The 75th anniversary of the formation of the Young Mizo Association (YMA), the apex body of Mizos, was observed in Mizoram on Tuesday.
The YMA was formed by English missionaries and some Mizo leaders on June 15, 1935 in Aizawl as the ‘Young Lushai Association’ (YLA) and was rechristened as YMA later.
YMA members voluntarily planted trees, cleaned their villages, held local sports events, helped the needy and ill by distributing gifts.
YMA members also donated blood in different hospitals in the past two weeks as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
All government offices and educational institutions remained closed.
The YMA has branches across the state and also in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur and Bangladesh.