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EJH DC encourages people to send suggestions on Reservation Policy
KHLIEHRIAT, June 7: The expert committee on the State Reservation Policy will soon hold wide-ranging consultations with all stakeholders from Meghalaya by holding public hearings in the state capital as well as in all district headquarters. Informing this, the East Jaintia Hills deputy commissioner has asked all concerned from the district, who wish to provide suggestions on the State Reservation Policy, to submit the same in writing to the Secretary, Expert Committee, Personnel & AR(B) Department, LK Diengdoh, at Room 513, Meghalaya Civil Secretariat (Main Building), Shillong, or through e-mail at [email protected] on or before June 15. “Representations must contain the name of the stakeholder or person or organisation along with the complete postal address, email, and telephone number(s) of the concerned person. It should also be mentioned if the person making the representation belongs to the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe or any other category. Also, the stakeholder, person, or organisation seeking to offer suggestions should state the main reasons or justifications for seeking or not seeking modification to the existing Reservation Policy supported by any relevant documents, if any,” the DC said. “They should also indicate if any suggestions or comments have been made recently, and if so, a copy of the same is to be enclosed with the representation. Furthermore, it should be specified whether the concerned stakeholder has availed himself or herself of or is deprived of the benefit of the State Reservation Policy,” the DC added. It may be mentioned that the public hearings on the State Reservation Policy will be held by the expert committee headed by Justice (Retd) MC Garg. The other members of the committee include Justice (Retd) Dr. Satish Chandra, Prof. DV Kumar, Prof. Chander Shekhar and Prof. Subhadip Mukherjee.

Curtain comes down on silver jubilee celebration of Jowai school
JOWAI, June 7: The silver jubilee celebration of the Jowai Presbyterian Higher Secondary School Jowai culminated on Friday. A programme in this regard was also held, which was attended by Rajya Sabha member Dr. WR Kharlukhi and local MLA W Shylla as the chief guest and the guest of honour respectively. In his address, the MP lauded the school management, teachers and students for their efforts to make the school successful. School principal Yoodamika Lytan, on the other hand, read the history of the school and handed over memoranda to the MP and MLA. Other attendees of the programme include Dalloi Jowai Elaka, pastors, church elders, former students, among others.

Activities mark World Food Safety Day in GH college
TURA, June 7: The College of community Science, Central Agricultural University, Tura, on Friday observed the World Food Safety Day by holding a slew of activities. During the programme, which was thematised on ‘Prepare for the unexpected’, demonstrations were given on the identification of adulterants in foods (milk, honey and black pepper), as well as on handwashing techniques. The demonstrations were provided in an attempt to raise awareness on the importance of food safety. Further, a skit highlighting common food safety issues was also performed by the students. On the occasion, leaflets on the topics ‘Food Safety: prepare for the unexpected’, ‘detection of adulterants (water) in milk’, ‘detection of adulterants (starch) in milk’, ‘detection of adulterants in honey’ and ‘detection of adulterants in black pepper’ were also released.

House gutted in SWKH fire
MAWKYRWAT, June 7: A house in a village under Ranikor Civil sub-division, South West Khasi Hills, was reduced to ashes after a fire broke out early Friday morning. According to Sordar, Brabis Wahlang, the house belonged to 50-year-old Pynlang Khongstit, who lived alone. According to the Sordar, the fire started around 6:00 am, shortly after Khongstit left his residence to visit his neighbours. Despite efforts from neighbours and the entire village to control the blaze, the house was completely destroyed. The estimated loss is between Rs. 80,000 and 1 lakh, as Khongstit lost all his belongings, including money and stored agricultural products. Soon after the incident, the village authority extended a helping hand by providing rice, sugar, blanket and utensils to Khongstit.


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