Aizawl, Nov 3: Mara Students’ Organisation General Headquarters today began its 2-day long Golden Jubilee celebration at Siaha District Play Ground in Siaha.
The first day of the celebration today, named “Cultural Day”, was graced by Hiphei, Speaker Mizoram Legislative Assembly as Chief Guest.
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla will be the Chief Guest tomorrow on the second day to be celebrated as “Rising Day” at Multipurpose Community Hall.
Speaking on the occasion today, Chief Guest Hiphei, Speaker Mizoram Legislative Assembly, recalled the coming of Missionaries in Maraland and called the Mara people God-favoured.
Before they came to the land of the Maras, a mission in the name of Mara community “Lakher Pioneer Mission” had already been formed in London, he said.
“I have never known any Mission formed in the name of a community in other parts of the world”, he added.
“Not only this. While Missionaries in other parts of the world went back home, our Missionaries did not. Their children and grandchildren are still living here today with us.” To his fellow Mara people, Hiphei said, “We, having received such a great favour from God, need to introspect time and again whether we fear God and act according to His will”. Hiphei also called on MSO members to always remember their motto “For God and Maraland” and added “Fearing God and doing His will is the most important thing for the success and protection of the Mara community”.
AB Roma, MSO (H) Vice President, the Guest of Honour on the first day of celebration today, oriented the gathering on the foundation of MSO and its developments to this day. MSO Jt. Hqrs, Sub-Hqrs and Branches entertained the gathering on the occasion today with different Mara cultural dances.