THE Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos, on Monday held its maiden edition of Christmas Carol, preaching love and peaceful coexistence among citizens for the attainment of the desired development.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Yohanna Izam, declared the Carol open by lightning the Christmas tree.
Izam said the event was aimed at sending messages of peaceful coexistence to the Nigerian society while noting that the birth of Jesus Christ was the peace and love God demonstrated toward mankind.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Carol of nine lessons, had the theme: “Bringing Christmas to PLASU’s Door”.
It also featured drama by 400 Level students of the university, Solo performances, music drama by 100 Level students and singing of various Christmas songs and messages of Love.
The vice chancellor, in his address at the occasion, said that Christ came to restore the peace and love of God to mankind after the fall in the Garden of Eden, whence sin came.
“This university’s maiden edition of Carol of Nine Lessons is unique and crucial to our spiritual growth and unity as a people of God.
“It helps in reminding us of the redemption work of Christ on the cross and we hope to have it as an annual event toward cementing our peace as people of Nigeria.
“With the success of hosting this maiden edition, l wish to congratulate the Department of Theatre Arts which painstakingly put this Carol together, ” he said.
Also speaking, the Carol Planning Committee Chairman, Dr Esther Nyam, said that the Theatre Arts Department decided to put the Carol together for the good of the staff, students and the society in order to stimulate peace and love among the people.
Nyam said that with the support of the management of the University, “we intend to have it every year with next year’s own becoming”bigger and better.”
Dr Ossai Edward, Head of Department of Theatre Arts, said that corporate bodies and philanthropists would be contacted to be involved in subsequent editions having made it an annual event.
Edward described the Carol as a big opportunity for students of Theatre Arts to be creative and showcase their God given talents toward sending messages of peaceful coexistence to the Nigerian society.
– Dec. 16, 2019 @ 16:45 GMT |