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125th anniversary of entry of Christian missionaries to

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

The 125th anniversary of the entry of Christian missionaries to Mizoram, was observed with religious in the state on with prayer and

is a Christian dominated state.

Two missionaries from - Rev J.H. Lorrain and Rev F.W. Savidge, fondly remembered by the Mizos as Pu Buanga and Sap Upa, arrived at Sairang village on the banks of the river Tlawng on January 11, 1894, then known as the Lushai country.

Community feasts were organised in many local churches of the of while the day was observed as a public holiday.

The two missionaries were also the ones who established the in the southern part of

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 12:55 IST