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Here’s why Hoji Suting thinks the Khasis’ origin is ‘mysterious’ and ‘mindblowing’

By Hoji Suting

SHILLONG | June 22, 2019:

Every year on June 22, Meghalaya observes and commemorates the Thomas Jones Day — a tribute to the Welsh Christian missionary — Rev Thomas Jones, ‘arguably’ known as the Founding Father of Khasi alphabets and literature.

Hundred and seventy eight years ago, one of the major tribes of Meghalaya – the Khasis were without a written script, without a lingual identity and without a literary history. However, all of that changed with the arrival of Reverend Thomas Jones.

Shillong rider, Winward Sangma creates history with BMX

SHILLONG | June 16, 2019:

In a matter of pride for the entire state and the Northeast as a whole, a 20-yr-old BMX rider from Shillong, Winward Sangma has set a new world record with his BMX a freestyle bike by covering 565 km within 24 hrs. (longest distance covered by BMX).

Shillong teacher to represent India in International Forum in Geneva next month

SHILLONG | June 13, 2019:

In a matter of pride for the state and the entire Northeast, a Shillong-based Physics teacher, Rahul S Chatterjee has been awarded the prestigious “International High School Teacher Programme” fellowship for a two-week training programme at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland to be held in the month of July.

One year of Motphran Clash: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

SHILLONG | May 31, 2019:

Last year on this day, the peaceful city of Shillong was on the verge of collapse; peace was disrupted and people of different communities lived in fear of being harassed and worse, becoming victims of communal riots.

Meghalaya aims for Guinness record, set to plant 1.5 mn trees on Environment Day

TURA | May 29, 2019:

The state of Meghalaya is all set to create a world record with its decision to plant 1.5 million trees on World Environment Day.

Mawryngkneng boy receives award for act of bravery

SHILLONG | May 28, 2019:

Jeevan Raksha Padak Award 2018 was conferred to Khrawboklang Kharlukhi of Mawryngkeng village, East Khasi Hills District today in a felicitation programme held at the Deputy Commissioner Office, East Khasi Hills, Shillong.

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