You most likely knew who Freddy Khapran and Augustine Kharkongor were and thought that they were the best footballers in India. Bordoloi trophy was the tournament Shillong XI had to win to prove that we were the best in Northeast.
You went and watched Qayamat se Qayamat Tak starring Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla at Bijou Cinema Hall.
Most of you did not appear for Exams during 1987 as everyone passed because of the Shillong Agitation.
Living High, Great Society,King Apple and Adremelech were the biggest bands that walked the planet .
You had to own a Leather Jacket and dress up like Bruce Dickenson .The Mawlai and Malki fete was a must for all the rock fans.
The Shillong Bus was a regular at GS Road and you most likely hitched a ride in it .
You watched Salman Khan romance Ayesha Jhulka at the 14th Mile for a flop movie called Kurbaan.
You went to the Nazareth Cafeteria in Laitumkhrah for Lassi and Hot Dog and Jalpan for Aloo Puri while Abba was the best restaurant in Shillong.And Hong Kong restaurant served the best ‘Half Plate Chow’.
You saw the Flying Duck at the Umiam Lake (It was a restaurant).
You knew someone who had modified his Jeep and bought Radial tyres.
Following a recent incident of a Meghalaya MLA’s son being involved in a tragic road accident that led to the death of a cop associated with Shillong Jail while critically injuring another constable of Meghalaya police, a question that has been lurking in people’s mind is that, “Will the minster’s son ever be convicted or will he be out on bail for he happens to be the son of Meghalaya Health Minister, AL Hek.
In this busy and fast paced world, where each and every person is busy in some form of a rat race, it becomes difficult for parents to keep a check on their children while coping with their own tasks. However the advancement in technology accompanied with a dash of innovation promises to make things easier for them. Here is how!
With increasing difficulty faced by parents in keeping a tab of their children’s attendance in school, a Shillongite, Polok Das came up with the idea of Auto Attendance System. This was introduced in the School Attendance System in Northeast India’s Shillong and since 2012 many Schools in Meghalaya have been using this Solution.
Stemming its roots from Meghalaya, they now offer their services to many schools located in Guwahati, Tura, Tripura, Shillong and Tinsukia in entire north east India. They are now looking forward to business presence in Dimapur, Imphal and Itanagar as well.
Speaking to TNT- The Northeast Today, the initiator of this solution in Northeast India said that upon realizing the huge technological gap between Northeast and mainland India, he decided to go ahead and bridge it. Also, given the fact that bio-metric devices have become outdated, this technology was introduced.
This system is more advanced as compared to biometric device and there is no need for card swapping ( like ATM) or Thumb Impression.
The Hardware Equipments’ ( 1 machines for every 250 Nos Students), school attendance software with Basic School ERP, SMSes , necessary cabling are provided free of cost to the Schools. Charges only applied for service on yearly basis whereas all hardware and identity cards are free of cost.
“With this system, teachers do not need to take any manual roll call in the class room or do any calculations to find out the percentage of absentees every month. The system automatically generates these with the help of attendance software.
In this system RFID readers will be installed in the schools premises and after the morning assembly students will show their ID cards to the device and attendance will be taken within 5 minutes of time irrespective of any number of student’s strength in the school. The students who are absent their parents will receive an SMS in their registered mobile number which the system will send by itself. Students who try to bunk classes or inform parents having extra classes school can send bulk SMS to their parents if there is no such extra classes are conducted by the school at any point of time.
These RFID cards can be used as student’s and staffs school Identity Card too apart from taking their attendance in the school. They also provide ID card printing service free of cost. Moreover, the School does not need any external vendor for student’s ordinary Identity Card printing where the school generally spends Rs 80 to Rs 150 per student per year.
“We will provide the identity card for free along with printed lanyards and card holders, SMSes attendance software with basic School ERP software ( off-line)”, he said. Also a certain % age of profit is given to financially weak students as a scholarship every year.
To make things more convenient for the users, a guarantee of service facility within 24-hrs is also provided by them in any state of India. Hence, through this venture of theirs, they are also providing employment employment opportunities to many in cities.
The software performs the following functions:
The student Master containing the complete data of the students with Roll no, Name, address, photo, Std, Div, Parents Details etc. The fields can be added or removed as per our requirement as per General Register
-Standard and Div. master
-Teacher and Class Teacher Master
-Time Table Master
– Any other masters can be added as per special requirement.
The online attendance transactions would be handled by the software without any propagation delay
-Special Time In (Late coming)
-Data maintenance for the whole academic year.
The reports can be filtered by following fields:
The Reports will be as follows:
-Late coming Reports
-Percentage Attendance Reports
-Class wise Reports
-Division Wise Reports
-Student wise reports
-From date – To Date Reports
-Half Yearly Reports
-Absenteeism SMS : In case the student remains absent for the day, the system is capable of sending alert SMS automatically to the parent the (“Your Child Name “Krutika” Std=IX Div= A is Absent for the day”,Balvikas Mandir, ) so as to keep informed regarding the day’s absenteeism of the child.
-Special SMS: If in case any special message to be passed on to a specific parent, a special SMS can be sent to the specific parent e.g. “Your Child Name Krutika is not keeping well plz collect her immediately” Balvikas Mandir,
*The marks also can be SMS’ed to the parent while mark sheets are printed simultaneously. e.g.( Krutika Sem1 Marks Marathi=55,English=45,Hindi=67, EVS=56,Wexp=56)
-Marksheet Printing : The mark sheet also can be printed from the systems for all classes. Here teachers only have to enter the marks and all totaling, Grading all done by system. And gives marksheet in printable format
Any other reports can be added as per requirement of the customer. As having In-House Development system, the software can be made as per requirement.
With a great success rate so far, this technology is surely going a long way in solving the nitty-gritty issues of managing the students which will in turn help in diverting the focus on better education in many schools not only in Northeast India, but also in the entire country.
You can visit their Youtube link for the demo here-
Shillong Public School
Hill Crest Hr Sec School
Hill view secondary school.
Govt girls hr sec school.
P.N choudhury hr sec school
St Jeromes Hr sec school
ST claret Hr Sec School
JAIL road Boys’ Hr sec School
K.C secondary School .
OASIS English Secondary School
GODWINS English School
SIKSHA bhavan Monteswari School
In TURA, schools have started incorporating this system from this year onwards
TURA Public School
Mount Sinai Secondary School
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As Assembly Elections in Meghalaya are underway, for ease of monitoring the political parties and procedure, the Deputy of Commissioner of Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills Arunkumar Kembhavi informed that his team has developed an in-house GPS Tracking Software through which they would be able to monitor the polling parties on the day of dispatch from Nongstoin and immediately after the polling is concluded, on real time basis.
It may be mentioned that there are only two companies in the world who have mastered this type of tracking software namely Google and Uber. Hypertrack Inc is the third one.
While the entire state now heaves a sigh of relief after the encounter killing of the commander in chief of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), Sohan D Shira, questions are now being raised on the incident as well as the crime scene which according to some may have been tampered with.
“The scene of the encounter seems to have been tampered with as in one photo of Sohan’s gun, two plastics bags are visible and in another, the same has been removed,” said Agnes Kharshiing, president of CSWO.
TURA, February 24, 2018: In a major development , unconfirmed reports suggest that GNLA chief Sohan D Shira has been shot dead by security forces in Samanda block in East Garo hills.
Sources informed that Shira was shot dead in an encounter which took place between Dimt and Achakgre. Meanwhile, Meghalaya DGP SB Singh said that the firing is going on but Sohan’s death is yet to be confirmed.
East Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner said that there are reports and police team has been sent to the spot for further verification.