MLCU organised State Musician Awarded Samvaad Fellowship by the Tata Steel Foundation

Shillong, Nov 22: Amabel Susngi, singer and music teacher, has been awarded the prestigious Samvaad Fellowship by the Tata Steel Foundation. The annual fellowships are awarded to tribal scholars for cultural conservation projects. The awards were announced at the Samvaad 2021,an annual pan-India conclave.

Samvaad 2021 brought together 187 outstanding tribal artists, home chefs, healers, culture crusaders and leaders in person in Jamshedpur, along with more than 4,000 women, men and children from communities of 87 tribes across 25 states and 5 union territories in India who logged in the dialogues remotely, in a bridgital format.

Amabel’s project is the “Documentation, musical notations and dissemination of Khasi tribal lullabies for parents and families in Khasi and English”.She completed her master’s in music at MLCU and is pursuing her PhD at the same university. The Samvaad Fellowship provides critical gap funding and also facilitates platforms at national and international levels in support of the fellows.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Statehood of Meghalaya, the Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology, Shillong College Organised a Panel discussion on the theme ‘Higher Education in post Pandemic world: Challenges in the New Normal’ on the 22nd November 2021 in the Shillong College Principal’s Conference room.

The main objective of the Panel discussion was to understand the impact of Covid 19 on teaching, learning and service functions of Higher education and to conceptualise the ‘New Normal’ in post Covid 19 scenario. The experts reiterated the importance of Technology and the role of the State in the ‘New Normal’ in the light of past developments in higher education.

The distinguished Panelists for the discussion included Professor S.M.Sungoh, an eminent educationist of the State of Meghalaya and Professor from the Department of Education, NEHU; Dr Jasmine Mary Lyngdoh, Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 30 Years experience.

Smt Ibanylla Wariri, Principal, Meghalaya Police Public School; Dr. E.W. Mawkhiew, Deputy Director DHTE, Government of Meghalaya; and the Moderator of the Panel discussion, Dr Batskhem Myrboh, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Synod College.

During the discourse, issues and challenges pertaining to the impact of Covid 19 on higher education was discussed. The Panelists had an in-depth discussion on innovative tools and techniques on how to respond and cope with the new challenges in higher education in the ‘New Normal’.




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