Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday congratulated the people of Mizoram on the golden jubilee of the state assembly.
Birla’s message was read by Assembly Speaker Lalrinliana Sailo during a special session convened to mark 50 years of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly.
Birla had previously been invited to grace the Golden Jubilee celebration, but he was unable to attend.
In his message, Birla said Mizoram is an important land bridge in India’s Act-East policy, establishing the country’s critical trade and connectivity links with Myanmar and Bangladesh.
He said the North East region occupies a unique and distinctive position in the socio-cultural and geopolitical landscape of the country.
The North East region is also known for its impressive human development, including the high socio-economic status of women, he said.
The Lok Sabha chairman also hailed Mizoram’s peaceful election processes as “admirable”.
The special session was chaired by the state governor, Hari Babu Kambhampati, while Assam Assembly Speaker, Biswajit Daimary also graced the event.
Addressing the House, Kambhampati said a legislature is the embodiment of the aspirations and ultimate will of the people of a state.
The enduring success of the landmark 1986 Mizoram Peace Agreement is a testament to the will of the people of the state, the governor said, adding that it has become a catalyst for positive change towards the path of development.
He also thanked civil society organizations and religious bodies for their contribution in making Mizoram one of the most peaceful states in the country.
Chief Minister Zoramthanga said, “We are a shining example of the benefits of peace and it is up to us to carry the message of peace to the rest of the nation and to the world.
Biswajit Daimary paid rich tributes to the Mizo Ropuiliani woman who fought valiantly against the British and was imprisoned for it.
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