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'Missionary Day' celebrated in Mizoram

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

'Missionary Day', anniversary of the arrival of two Welsh Christian missionaries was today observed and celebrated across the Christian-dominated north eastern state of

offices and educational institutions remained close for the day as the state declared the day as a public holiday.

The local churches of the of held prayer and and also organised community feasts.

Rev J H Lorrain and Rev F W Savidge, fondly called by the Mizos as Pu Buanga and Sapupa respectively, arrived in the then Lushai country (Mizoram) by boat from on January 11, 1894 and spread Christianity.

The Welsh missionaries were responsible for the establishment of the in northern part of and the in the southern part of the state.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 12:10 IST