Tiny Northeastern state of Mizoram for the first time will witness a swearing-in ceremony amid reading of Bible verses and prayers at Raj Bhawan’s circular lawn in Aizawl on Saturday as the Mizo National Front(MNF) forms the next government in the Christian majority state.
The MNF has defeated Congress to storm back to power in the Assembly election held on November 28 this year.
There will be a special “Hallelujah Chorus” by a local Leprosy group during the swearing-in ceremony.
Rev Lalhmingthanga, a senior Christian leader and chairman of the Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), conglomerate of leaders of 16 major churches, would lead the Bible reading
The Bible reading ceremony will be held after the singing of the National Anthem.
MNF chief Zoramthanga on Thursday submitted the list of members of his council of ministers to be sworn-in on Saturday.
State Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan would administer the oath of office and secrecy to the new Chief Minister and the ministers.
Zoramthanga who will be sworn-in as Chief Minister on Saturday, had earlier served as the Chief Minister of Mizoram from December 1998 to December 2008 for two consecutive terms.
Born on July 13, 1944, he was a lieutenant of the legendary former Mizo rebel leader Laldenga.