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Seminar on National Nutrition Week

The Department of Social Welfare of Meghalaya in collaboration the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Community Food & Nutrition Extension Unit (CFNEU) GOI kick-off the  National Nutrition Week with a one day State Level Workshop on the theme Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health.

The workshop was graced by the Meghalaya Minister for I & PR, Labour, etc, Dr. M. Ampareen Lyngdoh as the Chief Guest and Deputy Director, Department of Social Welfare, Smti Karuna Lamar as the Chairperson which was held at the Conference Hall of the of Social Welfare building itself Shillong.

Speaking at event Dr. Lyngdoh said that the main objective of this Week’s observation is to address the problems of malnutrition of mother and child which is prevalent in the State. She also said that that most mothers have this misconception that nutrition is associated with money and can be bought in the market, hence it is crucial for parents to take special care of their child in the first 24 months. She also reminded the social workers that they too have an equally important role to play to educate mothers on the importance of breastfeeding the child for the first six months because breast-milk is one of the most nutritious feed for the infants. she appeal to all young workers to take this opportunity to go to their respective places of work and chalk out programmes and activities which can help mothers understand the significance of a healthy and balanced diet.

 

 Others resource person were  Deputy Director of Social Welfare Department Smti Karuna Lamar and Demonstration Officer-II, CFNEU, Shillong Shri S B Singh.

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Umkhrah : what has thou to tell? 

Dondor Giri Nongkhlaw
Geomorphologist

 Lately Umkhrah river has been a burning topic of discussion because of its dreadful conditions, it really is a topic of grave concern, environmentally in terms of pollution, culturally and spatially in terms of unplanned proliferation of settlements on its banks. It is a river that people have praised, that poetry have been composed and songs sung and as people have come so people have gone its name would be etched forever in the geographical landscape of the Shillong Plateau as long as it flows whether clean or dirty. 

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Tibetan crisis deepens

As the Tibetans over five-decades old movement demanding more autonomy from the ‘repressive’ Chinese regime today stands at a crucial transition phase after the movement’s supreme leader Dalai Lama  announced his retirement in March last year, Tibetans in general are now expecting the government and the people from neighbouring India to lend a stronger voice to their unrelenting fight for rights.

“Tibet” which is nicknamed “the roof of the world” or “the land of snows”, has the high-altitude Himalayan plateau associated in popular remembrance with meditation and Buddhist tranquility, and has been in the core of many conflicts ever since it was militarily usurped by China in 1951. Add a comment Read more...

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Mr. Shlur Nongbri

THE UNSUNG HERO

Mr. Shlur Nongbri has been hailed as the most illustrious football player of the fifties and sixties in North East India. Those who have been fortunate enough to watch him in action often find themselves at a loss for words when asked to describe his performances on the field. ?Once he had possession of the ball, it didn?t matter how many defenders threw themselves at him, his swift legs and deftness ensured he?d always get a good shot,? reminisces Wahingdoh resident Lber F. Nalle.  

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Violence-hit areas still tense

Violence in AssamOver a month has gone by since another spell of violent clashes between the Bodo tribe and Muslim community bled three districts under Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) and parts of adjoining Dhubri district of Assam leaving over 80 dead and driving over four lakhs out of home. Still the tension is palpable in the area that has been kept guarded through heavy deployment of paramilitary forces while Army has remained on standby. Sporadic incidents of shoot out and violence continued reflecting that the inter-community hatred that triggered the riot run very deep.

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