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Surbathiang Community Reserve Society

His Excellency, the Governor of Meghalaya, Shri. R. S. Mooshahary has inaugurated the ‘Surbathiang Community Reserve Society’ at Mawtari-Myrdon Village, P. O. Umsning, Ri Bhoi District, Meghalaya District in the presence of High Govt. Officials, school children and the local populace from 14 Villages on the 23rd March 2013.

“Surbathiang Community Reserve Society” (SCRS) was formed to pilot the project under the leadership of Rural Resource and Training Centre (RRTC), Umran, Ri Bhoi District of Meghalaya and elected Fr. James Mani, Director of RRTC, as its Founder President, the Ri Bhoi District Collector Shri. Akash Deep as its Chief Patron and Mr. Rijied W. Kharmawphlang as Secretary of the Society. The Society has the strength of 32 Executive Members including Headmen of 14 nos. of Villages, Sirdar of Elaka Myrdon, School Principals, Advocates and Teachers various schools of the area.

The Society was instrumental in the launching of “The Surbathiang Bird Sanctuary”. As such, the Society also organized for the School Children an Exhibition with a theme, “Protection of Birds” etc. in the form of i) Model, ii) Painting and accordingly prizes for the same were awarded to the best participants.


Community Leadership

Fr. James Mani welcoming the Chief Guest
Lighting of the Inaugural Lamp by the
Chief Guest, Mr. Shyam Sunder
Mr. Shyam Sunder sharing his expereinces
Group Discussion Session
Classroom Session
Group Photo Session

Rural Resource and Training Centre (RRTC), Umran has organized a training programme on ‘Community Leadership’ for its Staff on 23rd & 24th of January, 2013. The training was facilitated by Mr. P. Shyam Sunder, GM, DEBC, RBI, Shillong, Meghalaya. There were 12 staff members attended the training programme.

The training programme was started with the lighting of the Inaugural Lamp by Mr. P. Shyam Sunder, Fr. James Mani, the Director of RRTC, Umran and two (2) members from the participants.

The Inaugural Programme was chaired by Mr. Tarsius Ishorary, the Administrator, RRTC-Umran.

Fr. James Mani welcomed Mr. P. Shyam Sunder for being kind to come to RRTC for imparting knowledge & skills relating to ‘Community Leadership’. Fr. James Mani also gave a brief explanation to the staff about the whole training programme and urged the staff to gain maximum out of it.

Mr. P. Shyam Sunder, while sharing with the participants before the start of the training, thanked Fr. James Mani for his kind hospitality and for giving him an opportunity to interact and share ideas with the staff of RRTC. While speaking in the programme he also mentioned that even we are old or young we should always keep learning so as to uplift the whole community/human race as a whole. In his speech, he also highlighted by saying that the RBI has launched a project to bring every family in the country under the Financial Inclusion.

The topics dealt in the training programme were: Techniques of Communication, Leadership Styles, Ethics and Morality, Emotional Intelligence, Motivation and Assertiveness

At the end of the training programme the Staff were awarded with a ‘Certificate of Participation’ by Mr. P. Shyam Sunder, GM, DEBC, RBI, Shillong, Meghalaya.

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