Aizawl: The official commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the historic Mizoram Peace Accord was held at Vanapa Hall in Aizawl on Monday. Ministers, MLAs, civil societies and various government officials attended the function.
Addressing the function, Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga said, “Though 33 years have passed since the Mizoram Peace Accord was signed, it is heartening to learn that the younger generation greatly values the peace accord.”
Zoramthanga highlighted that the Peace Accord was not attained by a single entity, but rather a contribution made by civil societies, students, churches and different political parties. He also added that it is important to value and respect the Peace Accord which was earned through bloodshed and tears.
At the function, Lalkhama, former chief secretary of Mizoram and one of the signatories of the Peace Accord, was honoured. In his speech, Lalkhama said, “The Mizoram Peace Accord marked the acceptance of a Mizo nation by the Indian government and put Mizoram on a high pedestal.”
The Mizoram Peace Accord was signed on June 30, 1986 between the Mizo National Front and the Union government. It ended two decades of insurgency in Mizoram and also made the state one of the most peaceful in India.
It was celebrated on Monday as the actual date — June 30 — fell on a Sunday this year.