Naga Students’ Union Shillong (NSUS) celebrated its golden jubilee on the October 22 and 23 at the Naga Community Hall, Nongrim Hills, Shillong with Neiba Kronu MLA and deputy chairman state planning board government of Nagaland as the chief guest on October 22
Neiba Kronu while addressing the gathering recalled his tenure as president of Naga Students Federation in 1995, where he visited Shillong for the well being of the Naga students at Shillong. He thanked and acknowledged the Government of Meghalaya for their hospitality and accommodative spirit unleashed to the Naga Students at Shillong for the last 50 years.
The students were reminded that many are not fortunate enough to avail the opportunity of studying at Shillong which is the educational hub of the North East, to excel in their studies and life and be more competitive unlike others. However, he added that political turmoil of the Indo-Naga issue have not deterred the parents from sending their children outside the state of Nagaland for attaining wisdom and education.
The chief guest appealed to all to forgive and forget each other and also appealed to the Meghalaya friends to continue with their hospitality to the Nagas. Others who spoke on the occasion were Nutsuto Theyo, 1st NSUS president 1960, O. Wati Jamir, general secretary NSF, Imtiwapang Aier NCS ARC Shillong.
On the cultural folk/song competition programme held on October 23 Charles Pyngrope speaker Meghalaya Legislative Assemble graced the occasion as the chief guest.
He expressed gladness on hearing that pioneers and former students from Shillong had achieved greater heights with some becoming ministers, commissioner secretaries, directors, bureaucrats, professors and leaders of tribal bodies and union back home at Nagaland.
He thanked Naga Community for inviting him on such auspicious occasion where various tribes of North East had gathered for the cultural festival.
17 contingents competed in the cultural competition where first prize was bagged by Garo Students Union Shillong and runners- up title by Tangkhul Students Union Shillong.
Meanwhile, NSUS thanked Neiba Kronu for donating a sum of `1 lakh to the Union Fund and Charles Pyngrope for sponsoring the cultural day prize money and a sum of `25,000. The union also thanked well wishers for donating in cash and kind for the jubilee celebration, Imtiwapang Aier NCS ARC Shillong, Advisors NSUS, jubilee committee members, elders and the members of the NSUS for the success of the Jubilee.