To mark their 50th year, Mizoram Legislative Assembly held a seminar yesterday as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebration. The seminar was held under the guidance of the Chief Minister, Zoramthanga at Assembly House Annexe Conference Hall. 

     The seminar was conducted by Larinliana Sailo, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. The former Speaker of the House – Dr. Kenneth Chawngliana presented a paper on “The importance of Legislators for the development of a country” and H. Lalrinawma, Commisioner and Secretary of Mizoram Legislative Assembly presented a paper on “Relationship between the Legislature and the Executive”.

     Today, a special session of the Assembly was conducted as part of the celebration, chaired by Speaker of Mizoram Legislative Assembly Pu Lalrinliana Sailo. Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly Shri Biswajit Daimary also graced the occasion as an invitee. Three former Speakers of the Assembly which included the Speaker first Assembly and former Legislators, including two former Members of the first Legislative Assembly also graced the historic occasion.

      The history of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly can be traced back to the year 1952, with the formation of the Lushai Hills Autonomous District Council under the Government of Assam. The District Council existed for a period of four terms. With the elevation of Mizoram into a Union Territory, the first Assembly Session was held on 10th May, 1972. Till today, the Mizoram Legislative Assembly has seen a total of 232 members,. There have been 955 sittings from 138 sessions. The House has witnessed 488 Government Bills, out of which 477 Bills have been passed. However, the House is yet to pass a Private Member’s Bills, despite witnessing 5 such Bills through the years. More than 500 Reports have been presented in the House.