Aizawl, January 10, 2020 : Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga graced the first edition of “Zo Kutpui”, Zo unity festival, today, the 9th January 2020 at Vanghmun village in Jampui hill of North Tripura district, official sources said here.
The festival, organised by
Mizoram tourism department in collaboration with Tripura Zo Kutpui Organizing
Committee, will conclude on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, Zoramthanga underlined the importance of unifying all the Zo ethnic tribes living in different parts of the globe.
He said his government would make efforts to fulfill the aspirations of the Zo community in Tripuras Jampui hills.
Citing that Mizoram has been blessed with numerous natural assets, he said the government as well the NGOs must work collectively to ensure that such blessings are made within the reach of the poor and common masses.
He claimed that Mizoram has experienced progress in many fields due to the existence of lasting peace in the state.
He said enduring peace is
highly important for bringing development in a state or a country. “Well
known for its enduring peace following the signing of historic Mizo accord in
1986, Mizoram has been consulted by the other states for quite a number of
times to bring solution to insurgency problem and restore peace in their
states, the chief minister said.
As part of its efforts to unify the Zo communities across the world, the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) government in Mizoram is organizing Zo Kutpui in at least 10 states and also in foreign countries, including the US, Myanmar and Bangladesh.
During the state assembly polls in November, 2018, the MNF had used “unification of Zo communities” as its poll plank.
The event was also graced by Mizoram Tourism minister Robert Romawia Royte, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs minister K. Lalrinliana and other important officials from the state. (PTI)