Guwahati: Thousands of people that acknowledge descent from the same Zo ancestry are all set to come together under one roof at the eighth edition of Zofest to be held in the Reiek area of Mamit district from Tuesday. The four-day event will aim create brotherhood among the Zo people cutting across geographical boundaries.
Organised every two years, the four-day event will showcase the distinct identity of the Zo people and bring together tribes from across the region that share the same ancestry. Since the start of the Zofest in 2002, the gathering has seen participation of community members from across Manipur, Tripura and Assam, besides Mizoram, in India and across the boundary from Myanmar and Bangladesh. This year will be no different.
The festival is organised by the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the apex students’ body in Mizoram, every two years in various places of the state and elsewhere where Zo people are in majority.
The theme song of the festival, Insuihkhawm Leh Zai I Ral Ang u, is composed by Padma Bhushan awardee late Capt LZ Sailo.