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Zo Kutpui Festival organised in Mizoram

The Mizoram State Government is organising Zo Kutpui festival across 10 states in the country and also in countries such as Myanmar, US and Bangladesh.

Highlights

The first edition of the festival is to begin in the city of Vanghmun in Tripura. The festival will then move to other states having Mizo population. By conducting such as festival, the Mizoram Government is trying to unify the Mizo population in the country and also across the world. The event will host performances of several Mizo tribes.

Mizo population

The Mizos are tribal people that are spread between Myanmar in the east to Bangladesh in the west. After independence, the Mizo people were governed by the Assamese Government. In 1952, a subsidiary government was created under Assam called Lushai hills, the now Mizoram. However, the Mizo people continued to demand freedom of independence to join Myanmar. The Mizo National Front (MNF) was created in 1961 to achieve independence of Mizoram. In 1966, the MNF created its armed wing and declared independence under Operation Jericho. The area was then declared disturbed and in 1967, GoI enforced AFSPA.

Mizo Peace Accord

After several negotiations of peace, in 1987, the Rajiv Gandhi Government signed the Mizoram Peace Accord establishing peace in the region.

Mizo Tribals

In India, the Mizo population is found in Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram. There are 12 Mizo clans identified. It includes Pawi-Lusei, Tlau, Khiangte, Hualhnam, Lai, Phaite, Renthlei, Hmar, Chawngthu, Pang, Ralte and Hualngo.

However, the three major Mizo groups are Lusei people, Lushai hills people and Chin people.In

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Mary Kom wins record sixth gold medal at World Boxing Championships

India’s boxing legend Mary Kom won gold medal at World Women’s Boxing Championships held in New Delhi. It was her sixth medal in World Boxing Championships. In the final, she defeated 22-year-old Ukrainian boxer Hana Okhaya of Ukraine. Mary Kom won this medal at age of 35 years. With winning this medal, Mary Kom has become the most successful boxer in world boxing history with 6 gold medals. In this Women’s World Boxing Championships 2018, India won total four gold, three silver and three bronze medals.

Mary Kom

Mary Kom’s full name is named Chungjijung Mary Kom Humangte. She was born on March 1, 1983 in Kangathei, Manipur. She is one of the most successful boxers of amature boxing globally. She is the only boxer to win medals in seven world championships including six gold medals.

She had won gold medal at World Boxing Championships held in Antalya in 2002, Podoslovak in 2005, New Delhi in Ningbo City in 2008, Bridgetown in 2010 and in New Delhi in 2018. Apart from this, she had won silver medal in World Boxing Championships held in Scranton in 2001.

She had won bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics. After this, in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, she had won gold medal. She had won gold medal in the 2014 Asian Games and bronze medal in 2010 Asian Games, making her first women boxer to win gold medal at Asian Games.

In April 2016, President had nominated her as member of Rajya Sabha. She has been bestowed with Padma Bhushan (2013), Arjuna Award (2003), Padma Shri (2006) and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award (2009).

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