NONGTOIN, Sept 08: A Program on tree plantation organized by the Porla ‘A’ Sport Club held on Friday planted around 900 trees as a mark of initiation to revitalize the area from the effect of cyclonic storms.
The programme was chaired by the Headman of Porla ‘A’ S.K Diengngan and was attended by members of the Sport Club and people of the area with the Chief Guest being the Ranger, Soil & Water Conservation Mawshynrut, M. Dkhar and Guest of Honor was the Ranger Forest Department, Mawshynrut G Rani.
Shillong, Sept 08: The annual Rickshaw Run organised by the UK based The Adventurists, an organization that raises money for charities worldwide, took off from the JN Sports Complex parking lot on Sunday. Deputy Director of State Information and Public Relations, C Passah and Shillong Press Club President David Laitphlang flagged off the rally.
The Rickshaw Run was escorted out of Shillong by a Meghalaya Police patrol vehicle.
SHILLONG, Sept 07: Union Minister of Textile Dr KS Rao on Saturday said that his ministry is willing to provide unlimited funds to Meghalaya for the promotion of handloom and weaving industry in the state.
“There is no dearth of funds so far as the ministry is concerned,” Dr Rao said while speaking to reporters at the sideline of the foundation stone laying ceremony for National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), permanent campus at Umsawli under the New Shillong Township (NST) here on Saturday.
SHILLONG, Sept 07: The office picketing called by NGOs on Saturday to demand for the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state paralyzed most of the government offices and financial institutions in the state.
The state government had declared Saturday as a working day to compensate for the loss of working hours due to the bandh on Monday but very few except for high ranking officers came to work.