Mizoram minister Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu has advised Biate students to be cautious when looking for a spouse and urged them to not marry outside their community.
At Biate which is the cleanest town in Mizoram, while addressing a crowd on Tuesday, the unmarried Congress minister told the Biate Mizo students not to ‘dilute’ the Mizo tribe by marrying outside their community.
Earlier, in a report published by the Indian Express, a local church in Mizoram has announced cash incentives for couples who have four or more babies. The Lunglei Bazar Veng Baptist Church has recently announced Rs 4,000 for the fourth baby, Rs 5000 for the fifth and so on.
Meanwhile, Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu has become Mizoram’s first woman minister since the 1987 State Assembly Elections, after she was inducted to Lal Thanhawla’s cabinet in September 2017. She is the second woman in Mizoram to hold ministerial post after Lalhlimpuii Hmar, who was made a minister in 1987.