Mizoram State Day is celebrated every year on 20 February. It is a public holiday as well as a bank holiday. All educational institutions and government offices will be closed on the State Day. It commemorates Mizoram becoming a full-fledged state on 20 February 1987.
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The inauguration of the state was done by the then Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. The state was given special status in the Indian Constitution under Article 371G.
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How is the day celebrated?
The State Day is celebrated with pomp and glory with the unfurling of the National Flag at government offices, business offices, and residential premises. State-level programs are organised at Aizawl at the Assam Rifles Ground. An annual Independence Football Tournament is conducted to celebrate the occasion. Cultural programs are performed with great enthusiasm by students at schools and colleges.
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At the state-level program, the National Flag is unfurled by the Chief Minister, followed by inspection of the guard of honor and parade that is organised by the state’s police, paramilitary forces, cadets of NSS and NCC, Scouts, Guides, as well as by the Assam Rifles. Tributes are paid to freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the formation of an independent state as well as to those who have survived. Prizes are handed out in different categories to outstanding performers in different fields.
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