Imphal: A ten-member team led by Houkholen Haokip, President, Thadou Students Association, Manipur, will visit Aizawl, Mizoram to participate in the general election of Mizo Zirlai Pawl, which will be held on 4th November 2021 at the state capital of the neighbouring state.
Thadou Students’ Association, General Headquarters (TSA-GHQ) was affiliated as a constituent member of MZP-GHQ after it was approved in the MZP General Assembly at Serchhip in 1997. Due to pseudo Thadou-Kuki Students’ Union (TKSU) in 2002, TSA was detached from MZP-GHQ since then and this year in February, TSA-GHQ was re-affiliated back to MZP-GHQ thereby becoming a constituent member of affiliated organizations. The TSA has 20 (twenty) votes in the MZP-GHQ electoral roll for the eligible voting franchise, said a statement issued by TSA here on Monday.
This year, the team will travel to Aizawl for three days starting from 3rd November 2021.
Historically, Chin-Kuki-Lushai(Mizo) and Zomi have a common origin, one and the same and can never be separated by anything like International boundary, state boundary, etc. as it had emotional bonding and integration as a blood brother, it added.
Thadou is also known as Chin in Myanmar, Mizo in Mizoram and Kuki in other parts of North-East Indian states. This is one reason why Thadou in Manipur opposes Any Kuki Tribes (AKT) and Kuki Tribe as “Kuki is a composition and conglomeration of various distinctive tribes”.
During the visit, TSA leaders will meet various social & political leaders, CSOs in Aizawl, Church leaders in Mizoram and Govt. officials of the Mizoram government, etc.
It is expected that the visit of TSA leaders led by the President to Aizawl, Mizoram will strongly enhance the bonding and moral value of Thadou & Mizo community across the globe, the Association continued.