Peace accord brought tranquility to the state, says Zoramthanga
Aizawl (mizonews.net): “Remna Ni” (“Peace Accord Day”) was observed on June 30 here to commemorate the Peace Accord signed by Mizo National Front and the Indian government in1986.
The day was observed on Saturday across the state with the main programme being held at Vanapa Hall, Aizawl, and organised by the MNF party. Besides, the day was also observed by all the districts, blocks and units of the MNF party.
Addressing the gathering, former Chief Minister and MNF President Zoramthanga said that the peace accord brought tranquillity to the state with the efforts of both the MNF and the then central government.
The MNF also greeted the people of Mizoram on this historic Peace Accord day.
The 26th Assam Rifles and Bethlehem Veng branch YMA also organised social work in which the members had planted saplings within Assam rifles land.
In Kolasib, the “Remna Ni” programme was organised at AMFU Conference Hall, Project Veng, which was graced, among others, by Vice president of MNF Gen. Hqrs. and ex-minister Tawnluia, and Hqrs. Adviser Saikapthianga, ex-minister.
Likewise, the Day was observed in different parts of the states, celebrating the anniversary of the historic accord, and at the same time, remembering those patriots who gave their lives for the generations today.
On 30th June, 1986, an agreement was signed by the then underground Mizo National Front and the Central government t end the 20-year-long insurgency in the hilly state.
The accord was signed by the then MNF President Laldenga and the then Union Home Secretary R D Pradhan. After the peace agreement was signed, Laldenga became the interim Chief Minister of Mizoram.
In the subsequent elections to the state assembly in January, 1987, the MNF came to power and once again Laldenga became the Chief Minister.
Mizoram is now one of the most peaceful states in the country.
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