The Jaintia Students’ Union (JSU) celebrated its Golden Jubilee at Jrisalein playground, Chutwakhu Jowai on December 17.
Senior advocate and JSU legal adviser, Comet S Kyndiah graced the occasion as the chief guest along with former JSU president, Rudolf E Laloo.
Dignitaries including HH Mohrmen, retired professor of Economics NEHU Dr Philomath Passah, West Jaintia District Sports Association working president EMH Passah and Sunjuk Ki Rangbah Shnong president Army Lypon.
The chief guest in his address informed that the JSU is one of the oldest student organisations in Jaintia Hills. Highlighting the works of the student body, Kyndiah said JSU had taken up various issues pertaining not only to students but others such as border and health for the betterment of the people in the district.
He asked the JSU leaders to refrain from falling into corruption and make the union a corrupt-free organisation.
Momentoes were also distributed to various prominent residents and NGOs including Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), Hynñiewtrep Youth Council (HYC), Hynniewtrep National Youth Front (HNYF) besides others. Prizes were also distributed to winners in various other competitions.
Others who spoke on the occasion were FKJGP general secretary Ricky Shylla, KSU assistant general secretary James H Mawphniang, Chilliangraij headman DH Pde and Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council CEM Phasmoon Dkhar.
A book titled U Kiang Nangbah authored by Mohrmen was also released during the JSU Golden Jubilee celebration.
The author said the book on the Jaintia Hills freedom fighter includes several collections from records maintained by the British and also through oral narratives of the people from the district.