AIZAWL, June 29: Mizoram Chief Minister Pu Lal Thanhawla has extended his greetings to the people of the State and Mizos all over the world on the eve of the 24th anniversary of the Mizoram Peace Accord. The Mizoram Accord was signed on June 30, 1986 by the Mizo National Front rebels with the Union Government of India in New Delhi. The day is now commemorated as 'Peace Day' all over the State.
Urging the people to strive and ensure the peaceful scenario in Mizoram, Pu Hawla in an official release, said, "we must ensure law and order to march forward and to be able to live in harmony."
Stating that his government remains committed towards the upliftment and welfare of the poor, Pu Hawla said that they will continued to be the "priority of Mizoram Government." In this regard the government is going forward with the implementation of the New Land Use Policy, he added.
Highlighting his government achievements, he said the "NREGS (MNREGS) and JNNURM are implemented to give jobs to many poor people. The government is also putting all efforts for power generation and big projects like the 210 MW Tuivai Hydel project, 60MW Tuirial Hydel project and 460MW Kolodyne Hydel project are being pursued," Pu Hawla stated.
Mizoram is one of the most peaceful States in India and the accord signed by MNF rebel leader Pu Laldenga with the Centre is often taken as a model for peace settlements in the trouble-torn northeastern States.
At present Mizoram is the second most literate State after Kerala and it is "trying to over take" the southern State. Meanwhile, sources said that the Mizo National Front party is gearing up to mark the occasion at the party headquarters Hnam Run in Aizawl. "Several cultural activities and awareness campaigns will be held here and in party units across the State," MNF official said. (Agencies)