Tura, June 06: The Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills Pravin Bakshi led the students of Tura to take the pledge for environment at an official programme to mark the World Environment Day on Monday.
The programme was organised by District Administration in collaboration with Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Promotion Programme, Tura Municipal Board and other departments and organisations of the district.
During the celebration the speakers made conscious effort to sensitise the students on the need to contribute to minimize their carbon footprint, adopt to sustainable lifestyle and plant more and more trees.
SHILLONG, June 06: The World Environment Day cum Cleaning drive was organized by the Rongram Area Citizens Forum (RACF) in collaboration with Educational Institute, Churches and village elders on Monday in Rongram Bazaar.
Giving the introductory speech, RACF President Roger Benny A Sangma stressed on the importance of being aware and protective about the nature and environment, while cautioning about global warming and imbalance of ecosystem.
SHILLONG, May 28: The Shillong Golf Club won the 101 Area Golf Championship amongst the various other Golf clubs of the state on Sunday.
The golf championship was conducted on one of the oldest golf courses in the country with its vintage dating back to 1898. It was for the first time, the various Golf Clubs of Shillong like Vajra Golf Club, Laitkor Golf Club, Shillong Golf Club Ltd alongwith Rhino Golf Club participated in a team event, in addition to the participation of members of Shillong Golf Club in the open category.
SHILLONG, May 28: Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) through its Department of Allied Health Sciences (AHS), on Saturday conducted a free Health Camp in Puriang, Mawryngkneng Block, East Khasi Hills.
The health camp not only held consultations with doctors but tests were also conducted by the students from MSc, BSc, and Diploma courses, from the Department of AHS. The test included Blood Test, BMI, Vital Signs, Diet and Nutrition counseling and also Eye screening which was done by students from Bansara Eye Care Centre.
SHILLONG, May 28: BSF troops deployed at Umsiyam in East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya along the Indo-Bangla international border seized 1500 sarees worth over Rs. 27 lacs on Sunday.
According to the BSF, a suspicious Tata 207 vehicle was spotted near the international border and when frisked recovered more than 1500 sarees worth approx Rs. 27 lacs.