Amid the anger of the people against the Indian security forces in Nagaland, the Assam Rifles troopers have erected a huge 47-feet Christmas star in Mizoram ahead of Christmas. This is the largest star in the northeastern region, officials said on Monday.

An Assam Rifles official in Aizawl said that the Lunglei Battalion of the 23 Sector Assam Rifles has constructed a humongous “Christmas Star” at Lunglei in Mizoram.

The star of Bethlehem measuring 47 feet in height is the largest “Christmas Star” of the northeast.

It marked the occasion of “Advent Christmas”, and is a beacon of hope with aim to spread a message of positivity and togetherness for local populace, an Assam Rifles statement said.

The Christmas celebrations across the Northeastern region last year was subdued due to the Covid restrictions which forced the people to remain indoors.

The imposing star overlooking Lunglei has attracted many visitors within the first week of its presence.

The local residents have been invited to visit the Star of Bethlehem. It is also becoming a popular attraction among them for picnics and family outings.

The locals have been highly appreciative of the efforts of Assam Rifles towards spreading the spirit of Christmas.

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