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Advance office timings by an hour, appeals Mizo students’ body MZP

Unlike in other parts of country, the sun normally rises at 5 am and sets early in Mizoram; in the process, several day light hours are wasted, says Mizo Zirlai Pawl

Henry L Khojol

Aizawl: Mizoram’s apex student body Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) has expressed a desire to advance office timings by at least an hour earlier than the existing timing to save day light.

Normally in Mizoram, offices start at 9 am and ends at dusk around 5 pm.

MZP president L Ramdinliana Renthlei said that they have made repeated appeals to both the ruling government and the erstwhile Congress government but to no avail.

The government’s stand point is that it can’t advance office hour as it did not suit the age-old Mizo practice and social life, which according to Renthlei is not reasonably acceptable.

He said that unlike in other parts of the country, in Mizoram normally the sun rises at 5 am and sets early and several day light hours are wasted as government offices and schools open only at 9 or 10 am and close at 4 or 5 pm.

Renthlei said that the students’ body is of the opinion that more developments will usher if several day light hours are effectively used. He added that several hours are wasted in the morning as people wakeup late for they know office hours begin late.

Renthlei also urged that change in office hour and school period will enable the denizens to make use of added daylight hours and also increase their working hours in a day, which will in turn give a fillip to the economic activity in the state.

According to the MZP leader, the student body has been taking efforts under North East Student Organisation(NESO) to have separate time for the region since 2010.

He said that people in other parts of the country especially in southern part adjust their daily routine according to sun rise, which enable them to not only save day light but increase their working hours, which in turn lead to development.