SHILLONG, Oct 22: Without a single Indian University featuring in the top 200 World University list in recent memory or an Indian scholar bagging the Nobel Prize in the past 80 years, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, Tuesday expressed regret that slump in India’s higher education must be corrected with “urgent innovative changes.”
Addressing the 21st Convocation of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) here, Mukherjee said, higher education in India “cannot be allowed to continue in a routine fashion any longer.” He told the gathering that India needs an urgent introduction of innovative changes in its centers of higher education. “Core problems have to be addressed expeditiously,” the President said.
SHILLONG, Oct 22: At a meeting convened at the Khasi National Durbar Hall, Mawkhar, Shillong, the People’s Candidate Forum (PCF) has decided to nominated Rev. (Dr) PBM Basaiawmoit as the Forum’s candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha (LS) election from Shillong Parliamentary seat.
SHILLONG: Oct 22: The St. Dominic Savio Church, Mawlai Parish, will be observing its year –long Platinum Jubilee from October 27 onwards.
On this day, the Archbishop of Shillong, Most Rev. Dominic Jala, sdb, will declare the celebration open by hoisting the Jubilee Flag at 10 am. The Guest of Honor, Meghalaya Health Minister A. L Hek will unveil the commemorative plaque.
The Holy Mass commences at 10:30 am and the occasion will conclude with the Marian Procession at 1.30 pm.
SHILLONG, Oct 22: The A’chik National Volunteer Council-Breakaway (ANVC-B) celebrated its Foundation Day with the village folk and the cadres at its Eden Bari Camp at Tura on October 20 last.
The outfit leaders stressed on the need to abide by the party policy for the cause of the people and for peace in the area. However, the Chairman of ANVC(B), Rimpu N. Marak warned of pseudo ANVC(B)s who mostly are deserters trying to malign the name of the organization by carrying out illegal activities using the pads, seals and name of the Organization.