Shillong, Oct 2: Months before the last Assembly polls in 2018, the slogan of NPP which had just two MLAs was ‘Wind of Change’.
The national president Conrad Sangma even sang “Wind of Change’ of Scorpion band on a few occasions.
Wether it was a conscious decision or not, the Meghalaya Trinamool Congress Students’ Union led by Bansharailang Pyngrope launched ‘Winds of Change’ aimed at attracting the students to its fold.
During the events held for three days at Don Bosco Hall from September 29, young minds accompanied by talent powerhouses across Shillong performed at the ‘Winds Of Change’ initiative.
On the first day, while congratulating the Meghalaya TMC Students’ Union for successfully planning and organising something eventful for the student community, TMC MLA Miani Shira said, “This initiative would bring changes in the student community as well as the youth of the state”.
On Saturday, a debate was conducted on whether people are truly independent after the 75th year of freedom.
The debate winner is Raid Laban, followed by Synod College ( second) and Law College (third).
For the first two days, students participated in activities such as tug of war, table tennis, fashion show and singing.
On September 29, the event was inaugurated by TMC state Vice President James Lyngdoh and Miani, at the Don Bosco Hall, Laitumkhrah.
On September 30, Meghalaya TMC State President Charles Pyngrope graced the event as the chief-guest.
On the final day on October 1, TMC Meghalaya North Shillong Block President, Elgiva Gwyneth Rynjah graced the event as the chief guest.
Charles encouraged the students to be responsible for imparting values in the society. “Being a public servant and serving the people of the state means we have to take responsibility so that justice prevails”, said Pyngrope.
In a statement, the Meghalaya TMC Student Union said the effort to bring young minds together through ‘Winds of Change’ witnessed a large number of students from colleges like St. Edmund’s, Lady Keane, Synod College, IHM Shillong, St. Anthony’s, and Shillong Law College.1