Aizawl (mizonews.net): Mizoram Art & Culture Minister P.C. Zoram Sangliana said that the Central Government has allocated Rs. 6.5 crore for setting up a Peace Memorial Park in the state.
The detail project report is also being prepared, he added.
The minister said this at the meeting held at 10.30 A.M yesterday at his office. The meeting was attended by government officials besides invited experts like C. Chawngkunga, Lalthangfala Sailo, B. Lalthangliana, Rev. V.L. Zawnga and others.
Zoram Sangliana said: “By setting up the Peace Memorial Park, we want to show to the world that we the Mizos had been great nation even before the arrival of the Gospel in the region, and also that we had the courage to fight back the British Company rule for more than 50 years. Moreover, we also want to imbibe patriotism and cultural values in the minds of the younger generations. And also we want to set up memorial statues for the late Mizo patriots, kings and preachers.”
The Peace Memorial Park will be set up at Changsil Kai (shore); where, as per plan, Changsil Fort, Freedom Park, museum, and other recreational facilities will be built. Statues of the late patriots and kings who dedicated their lives for the Mizo nation long before the region was named Mizoram will be installed, he added.
Under the Peace Memorial Park project, Darkhuang Tlang (Gong Hill), Pukpui (Big Cave) will also be refurbished.
The meeting also set up a Study Group which will work out necessary things with regard to the plan of erecting statutes of the worthy kings and patriots as recorded in Mizo history.
Members of the study group includes: Chairman: C. Chawngkunga, Ex- Minister; Co-Chairman .L. Thanga, IAS (retd.); Member Secretary :Zaliana Art & Culture Dept.; Members : Lalthangfala Sailo, Pu B. Lalthangliana; Special Invitees: Rev. V.L. Zawnga, Rev. Challianngura and Dr. S. Hrachu. The Study Group will engage with their task till February; during which suggestions and proposals from the people will be taken.
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