AIZAWL, Oct 2 - Along with the rest of the country, Mizoram also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary today. Chief Minister Zoramthanga led a delegation of ministers, MLAs and top government officials in paying floral tribute on Gandhi�s statue at the Zodin Square here this morning.
Later, a function was held in the Vanapa Hall during which the prizes for the competition on short films on Gandhi and cleanliness of towns and villages were presented by the Chief Minister.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister likened Gandhi with Jesus as both preached the message of non-violence. He said that everybody must uphold the principle of making peace with others through non-violence.
�The world admires the non-violent movement led by Gandhiji that won freedom from the British rule, and the UN General Assembly has declared his birthday (October 2) as the International Day of Non-Violence,� he said.
Zoramthanga said the cleanliness mission launched on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti would continue throughout the year in Mizoram. He also released the Jal Shakti Campus and Jal Shakti Gram manuals for rainwater harvesting and water conservation in institutions and villages respectively.