Aizawl: Addressing the 72nd general conference of Young Mizo Association (YMA) in N Vanlaiphai village in Serchhip district on Wednesday night, chief minister Zoramthanga said that the Mizo people are destined by God to shine everywhere.
He said that the Mizo people are regimented society, who are obedient to their leaders.
“If concerted effort is made among the churches, NGOs and the government, Mizoram will register speedy development,” he said.
The three-time chief minister also warned the Mizo people against negative thinking.
“We the Mizo people have the habit of being pessimistic and degrading ourselves. But outsiders, when they come to visit Mizoram, often see the good sides of the Mizo people,” he said, adding the Mizo people should also learn positive thinking.
He said that there are still many good people, who tirelessly work for the progress and betterment of the state.
The chief minister also appealed to all denizens to make use of Mizoram being peaceful state and exploit the various potentials of the state in order to usher in development.
He lauded the YMA for its outstanding contribution towards safegurading the state and the Mizo society, and also handed over Rs 1 lakh to the association in appreciation of its work.
Starting from Tuesday, a three-day YMA general conference was on which concluded on Thursday night.
The association has unanimously adopted “massive education drive” as its year-long declaration.
The YMA in its general conference on Thursday re-elected Vanlalruata as the president of Central YMA, while present general secretary Lalhmachhuana was newly elected as vice president and Prof Lalnuntluanga was elected as the new general secretary of Central YMA.