MLCU celebrates Meghalaya 50th Statehood
Jan 24th 2022
January 24: As part of the 50 years of statehood celebration, , Martin Luther Christian University today organized an event attended by staff, faculty and students to highlight the history of the state, the sacrifices made by many and the expectations for our future.
The event saw a blend of music, poetry recitations and roleplay by students and faculty of different departments of the university.
While the event celebrated the many successes of the state, the students of the Department of Environment and Traditional Ecosystems gave a presentation on the stark reality of the Waste Scenario in Meghalaya, which needs to be highlighted and taken care of now before it’s too late.
The students presented on the dismal state of waste generation and management in the state. The students also listed steps that can help our state with waste management, which include the Himalayan Clean-Up movement and the Zero Waste movement.
Speaking on the occasion the Chancellor of the University, Dr Glenn C Kharkongor accentuate that Meghalaya is one state which has actually gone backwards and where its people are poorer today than in 1947.
He added that the state prides itself in having intelligent, well-educated, talented people across the various fields of life yet somehow we have not been able to tap into these resources for the development in education, health, sports, arts and even governance. He concluded that the most important thing to do as concerned citizens of the state is to work together and pool in our resources and knowledge to improve the state as a whole.
The University also organized an Essay Writing Contest on the topic, 50 Years Meghalaya: A journey thus far & my future expectation for positive changes, Mr Mebanialam Tang, Dept of Politics & International Studies, Pondicherry University was the first prize winner while Ms Bandashisha Rynjah, Dept of Tourism and Travel Management, Martin Luther Christian University bagged the second prize.