Sinlung /
21 February 2014

Mizoram observes 27th Statehood day

Mizoram observes 17th Statehood day

Mizoram observed the 27th anniversary of the attainment of Statehood on Thursday.

All the Government offices and educational institutions remained close for the day to mark the occasion.

After the historic Mizo Peace Accord was signed on June 30, 1986 the Bill to make Mizoram (then union territory) a full-fledged Statehood was introduced in the Lok Sabha on August seven the same year.

The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha with 308 votes in favour out of 310 votes and the Rajya Sabha passed the bill with 160 out of 171 members voting in favour of the Bill.

Mizoram became the 23rd State of the Indian Union after the President gave his assent on August 14, 1986 .

The then Lieutenant Governor of Mizoram Hiteswar Saikia was sworn-in as the first governor of the State by the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court at the Raj Niwas in Aizawl.

BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has also sent his greetings and wished the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on their Statehood day.

“Heartfelt greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh & Mizoram on their Statehood Day & best wishes for their development journey,” tweeted Modi.


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