Mizoram- The Land of Hill People

Mizoram is a state in India, situated at the Northeast region with Capital city as Aizawl. Mizoram literally means “Land of the hill people” as Mi-Zo-Ram is derived from separate native words that are Mi (the people); Zo (belonging to the people) and Ram (the Lord). The state shares its border with three of the north-eastern seven sister states. These states are Manipur, Assam and Tripura. It shares international boundaries with Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The state of Mizoram was established on 20 February 1987 and comprises of 8 districts. With the overall population of 1,091,014, the state stood 27th in the list of populated states. This makes it a second least populated state in the country. People of the state are well literate and only 20% of the total population lives below the poverty line. Majority of the population in the state follows Christianity.

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Mizoram

Culture

The Mizo culture, traditions and beliefs has changed tremendously with the change of time. They have become comparatively modern and celebrate festivals such as Christmas, Easter and other customs and events associated with Christianity. A number of traditional dances are performed in the state of Mizoram. Traditional regional dances include Khuallam, Chai, Cheraw and Chheihlam.

Mizo traditional classical and folk tunes are soft, supple and gentle. Drums and guitars are used to give an extra melodious effect to the songs. Mizoram people like to sing without any musical instrument; rhythmic methods such as clapping hands are often used along with singing during special events and auspicious occasions. Many traditional and cultural festivals are organized by different communities in the state.

Geography

The north-eastern state from the family of seven sister states is framed with the boundaries of Assam, Tripura and Manipur. The international borders separate it from Myanmar and Bangladesh. Aizawl is the Capital city and the largest city of the state. Total area of 21,087 of the country is covered by Mizoram and is divided into 8 districts. It is ranked 24th in India in terms of the overall area.

Mild temperature of Mizoram remains cool even in the summers. It ranges between 20˚C to 29˚C in summers and 7˚C to 22˚C in winters. Chhimtuipui, also known by the name of Kaladan or Kolodyne is the biggest river of Mizoram. Being originated in Burma, it passes through the districts of Lawngtlai and Saiha and returns back to Rakhine state of Burma.

Economy

With a higher literacy ratio, the state possesses a very low ratio that lives below poverty line. Like most of the Indian states, Agriculture is the main occupation of Mizoram and nearly 55% to 60% of the total population is engaged in the same. A large amount of Bamboo is produced by the state and this adds to the state’s economy.

Mizoram is known to be the significant producer and universal exporter of Rose and Anthurium. It is a domestic supplier of passion fruit, ginger, chowchow, turmeric, orange and banana. Due to lack of transport facilities, the state is known to lack industrial growth and development.

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