Shillong, Dec 22: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma, along with the Bollywood Actor Vivek Oberoi and the Director of Social Welfare, H.M. Shangpliang on Sunday paid a visit to Observation Home (Boys) at Cleave Colony, Rilang Children’s Home at Nongshilliang, Sisters of Charity Mercy Home at Demthring and Lawei Phyrnai Children’s Home at Umpling, Shillong as part of the pre-Christmas Celebration.
Shillong, Dec 21: The Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has affirmed that there is no turning back on the 12 – hr bandh call on December 23. The Council declared that the bandh will continue as scheduled, and if people want to shop, they can do so after 6 pm.
Reacting to requests, appeals and criticisms on the dawn to dusk bandh call on Monday, HNLC Publicity Secretary, Saiñkupar Nongtraw said, “The Council has taken its decision for the interests of the Hynniewtrep (Khasi) community and would go ahead with its declaration of the 12 hours bandh on December 23. People who are so interested in shopping can do the same after 6 pm, and they are free to do so.”
Shillong, Dec 21: On this festive season of Christmas, Shishu Shiksha Ghar (SSG) – Children’s Home of Learning - too organized a series of programmes to celebrate Christmas thereby making the day special and joyful for the distressed, destitute and those in difficult situations.
Administrative Head & Principal of Shishu Shiksha Ghar, Shima Modak, took the initiative to organize the celebration at the Mercy Old age Home so as to spread the happiness among the elderly people and provide them too with a platform to enjoy together with the children.
SHILLONG, Dec 20: So once again the verdict is familiar. Money and only money is all that drives the Indian electoral process and this hard reality is being underscored by an ongoing study of eleven Indian States, including Meghalaya, where polls were conducted recently.
Satyavani G, a consultant hired by the Election Commission together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said that during her ongoing study on India’s election in eleven States, she has found so far “money as one of the most important factors” driving the Indian polls.
Shillong, Dec 21: The ANVC(B) has announced that it will now ask help from public for maintaining its camp and cadres.
“We will seek support openly from every citizen and make our appeal to all citizens without any remorse and reservation as we do not fear anymore and above all we do not want the present scenario to deteriorate. If Government wants to make an enemy out of us for going openly, we will not refrain,” ANVC(B) Joint Secretary, Rangdo Marak, declared through a press communiqué on Saturday.
Left – The rotary at Khyndailad (Police Bazaar) illuminated in a conical shape to indicate a pine tree for Christmas celebration; Right – a person posing as Santa Claus standing outside a wine store in Laitumkhrah, waiting for his turn while also waving and wishing passersby. Such is the flavor of Christmas in this new age modernity. On one hand government spends lavishly in decorations when hundreds go hungry everyday and projects stuck in a limbo due to fund constraints, while on the other hand people unashamedly queue in line to grab bottle(s) of wine while donning the attire of the legendary wise, loved and messenger of peace, Santa Claus.
SHILLONG, Dec 20: Christian churched on Friday slammed the bandh sponsored by the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Monday saying it was uncalled for and inappropriate during the festive season.
Catholic Church said it is not right for the tribal militants to call a bandh on the eve of Christmas.
“This is not right and a bandh would defeat the Christmas celebration in a meaningful manner,” Archbishop of Shillong Diocese, Dominic Jala, said.