Meghalaya Nuggets

College-goers learn about food systems at Khweng
SHILLONG, May 13: Students of St. Edmund’s College on Thursday visited Khweng village in Ri-Bhoi to get exposure on the best practices of Indigenous Food System (IFS). As many as 36 second-semester students of Bachelor of Social Work were part of the exposure visit, which was facilitated by the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS). The objective of the trip was to collaborate with various NGOs for the students’ study tour and rural camps as part of their curriculum and also to understand the works done by such organisations. The college has selected NESFAS to be one of its partners in this regard, according to a statement issued here.

Guv for assistance to Red Cross
SHILLONG, May 13: Governor Satya Pal Malik has accentuated the need to assist Red Cross in its services and imbibe a spirit of serving fellow human beings. The Governor said this in his address during a programme to commemorate the World Red Cross Day, at Raj Bhavan on Friday. Malik, who is also the president of the Indian Red Cross Society, Meghalaya, called upon one and all to rededicate their pledge in extending their cooperation and support to the Red Cross in their goal to serve mankind.Lauding the role played by the Meghalaya Red Cross Society during COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor urged the people of the state to take advantage from the training programmes provided by the Red Cross. Earlier, the Governor also released the Red Cross Flag and distributed certificates to new members of the Meghalaya Red Cross Society.

Retired nurses feted in WJH
JOWAI, May 13: As part of the commemoration of International Nurses Day, the West Jaintia Hills unit of the Trained Nurses Association of India on Thursday felicitated retired nurses during a programme. Thematised on ‘Nurses: a Voice to lead-Invest in Nursing and Respect Rights to Secure Global Health’, the programme was attended by Laskein Block Development Officer, Dr. B Langbang, and Superintendent of Dr. Norman Tunnel Hospital, Dr. D Nongpluh, as the chief guest and guest of honour respectively. It may be mentioned that the International Nurses Day is observed globally on the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. During the visit, the students learned the best practices of IFS and the traditional knowledge systems and witnessed inspirational stories from the ground at Khweng, which has the highest agrobiodiversity with over 319 food plants as per the mapping exercise conducted by NESFAS. Later, the group went on an ‘Agrobiodiversity Walk’ at the nearby food production systems of the village.

Dak Adalat on May 19
SHILLONG, May 13: A divisional-level Dak Adalat to address grievances pertaining to postal services will be organised on May 19 at 11:30 am at the office of the Senior Superintendant of Post Offices, Meghalaya Division, Shillong. In this regard, people have been asked to send written complaints so as to reach the office on or before May 18. “Written complaints should be sent through ordinary post or speed post with the subject “Dak Adalat” superscribed on the cover, addressed to the Sr. Supdt. Of Post Office, Meghalaya Division, Shillong-793001. The complaints should contain full details like complete address and registration receipt number. For complaints about Saving schemes and Postal Life Insurance, the account number, Policy number and full address of the depositor or insurer should be given,” a statement in this regard said.

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