For last six decades, the Manorama Yearbook continued to market itself as “India’s Most Trusted Source of Knowledge”.

But, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has now strong reasons to disagree with the claim of the publishers of the Manorama Yearbook.

“Thank you #Manorama Yearbook 2020. I never knew I was the Prime Minister of India,” Zoramthanga said in a Twitter message on Tuesday afternoon.

Zoranthanga, an insurgent leader-turned political leader had genuine reasons to be engry with the publishers of “India’s Most Trusted Source of Knowledge”.

The Manorama Yearbook 2020 portrayed Lalthanhawla of the Congress as the Chief Minister of Mizoram, and Zoramthanga as the Governor of the state.

Surprisingly, the editors of the Manorama Yearbook did not bother to take note that Zoramthanga took over as the Chief Minister of Mizoram on December 18, 2018.

Zoranthanga’s Mizo National Front had registered a convincing victory against Lalthanhawla’s Congress in December 2018.

It was more shameful for the editors of Manorama Yearbook 2020 because they did not know that a politician from Kerala is the present Governor of Mizoram.

P. S. Sreedharan Pillai, a veteran BJP leader from Kerala is the Governor of Mizoram since October 25, 2019.   

The Manorama Yearbook 2020 wrote that Prof. Jagdish Mukhi is the Governor of Mizoram.

Prof. Mukhi is the Governor of Assam.

The Manorama Yearbook is an annual knowledge encyclopedia by the Malayala Manorama Group, the oldest and the largest media organisation in Kerala.

The Manorama Yearbook is published in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Bengali editions. It was first published in 1959.

The publisher of Manorama Yearbook always claims that it proved to be the perfect guide for students appearing Civil Services examinations, including the UPSC, and has made careers of lakhs of people across India.

Anirban Roy

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