Welcome to MIZORAM.
Mizoram, which etymologically means the land of Mizos. The State of Mizoram is situated on the southern-most tip of the North-Eastern States . It covers an area of 21,097 Sq. K.Ms. flanked by Myanmar in the east and south, Bangladesh and Tripura in the west and Assam and Manipur in the north, is an expanse of blue-green hills stretching away to hazy skyline somewhat mystically, aloof and withdrawn at the southern extreme of the North East India. The density of population of Mizoram is 33 per sq. km with literacy rate of about 95%. It has a moderate and pleasant climate, generally cool in summer and not very cold in winter. The hilly terrain gives Mizoram a unique distinction. Mizoram is a storehouse of natural beauty with its endless variety of landscape, flora and fauna. There are now eight Districts in Mizoram namely - Aizawl, Champhai, Kolasib, Mamit, Serchhip, Lunglei, Lawngtlai and Chhimtuipui with their Headquarters at Aizawl, Champhai, Kolasib, Mamit, Serchhip, Lunglei, Lawngtlai, and Saiha respectively.
Mizoram is a storehouse of natural beauty with endless varieties of landscape, flora and fauna. The Mizos are primarily cultivators and most of their ethnic festivals are associated with Agricultural operations. They are fond of Music and dance and have a strong community feeling which has in recent years been developed and strengthened by the Young Mizo Association, a Social and Voluntary Organization with no political affiliation covering the whole of Mizoram. Most of the Mizos are Christians by religion. Mizoram has the highest rate of literacy, about 95%, which is an achievement that every Mizos takes genuine pride in.
Mizos are mainly agriculturists and all the festivals are very much connected with the agricultural operations. Mizos have two major festivals – Chapchar Kut, Pawl Kut. They love to dance as much as they love to sing with gay, carefree spirit. They can boast of a number of folk and community dances, like Cheraw, Khual-lam, Chheih-lam, Chai, Rallu-lam, Solakia, Sarlamkai, par-lam, etc., which have been handed down from one generation to the other through the ages. It is worth mention that one of the dance form i.e. CHERAW (Bamboo dance) is world famous which has earned place even in the esteem Guinness Book of Records in the year 2010. It is the most colourful Mizo dance. Bamboos are used in this dance. The dancer moves by stepping alternatively in and out from between and across a pair of horizontal bamboos, held against the ground by co dancers sitting face to face at either side. The bamboos when clapped produce a sharp sound which forms the rhythm of the dance.
There are now eight Districts in Mizoram namely - Aizawl, Champhai, Kolasib, Mamit, Serchhip, Lunglei, Lawngtlai and Chhimtuipui with their Headquarters at Aizawl, Champhai, Kolasib, Mamit, Serchhip, Lunglei, Lawngtlai, and Saiha respectively. Although, there is no Separation of Executive from Judiciary in the State of Mizoram, a Permanent Bench of the Gauhati High Court was established in the year 1990 subsequent to the Peace Accord signed between the Mizo National Front (MNF) and the Government of India in the year 1986. Now, the separation of Judiciary has been effected with effect from 11th December,2002. The separation of Judiciary has taken place in respect of eight (8) revenue districts, namely Aizawl, Kolasib, Serchhip, Champhai, Mamit, Lunglei, Saiha and Lawngtlai Districts in the state of Mizoram and there are presently 31 Judicial Officers. After the separation of Judiciary from executive which has been done only in the month of June, 2009 putting all the eight districts in two Judicial Districts, namely Aizawl Division comprising of Aizawl, Champhai, Kolasib, Mamit and Serchhip revenue districts; and that Lunglei, Saiha and Lawngtlai under Lunglei Division.
Mizoram is linked with the rest of the country by Air, Rail and Road Transport. Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram which is air linked. Aizawl, the Capital of Mizoram is about 180 Kms. from Silchar. Aizawl is accessible by Air from Kolkata or Imphal where Indian Airlines caters flights three times a week. The Road Journey from Silchar to Aizawl takes about 5 hours, where Mizoram State Transport Busses, Private Bus services and Sumo services ply regularly. Since Mizoram is a Border State, where the East Bengal Regulations is in force and Inner-Line Pass are required for persons other than Government Employees and residents of Mizoram. Inner-Line Passes can be applied for from the Liaison Offices of the Government of Mizoram at Silchar, Shillong, Guwahati and Kolkata.