Shillong, Jan 30: The United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit, has made it clear that his Clean Politics Campaign (CPC) has nothing to do with any particular political party nor was he trying to gain any political mileage out of it.
He had toured villages across Khasi-Jaintia Hills in the eastern part of Meghalaya to motivate the rural masses to support his campaign.
Stating that he had received positive response, the social activist-turned-politician said nearly 70 meetings have already been held in various parts of the Khasi-Jaintia Hills. Over 7,000 people have registered for the crusade.
The rally of CPC of 'Team Ardent' is significant in the state ahead of the Assembly elections scheduled early next year.
Shillong, Jan 30: Following the demand of insurgent outfit Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) to withdraw security forces from Garo Hills region, the Meghalaya government Monday said it was working on a strategy to deal with them.
"We are working on a strategy to deal with the militants and the government will take a re-look into deployment of security forces (in three Garo Hills districts)," Chief Secretary W M S Pariat said.
Shillong, Jan 30: State Government paid a rich tribute to the Father of the Nation in a function at the Meghalaya Secretariat wherein Chief Secretary, WMS Pariat, senior officials and staff of the State Government were present.
64 years ago, on this day, Mahatma Gandhi, whose life was an inspiration not only to those struggling for India's freedom but continues to inspire all people of conscience the world over that are struggling for freedom, social justice and genuine democracy, was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, on the steps of a building where a prayer meeting was going to take place.
Although India had won its independence from the British on August 15, 1947, Gandhiji continued his struggle for social justice and against sectarian hate that threatened the social fabric of the nation, until the last breath of his life.
It is disheartening to note that while other occasions in India are celebrated with much vigor, Mahatma Gandhi death, which was for the nation and social justice, hardly finds any attention.
Shillong, Jan 30: Some NGOs in Meghalaya Monday demanded the government re-conduct Census 2011 operations claiming a tribe was not included in the preliminary Census released by the government.
A joint forum of NGOs from Jaintia Hills district Monday dashed a letter to the Chief Secretary W M S Pariat asking him to re-conduct the Census operation survey in the state.
"All surveys of the Census 2011 operation should be stopped," T Lytep, Chairman of the Jaintia NGOs Forum (JNF), told reporters claiming the forum detected the anomaly late.
SHILLONG, Jan 30: The Jaintia Youth Federation Women’s wing (JYF-WW) have donated blankets to 45 disabled people and orphans who were under the care of a small Catholic monastery, KBB in Iooksi, Jaintia Hills, on January 28 last.
The Organization under the leadership of the President JYF-WW Iooksi Unit, Wanbok Papeng and President of the KBB, Heimon Phawa along with the escorting team comprising of the President of the JYF Central Body, P Majaw, P P Lyngdoh, Joining Dkhar and other members of the Womens wing went to donate blankets to Kynhun Balang Barit (KBB) as charity to the disabled and the orphans there.
P Majaw, speaking at the occasion, said, “People respected the rich and the well-to-do, but if the spirit of sympathy to the poor and the unfortunate is not there, then all the richness that we have is utterly meaningless”.
JYF’s socio and economic secretary, Joining Dkhar concluded the programme by attributing the organization’s gratitude to Ioanis Pala MD of Pala Group Welfare Association (PGWA) for the sponsorship of the blankets.