Meghalaya Nuggets

Two EKH villages to remain closed for tourists on Nov 19
SHILLONG, Nov 12: Tourists have been requested not to visit Riwai and Nohwet villages located near Mawlynnong, East Khasi Hills, on November 19, since a cleaning drive is scheduled for that day. Talking to reporters on Friday, members of the two villages — Khrawborlang Khongmen and Mekerbor Khonglam — asked tourists not to visit the village on the day of the cleaning drive. “We also plan to improve the footpath from Nohwet to Riwai on this day,” they informed.

Houses charred in Ri Bhoi village
NONGPOH, Nov 12: Two houses with all their belongings were charred in a fire incident in Ri Bhoi on Thursday evening. One of the two houses belonged to Pyrkhatsani Sumer and Antimerry Tongwah, while the other belonged to Merita Tongwah. However, no casualty or injury was reported from the incident. According to sources, the daughter of Pyrkhatsani Sumer and Antimery Tongwah were studying with a candle on. However, she fell asleep without putting off the candle which subsequently caused the house to catch fire. The locals, however, swung into action and the girl and her grandfather were kept out of harm’s way. But unfortunately, the house of Merita Tongwah, which was nearby, caught fire, too. Both the houses were destroyed in the incident. On learning about the incident, Nongpoh MLA Mayralborn Syiem and MDC Balajied Rani met the two families on Friday morning and offered cash assistance of Rs 8,000 each including bags of rice, clothes and CGI sheets.

Week of Prayer, World Fellowship
SHILLONG, Nov 12: The Shillong YMCA and YWCA jointly organised the Week of Prayer and World Fellowship at the All Saints Cathedral recently. Thematised on ‘Beauty from Brokenness’, the programme was attended by YMCA Shillong president, Dr P. Lyngdoh, YWCA Shillong president, Mebaailang Kharkongor, among other members. During the programme, the members of the YWCA presented a special song. The members of both YWCA and YMCA also partook in a tree adoption programme to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of Sir George Williams, the founder of YMCA.

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