Sinlung /
08 December 2012

Memorial Stone Of Mizo Patriotic Songs Composer Erected

Aizawl Dec 8 : The memorial stone of Laltanpuia, one of the first composer of Mizo patriotic songs and famous composer of Mizo folk love songs, was erected at his native Sialsuk village, about 80 km south of Aizawl today.

Scholars, academics and villagers of Sialsuk and surrounding villages gathered in Sialsuk to pay their respects to the composer who died in 1997.

Lalthlamuana Ralte, Asst Professor of Pachhunga University College, who presented a paper on Laltanpuia, said that the composer was not only a laureate, but a man who embedded the sense of patriotism in the hearts of the Mizos.

"One of his songs - 'Kan Ram Hi Kan Ram A Ni" (This land is our very own) used to give strength and courage to the Mizo underground militants during the Mizo National Front (MNF) independent movement," Ralte said, adding that it is still used by the overground MNF as the main campaign song during every hustings," Ralte said.

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