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Education system must stress on survival skills apart from academics

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Along with the rest of the states, Meghalaya too will be gearing up for the celebration of Indian Independence Day on August 15. It is traditional for the Head of state and Prime Minister to assure opening of jobs. However, none of them will spell out as how the job will be created, more so in North Eastern Region where Human Resources are yet untapped. Hence, this time in the salutation ceremony, the state government should stress for more survival skills to be taught in educational institutions.
Former Congress Minister, now Independent legislator from Gambegre in West Garo Hills, Saleng A Sangma termed the Education System in Meghalaya as ‘lacking knowledge of ethics and morals’. He also made an emotional plea for reforming the system especially in rural areas where the fate of both the teachers and students are very grim as of now.

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Sporting spirit is an absolute term in contemporary corporate world

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Every student grows up with the motivation of sporting spirit- the spirit of participation more than winning in the game, it was never mentioned that there is just one winner in every competition. However, in ground reality, the word of sporting- spirit have been replaced by survival of the fittest, or in terms of profit making while participating in any of the sports, track or field.
India, considered as the Mecca of Cricket, the cricket fans consider cricket as religion here and have turned the players as demi-gods but when it comes to the game, Cricketers are being auctioned like any other commodities in Indian Premier League (IPL). The recent exposure regarding the involvement of players, bookies and females in the transaction is a shocker to cricket fans. Such tainted players still continue to receive endorsements for various products.

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Education and tolerance only means to attain peace and harmony

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Marking the last Friday fasting of the ongoing holy month of Muslim – Ramadan, Pope Francis message to the Muslim brothers stressed mainly on educating the Muslim and Christians youth. Pope commended that young people’s upbringing must be directed to think and speak respectfully of other religions and their followers, and to avoid ridiculing or denigrating their convictions and practices. Only through Education the spirit of cooperation, true promoters of mutual respect and friendship can be obtained.

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Have Reality Shows benefitted Meghalaya

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The euphoria to vote for the contestants in reality show this time is hitting the bottom. Unlike the era of Amit Paul for Indian Idol, Shillong Chamber Choir and Toshan Sing Nongbet of India’s Got Talent fame, where mass voting was witnessed. Except for Shillong Chamber Choir who won the first prize, the rest however were the strong contenders reaching the final round. Paul was made Meghalaya Ambassador of Peace, but during the time of need his presence was never seen. Neither other contestants did anything to promote the state and performing art.

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As India awaits its 29th state, Meghalaya’s four new districts aghast

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

As the nation debates and awaits the constitutional sanction to declare Telangana as India’s 29th state, the peculiar adjustment of Hyderabad as the common capital for 10 years is yet another exemplary adjustment of democracy which world over will be keen to observe, more so from the popular Twin cities of India. Such adjustment is significant about the foresightedness of both the state and central governments in terms of infrastructure and proximity of administration for the masses.
Meghalaya was carved out from Assam on January 21, 1972, without proper demarcation of interstate boundaries; the 41 years old Meghalaya is still trying to figure out a solution. In the same unplanned manner, the previous state government, under the Chief Ministership of Dr Mukul M Sangma have formed four new districts, who will be observing their first anniversary in few days time, all the four districts are yet to have their own infrastructure to set up the administration headquarters had never contemplated to function in the existing complex, unlike the arrangement of Hyderabad.

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