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Missionary Day observed in Mizoram

Missionary Day observed in Mizoram
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1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530
Aizawl, Jan 11 (PTI) Mizoram on Monday observed

Missionary Day to commemorate the 127th anniversary of the

arrival of two Welsh missionaries in the state in 1894.

All government offices and some business

establishments remained closed as the administration declared

a public holiday.

Though worship service could not be held due to

COVID-19 restrictions, some people offered prayers at the

memorial stones of Welsh missionaries Reverend J H Lorrain and

F W Savidge, fondly called by Mizos as ''Pu Buanga'' and ''Sap

Upa'' respectively, at McDonald Hills in Aizawl.

The missionaries had set foot on the banks of Tlawng

River near Sairang village in the then Lushai Hills on January

11, 1894.

Gradually, all Mizos converted to Christianity under

their influence.

They created the Lushai (Mizo)-English dictionary and

established the Presbyterian Church in north Mizoram and

Baptist Church in the southern part of the state.

They also spread education by creating Mizo alphabets

using the Roman script.

The Baptist Church of Mizoram (BCM) began observing

Missionary Day from 1971 onwards, while the Presbyterian

Church, the largest denomination in the state, began observing

it from 1974. PTI COR

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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