People donating blood

Aizawl: To mark the Mizo Peace Accord Day, Mizo National Youth Front (MNYF) organised mass-level voluntary blood donation camps across Mizoram on Tuesday.

No official function could be held to celebrate the 34th anniversary of “Remna Ni” or signing of the historic ‘Mizo Peace Accord’ between the Central government and the erstwhile underground Mizo National Front (MNF) this year due to the coronavirus induced lockdown.

Sources in MNF said that mass voluntary blood donations camps were held in Lunglei, Lawngtlai, Siaha, Champhai and Serchhip apart from Mizo Hnam Run or MNF office in Aizawl.

As many as 264 units of blood were donated during the mass voluntary donations, sources said.

Health minister Dr R Lalthangliana, transport minister TJ Lalnuntluanga, legislators ZR Thiamsanga and Lalrinsanga and other party leaders also took part in the blood donation camp at Mizo Hnam Run.

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Mizoram chief minister and MNF president Zoramthanga said that the Mizo Peace Accord was one of the most successful peace accords ever signed not only in the country but in the world.

He had said that the peace accord was endowed to the Mizos by the Almighty though it was not up to the satisfactory level of both the MNF and the Centre.

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Zoramthanga attributed the signing of Mizo Peace Accord to the answer of prayers by people, NGOs and churches, which ended two decades of insurgency and unrest in Mizoram.

Mizo Peace Accord was signed between the government of India and MNF on June 30, 1986, ending two decades of insurgency, after which Mizoram became the 23rd Indian state on February 20, 1987.

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