The two day platinum jubilee of Okotso Student’s Union, (OSU) was celebrated on December 10 and 11 with minister for forests, wildlife & ecology and excise MC Konyak gracing the opening function as the chief guest.
After hoisting the union’s Flag, MC Konyak unveiled the jubilee stone following the dedicatory prayer by Rev. Dr. Ellis Murry, general secretary, supreme task international.
Chief guest, in his speech commended on contributions made towards gospel mission outreach, spiritual awakening, educational and social uplift amongst Lotha tribe and beyond, citing the outstanding performance and good examples of hard work set by sons and daughters of Okotso village who with farsighted vision, had organized Okotso village student union in 1935.
M.C. Konyak likened Khonoma village and Okotso in various aspects and called upon student community to carry forward the legacy of their predecessors, reminding that it was very much the responsibility of the student leaders in disciplining and grooming the students to excel in every field. K.N. Ngully, commissioner and secretary and T. Lotha, Chief Conservator of forests, both in-laws of Okotso, T.L. Merry, Vice President, NPF Central and Yampvuo Ngully, Chairman, Okotso Village Council also exhorted the gathering.
Beside other officials and village elder, student leaders and well-wishers attended the jubilee celebration.