Hindus greet 'peaceful' Mizos on Durga puja

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Aizawl, Oct 6 (UNI) The Hindu community across Mizoram today started observing Durga Puja with peace and gaiety.

''As usual, the Durga puja is celebrated under peaceful atmosphere without any untoward incident. We are receiving warm wishes and good co-operation from the Mizos. This proves that people of all faiths in Mizoram are maintaining their harmonious co-existence,'' Aizawl-based Hindustan Club president and Mizoram law secretary P Chakraborty told UNI here today.

On the occasion of the puja, ''we the Hindu community here are greeting the peace-loving Mizos for their hospitality,'' Chakraborty said.

Mizoram Governor M M Lakhera has visited the pandal to join in the celebrations, Chakraborty said.

The puja committee also distributed clothes and other items to the poor families to mark the occasion.

The Assam Rifles, Border Security Force, Border Road Task Force were also celebrating the puja at their respective places.

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