The Mizoram government has planned to hold unity festivals across the globe to ensure integration and brotherhood of all Mizos residing in different places.
A state tourism department official said on Friday that to ensure the integration and brotherhood of all Mizos across the globe, the government has allocated Rs 1 crore for the Mizo diaspora to organise the unity event.
Chief minister Zoramthanga had also mentioned the plan in his Independence Day speech on Thursday.
“Holding of Mizo unity festivals all over the world aiming to make sure the integration and brotherhood of all Mizos, is a part of our earlier commitment,” he said.
With a population of 1,091,014 (according to the 2011 census), Mizoram is a closely knit society with a Christian majority (87 per cent).
The state’s tourism department has also appointed Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Gold Medallist in Weightlifting (men’s 62kg group) at Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires (Argentina) last October, as its brand ambassador.
The official added that under the Centre’s “Swadesh Darshan Scheme”, the tourism department has undertaken the construction of a mega Thenzawl Golf Course and an eco-resort in Serchhip district.
The state government has also taken an effort to construct the first skywalk at Sakawrhmuituai Tlang mountain.