CME conference, Free Eye Camp mark Meghalaya Day in Jowai

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Jowai, Jan 23: Joining hands with the State to celebrates its 40th statehood day, numerous programmes were held at MTC Stand, Iawmusiang at Orchid Thadlaskein National conference CME and Free Eye Camp at Bansara Eye Care, Jowai on Saturday last.
“It gives me immense joy to facilitate the members who have contributed in the formation of the statehood” said Minister of Education , R.C Laloo, at the Meghalaya Day Function held in Jowai.
He also recalled the privilege he had a chance to work with Edwin Bareh, the first and last Chief Executive member of the United Khasi Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council also the last MLA from Jaintia Hills in the Assam Legislative Assembly. The progression of the state remains in the brotherly cooperation of the citizens of the district and the state.
The Deputy Commissioner in his introductory speech briefed about the attaining of Statehood and selfless struggle contributed by the members who had a vision for the people of the State and not for self interest.
He urged every citizen especially the youths to have the same spirit for the development of the State.
“These 40 years we have seen lot of development taking place in the district and the Government Scheme have reach to all villages which have improve the economic living of the people especially the rural areas, developments and upliftments will continue with the support and cooperation of the citizens of the District,” he said.
It may be mentioned that as the part of the Meghalaya Day the 1st National CME (Continuing Medical Education) for the Doctors of the district, organized by the Association of Community Ophthalmologists of India (ACOIN) supported by the District Blindness Control Society, Jaintia Hills, and Bansara Eye Care centre Shillong at Orchid Thadlaskein was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner, Jaintia Hills, Jowai, T. Dkhar.
Present for the conference Prof. A.Roy Chaudhury, Prof. Madan Deshpande, Dr. G.V Rao, Dr. Harsha Bab Ram Sukul, Dr. Jennifer Basaiamoit, Dr. M.S. Nangluloo and others.
The aim of ACOIN is to assess the ocular mobility in the people of rural areas .Surveys and checks ups have been done to assess the common eye diseases in all age and sex groups. Six teams conducted eyes camps at Nartiang, khliehriat, Narwan, Laskein, Amlarem and Namdong.
Other highlights of programme at MTC Stand include dances, songs from the participants of Voice of Jaintia, awards for the cleanest villages under the supervision of Total Sanitation Campaign – Amlarem Block – Khonglah Village, Thadlaskein Block- Mookyndur Village, Laskein Block – Iawthymme, Khliehriat Block- Ratacherra and under Saipung Block Saipung village.
A memento was given to R. Kamtre Sumer for being the winner of the State Emblem Contest. Mementos of appreciation was given to W.Laloo, Jonhdeng Pohrmen, T.Kyndiah, H.B Dan, H.S Lyngdoh and B. Sutnga for their special contribution to the creation of the State.


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