State is Govt's top priority: CM Conrad K Sangma

Chief Minister Mr. Conrad K. Sangma stressed that there is need for overall development of the region in term of education sector.

The Chief Minister spoke during the occasion of the Golden Jubilee celebration of Shngimawlein Government Upper Primary School in Mawkyrwat. Conrad expressed his satisfaction as the school is moving in the right direction which has been possible only through the hard work and dedication of the founding members of the school and various personalities which have helped elevate the school to its present status.

The Chief Minister admit that there is a need of improvement in the education sector of the State and the Government will try to tackle all the challenges to improve the education quality in the State.

He added that the Government is working tirelessly to ensure that the right policy is implemented in order to bring out better quality of education in the State. On his first ever visit to South West Khasi Hills, the Chief Minister Mr. Conrad K.  Sangma said “there are certain areas and regions and districts in our state that really do need special attention and special care apart from education.

The programme was attended by Education Minister Mr.Lahkmen Rymbui, Local MLA Mawkyrwat constituency Shri Renikton Lyngdoh, Local MLA of Ranikor constituency, ex MLA Mawkyrwat Shri. Rowell Lyngdoh, Deputy Commissioner of South West Khasi Hills Smti I. Laloo, other government, heads of various organizations and people of Mawkyrwat.

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St. Anthony’s & St.Edmunds tops the list in  Science & Commerce

St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School secured the highest number of ranks in the science stream category. This prestigious School secured rank from First to Tenth position followed by Donbosco Shool in Tura. The first rank was secured by Lawanaibok Kharphuli with distinctions in six subjects. The only school which made it to the Top 10 list besides St Anthony’s is Don Bosco College HS Section, Tura in which Nishtha Barman Hajong managed to bag the 6th position.

Even in the Commerce Stream category, St Anthony’s HS School managed to secured Seventh positions in the Top 10 list and St Edmund’s HS School, Shillong with three positions in the list with Chongdeinem Guite as the toper. BBS College and Christian Academy HS School are also featured in the top 10 list.

The district with the highest number of pass percentage in the Science stream is East Khasi Hills with 82.78 and in the Commerce stream is East Garo Hills with 93.75 percent.

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