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DALAI: THE CARDAMOM VALLEY OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Indrajit Tingwa

Anjaw, one of the Eastern districts of Arunachal Pradesh is divided into three valleys with Dalai Valley being one of them. Dav and Lohit are the two other valleys. Dalai Valley is famous for the production of large cardamom. One of the remotest and closest administrative circle headquarter in the valley, Chaglagam reflects the turn around it has given to the economy of the Mishmis, the tribe inhabiting the valley in recent years. Chaglagam is close to the Indo-China border and is about 60 km distance from Hayuliang.

The valley is refreshingly serene with panaromic view of the hills that dot the landscape. It is a part of the young Himalayas. Now and then on the way, one can find waterfalls and streams cascading the hillsides adding to the wellendowed natural canvas of the valley.

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TRIPLE TALAQ

Donboklang Wanniang

Triple talaq allows any Muslim man to legally divorce his wife by stating the word “talaq” thrice. The man did not need to cite any cause for the divorce and the wife need not be present at the time of assertion. For a long time it has been a subject of controversy and debates within the country, raising the issues of justice, gender equality, human rights and secularism. India has the world’s second-largest Muslim population. The issue has also cause a debate on the need for a uniform civil code in India.

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Disaster Management Training for Children with Disabilities

The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) South West Khasi Hills District organised a one day programme for the differently abled students & teachers of Lynti Jingkyrmen School.

The workshop including mock drill was organized at the Multi-purpose hall DC office. The event was graced by Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum- CEO, DDMA, Shri H S Lyngdoh in the presence of Smti. D L Kharkongor, District Disaster Management Officer, South West Khasi Hills Mawkyrwat and other senior government officials.

During the training the students were sensitized on the concept of Disaster Management and the do’s and don’ts in time of earthquake, cyclone, flood, lightning and thunderstorms. They were also imparted practical training on search & rescue and first aid.

 

The resource persons on the day were Shri F Wankhar, DM Professional, Mawkyrwat, Smti. C Kharlyngdoh, DM Professional, Mawkyrwat, Shri E Kharbudon, DM Professional, State Disaster Management Authority, Shillong and Shri. K Shylla, DM Professional, State Disaster Management Authority, Shillong.

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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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