Shillong: Unviable Land Use Patterns

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Festival Date:    September 1-3, 2010
Venue:               
State Central Library, Shillong

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Meghalaya Non-Conventional and Rural Energy Development Agency
was set-up on 14.09.87 as a State Nodal Agency for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources, Govt. of India. The Agency was registered under the Meghalaya Societies Registration Act 12 of 1983. The aims and objective of the Agency is to formulate and implement demonstration, experimental, promotional and extension projects and programmes related to New and Renewables Energy.

Riti Academy of Visual Arts: is an institution for creative appreciation and application of human resources in different media expressions. We have produced numerous film s, organized many art activities and associated with some reputed private and public sector units in different art and art related activities. Some film s have been nominated in few international film festivals and art works exhibited abroad. This organization is an outcome of the serious concern of few homegrown inhabitants about the obliteration of various inherent cultural and social resources at the onslaught of superficial alien culture and modernisation process. The members endeavour to learn, document, preserve and propagate the treasure trove of indigenous culture.

Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) is a University that was created by Act 11 of 2005 of the Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya and received the assent of the governor on July 6, 2006. The government has issued the gazette notification on February 22, 2006. The creation of the university is in accordance with the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 under Section 2(f) and the University is empowered to grant degrees under Section 22 of the UGC Act.

It is the vision of the University to be a relevant presence and be instrumental in transforming societies it is involved in, yet preserving the culture and the heritage the people in those societies.  It is also the vision of the University to contribute to the social and economic development of Meghalaya. MLCU commits itself to mould professionals who would serve society with purpose, integrity and efficiency.

The Mission of the University is clearly stated in its mission statement: To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, while upholding and preserving its cultural heritage, by providing knowledge and skills that will enable students to become global citizens.

As a Developmental University, the university participates in various fields that support sustainable development. Some of these are vocation education, health care, information and communication networks, agrisciences, environmental protection, disaster education, peace studies and developmental projects. The university has worked closely with NGO’s, community organizations, self help groups and industry in the development of various communities.

In the field of Academics, the University offers the following courses at the Undergraduate and Masters levels: Social Work, Counseling Psychology, Music, Management Studies, Information Sciences and Tourism Management. Due importance is also given to Mathematics and Communicative English.

The University has campuses in Shillong, Tura, Rymbai, Nongtalang and Nongstoin. Courses in the other campuses, apart from Shillong, are offered on a need-base basis.

The University had its first Convocation on 6th August 2008. This was one of the most important landmarks in the history of the University. Sixty one students were conferred with various degrees at the first Convocation. The University witnessed the increase in number of students who graduated in the years that followed.

MLCU is sponsored by the National Lutheran Health and Medical Board of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of India and the Khasi-Jaintia Presbyterian Assemble of the Presbyterian Church of India.


North East Educational and Development Society (NEEDS) has been founded with a vision to proactively involve in all round development of the North East. NEEDS believes that through research, awareness campaigns and programme implementation the socio-economic conditions of the people will be richly enhanced. The society selects targeted areas and will be able to focus on the developmental aspect of the communities concerned.
Currently the organisation is focussing on environmental issues taking the initiative in Solid Waste Management projects @ the Community level & in schools. It is also actively involved in other areas which are specified under its mission & objectives.

Media Plus: is a premiere local daily TV news channel of Meghalaya with its headquarter at Shillong city that is evolving as an institution of media studies and a springboard for aspiring creative talents. Media Plus has the tradition of disseminating truthful information rather than facts and figures and has earned the credibility of being independent from all political affiliation except the cause of the people. Through the years Media Plus has been responsible to ignite some of the major issues affecting the State and the people. Subsequently these issues are being bombarded by other print and electronic media houses creating major impact in the State. We exercise restrain to sensational mass appeal topics of less relevant to healthy consumption by the public and prefer lesser popular topics that are more significant and beneficial to the people and the State. Our motto – ‘news first, fast news’.



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Priya Verma Talwar

Project Manager

98999 79165

priya@cmsindia.org



Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is known for its breathtaking natural beauty and rich biodiversity. But the rapid rate of urbanization and commercialization is fast changing the identity and look of the city. It has become a sprawling commercial hub today with a growing population that is overwhelming the existing infrastructure. Shillong’s sprawl has triggered extensive challenges in land use with stone quarries and mines dotting the landscape.

The 4th CMS VATAVARAN—Environment and Wildlife Travelling Film Festival and Environment Forum is being organised at Shillong from September 1-3, 2010 at State Central Library, Shillong.

The theme of the three day long festival is climate change and sustainable technologies. The festival and forum aims to promote sustainable technologies, with a focus on green production and delivery methods, convergence and fusion of new consumer services, and on the notion of 'collective goods' for greater environmental efficiency, which can usher in a new green order.

Through a kaleidoscope of green films, seminars, workshops, open forums, exhibition, games and field trips the festival will provide unique opportunity to the people of Shillong to enhance their knowledge and understanding about issues like climate change, water, forest, nature, wildlife conservation, ecotourism and natural heritage conservation.

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