Champhai NGO Coordination Committee has demanded the state government to repair and renovate National Highway – 54 connecting Champhai with Aizawl.
A press statement issued by the NGO Coordination Committee said that the road between Champhai and Aizawl which considered to be one of the busiest roads has become under poor condition due to landslide triggered by heavy rains.
The statement said that the people of Champhai and neighbouring villages face problems of essential supplies as goods could not be transported due to bad road.
The NGO coordination committee also slammed the state government for paying indifference to the road and said that several stray accidents occurred on the road due to pot holes and mud.
It urged the state government to immediately take measure for renovation of National Highway.
Tlabung Progressive Society asks immediate setting up of ATM at Tlabung
Tlabung Progressive Society has asked State Bank of India to take measure for the immediate setting up of ATM at SBI Tlabung (Demagiri) branch.
In a letter written to the Chief General Manager of SBI, North East Circle, Guwahati, the society said that though Tlabung is one of the largest rural sub-divisions in Mizoram, it do not have a single ATM there and added that people faced severe difficulties in withdrawing money during the non-business hours of the branch.
It said that numerous applications were submitted by the local based NGO seeking installation of ATM at the SBI Tlabung (Demagiri) Branch.
But, unfortunately no further development has happened.
“The SBI Branch in Tlabung (Demagiri) town has generated a profit of around 30 lak during last year. We have been loyal customers of SBI for a long time and we feel we deserve the services of at least one ATM in our sub-division at the earliest,” the letter said.
The society in its letter also said that the mentioned SBI branch is arguably the only full-fledged branch in Mizoram, that has been serving it its customers without an on-site ATM booth.
In fact, it is one of the biggest branches in terms of the number of villages that have been covered, as the SBI branch at Tlabung has embraced more than 30 villages.
Given the pivotal of the branch for its customers belonging to divergent villages, a significant amount of importance should be given for setting up an ATM booth at the branch.
“Also as per the guidelines of Reserve Bank of India, each and every full-fledged branch is supposed to have an on-site ATM which is unfortunately not the
Art Workshop 2017 inaugurated
An Art workshop, which is jointly organized by Information and Public relations Department and Mizoram Art Development Society (MADS) is inaugurated at Archive Hall, Babutlang, Aizawl.
Dr. C. Vanlalramsanga, IES, Secretary of Planning & Programme Implementation Department made his presence felt as Chief Guest. Most reverend Stephen Rotluanga, MADS Senior Adviser was the Guest of Honour.
Addressing the function, Dr. C> Vanlalramsanga said that he supported organizing Art Workshop and he is pleased to hear that the increased people who are very fond of art and sculpting. He said that the artists among the Mizos are an important artists to expose the culture and society of Mizos to others. An artist could see many things behind on painting, he said.
He also asked the artist to increase their talents and asked to make use of the workshop. Mizoram Art Development Society (MADS) is established in July 2012 and now consists of 80 members. The workshop inaugurated today is to be last on 7th July 2017.
The inaugural function of the workshop was presided over by Lalnithangi, Director of Information and Public Relations (I&PR), MADS President H.K. Jerry Ramliana also addressed the function.
A degree holders from MADS members were given a citation. A painting is also gifted to the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour. Lallianpuii, Joint Director of Information and Public Relations (I&PR) and Nodal Officer concluded the function delivering vote of thanks.