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This Delhi Police constable is all set to become a DSP in Arunachal Pradesh

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New Delhi: Kekdam Lingo, a constable with the Delhi Police, has cleared the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examination and is all set to become a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Arunachal Pradesh.

As reported by The News Mill, 28-year-old Lingo is a postgraduate in geography from the Rajiv Gandhi University in Itanagar and had joined the Delhi Police in 2016. He was posted at the Geeta Colony police station in the national capital.

“I do not know how to react to the news. I still cannot believe this. I am so happy. I was always determined to do that. My father was unhappy when I joined as a constable. He wanted me to be an officer,” said Lingo, the son of a church caretaker.

He explained he had to take up the constable job a year after he completed his post-graduation in 2015 to support his family and help cover the education expenses of his younger brother.

“My stint with the Delhi Police has been a great learning experience. It has taught me to work hard and made me determined. I have seen the hardship. It has completely changed my way of seeing things in life,” he added.

Assamese is now must from classes 1 to 10 in all Assam schools

The Assam government has made learning Assamese mandatory from classes 1 to 10 in all schools, including the Kendriya Vidyalayas, but barring schools in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) and the Barak Valley. Assamese isn’t compulsory in the two hill districts administered by the Sixth Schedule councils.

While the language of instruction in BTAD and Barak Valley schools will be Bodo and Bengali, respectively.

The move comes following a proposal made by the Assam government to bring in a law making Assamese mandatory in all schools in the wake of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in the state last year.

The decision has, however, been opposed by the All Bodo Students’ Union, which has urged Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to make an exemption in the Bodo-medium schools of the state.

Nagaland CM pens personal letters to over 15,000 students who cleared Class 10 

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has written congratulatory letters to more than 15,000 students who have cleared the recently declared Class 10 board exams. He also wrote separate letters to the students who secured the top 20 positions in the Nagaland Board of School Education’s (NBSE) High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinations 2020.

Clearing the Class 10 exams, he wrote, is a “major milestone for every individual”. The CM recounted how it had been for him over four decades ago. “My parents were the happiest. I remember the day as if it happened yesterday,” he wrote.

The chief minister also talked about the pandemic, telling students how the “dynamics of our lives have been altered, forever”, and called upon them to be “proud ambassadors of the state, its rich culture and vibrant way of life”.

A ‘Covid-19 Bethel kitchen’ for quarantined inmates of Nagaland

Churches under the banner of Kohima Baptist Pastor’s Fellowship in Nagaland have come forward to maintain a community kitchen for those quarantined by the Kohima District Task Force, reports Nagaland Post.

Called the Covid-19 Bethel kitchen, it is being managed by the churches on a rotation basis. The Konyak Baptist Church Kohima, with its 100 volunteers, has catered food for more than 1,500 inmates in four quarantine centres.

Donations of food, drinking water, firewood and vegetables to run the Bethel kitchen have also come from individuals and organisations in several districts.

Virus becomes ‘Corona devi’ in Assam

For the past few days, a large number of people in Assam have been performing ‘Corona devi puja’, believing it to be the only way of getting rid of the coronavirus pandemic.

The puja is being performed on the banks of rivers, in temples and under big trees in various parts of the state. A few had also observed daylong fasts in the state’s Biswanath district to please ‘Corona Maa’.

Health officials, meanwhile, are planning to intensify their awareness campaign against such superstitious beliefs. The state Covid-19 tally climbed to 2,565 Sunday, with 92 new cases.

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  1. english should be optional at primary section, and compulsory in middle and secondary section, it’s most urgent at this moment

  2. Make English as the medium of instruction in all schools. Only one text book should be in the mother tongue, otherwise all textbooks must be in English. This will help to minimise the gap of the rich and poor children, who otherwise would not afford to attend English medium schools.

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