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Vibrant celebration marks Int’l Yoga Day at Convention Centre

SHILLONG, June 20: In anticipation of International Yoga Day, a vibrant celebration unfolded at the State Convention Centre here on Thursday. Spearheaded by Director of DSEL, Samagra Shiksha, Education department, Swapnil Tembe, the event showcased enthusiastic participation from school students across East Khasi Hills district. Organised by Yona Wellness of IYKA-Aram in collaboration with the State Project Office SEMAM-SSA and the Directorate of School Education and Literacy, Meghalaya, the event saw a dynamic gathering of young yoga enthusiasts. Participating schools included Lady Keane Girls Higher Secondary School, Jail Road Boys Higher Secondary School, Shillong Public School, Dinet Manik Syiem Memorial, Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Clear Springs Secondary School, and Gurunanak UP Barabazar School. The event was attended by Joint Director, DSEL, L Lyngdoh, who motivated the students to incorporate regular yoga practice into their routines for improved health and well-being. The programme aimed to instill the benefits of yoga among the young participants, promoting a culture of physical and mental wellness. Expertly curated and conducted by Dr Emidaka Dkhar, BYNS, Yoga Physician, and Dr Reema Diengdoh, Wellness Coach from Yona Wellness, the session highlighted various yoga techniques and their benefits. Their expertise and enthusiasm ensured a dynamic and engaging experience for all attendees.

Shylla and Hek take stock of rain-related situation in WJH

JOWAI, June 21: Revenue & Disaster Management Minister Kyrmen Shylla and Cabinet Minister AL Hek visited West Jaintia Hills on Thursday to review the situation precipitated by the incessant rains. During the meeting, Shylla stressed that the relevant departments should act immediately during natural calamities instead of waiting for the disaster management teams to intervene. The minister emphasised that immediate response by the concerned departments would provide timely assistance to the affected individuals and carry out necessary repairs promptly. Hek, on the other hand, stated that the purpose of their visit was not only to assess recent damages including property, road infrastructure, caused by monsoon but also to ensure immediate relief to the affected people. The meeting was also attended by West Jaintia Hills Deputy Commissioner BS Sohliya, East Jaintia Hills Deputy Commissioner Abhilash Baranwal, as well as SDOs and BDOs of the district, among others.

Plaint against PHE official over info denial under RTI Act

TURA, June 20: Former South Tura MLA John Leslee K Sangma has submitted a complaint to the Chief Information Commissioner in Shillong, accusing the PHE Department in Williamnagarb of rejecting an application seeking information under the RTI Act, 2005. According to the complaint, Sangma had sent the application to the PIO of the PHE Department on June 11. However, the department reportedly refused to accept the application, informing that the person in charge of receiving the same was not available. Sangma reportedly sent the application once again on June 13 through the same person where a woman, upon opening the sealed envelope addressed to the PIO, told her that she could not accept the application as she had strict directions from the Engineer not to do so without his approval. Sangma, while pointing out that his right to avail information under the RTI Act was undermined, urged the official to look into the matter.


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