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Meghalaya observed World  No Tobacco day

Shillong, May 31, 2022:Meghalaya today observed World No Tobacco Day at the State Convention center, Shillong. The observation was organised by the National Tobacco Control Programme, Meghalaya. Dignitaries from various line departments also joined in the observation of the World No Tobacco Day. Additional Chief Secretary DP Wahlang, graced the occasion in presence of officials from the Health, Police Department and other departments. School students were also present to witness the harmful and deadly effects of Tobacco and to take the opportunity to raise awareness on the same. Awards were given to the teachers and students, district and block education officials for their support in implementation of the programme. On the occasion, a fact sheet on environmental burden due to tobacco product waste  in Meghalaya was also released. Along with the rest of the world, William Carey University today observed the “World No Tobacco Day-2022” along with the NSS Cell of the University with great enthusiasm. 

This year’s theme, “Tobacco-Threat to the Environment” is to create awareness among the public on the harmful impacts of tobacco on the environment. The day was marked by talks by doctors from North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science, Mawdiang-diang, Shillong on the harmful impacts of tobacco on society and forensic medicine. Students also put in their signatures as a commitment to say no to tobacco. A street play was also performed by the students of the Department of Social Work of William Carey University conveying information about the harmful effect of tobacco. Speaking on the occasion, the Additional Professor of NEIGHRIMS, Dr. A.D. Ropmay said, “Consumption of tobacco is thrilling, but eventually leads to killing”. Dr. Ropmay also said consumption of tobacco, which contains chemical properties, also affects the mental psychic. She urged the students that they should not get themselves into the habit of tobacco consumption.

“All those who find it difficult to quit smoking, they can always approach the doctors of NEIGHRIMS, as they have psychiatrists and counsellors to assist persons who want to get rid of this bad habit”, Dr. Ropmay said. She also informed that the habit of smoking does not only affect the smokers themselves but also family members become passive smokers. On the other hand, Dr. Reshma Talukdar of the Department of Forensic Medicine, NEIGHRIMS gave a short talk on Anthropometric Measurement that will help in the identification of the deceased. Speaking on the occasion, the Registrar of William Carey University, Shillong Dr. P.G. Jangamlung Richard cited an example of the social evil of the use of tobacco in Afghanistan and its consequences, and urged attendees to make a decision by saying “no tobacco” for the self, family, society and environment.

Japanese Deputy Chief of Mission in India Kawazu Kunihiko met Deputy Chief Minister of Prestone Tynsong to discuss projects that Japan sanctioned through JICA

Shillong, May 31, 2022:Japanese Deputy Chief of Mission in India Kawazu Kunihiko met the Deputy Chief Minister of Prestone Tynsong to discuss projects that Japan has sanctioned through JICA in the state. Speaking to the reporters after the meeting, Prestone Tynsong informed that Japanese language will be introduced in NEHU very shortly to understand the culture of Japan and to strengthen the ties between two countries. Kawazu Kunihiko said that both Meghalaya Government and Japanese Government is keen to strengthen the relationship  in tourism and trade sector

ASSAM Rifles and BBFS Combine to set Residential football Academy

Shillong, May 31, 2022:Assam Rifles has now begun harnessing the football talent of the Northeast and has created a Residential Football Academy with Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools.This is the first Bhaichung Bhutia Football School (BBFS) Residential Programme in the Northeast and provides the football-loving youth of the region an opportunity to excel in the sport.The dream of India playing in the FIFA World Cup by 2050 with players from the Northeast in the national team will be actively pursued in the state. A special programme was conducted on Monday for signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Assam Rifles and Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools.

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