Recently a Mizo village Pi Pu Sulhnu Humhalh Tu Pawl Dungthlang was awarded the Young Achievers Award (Cultural and Environmental Protection and Preservation Society, Dungtlang, Champhai district, Mizoram). Dalmia Bharat Cement honoured them with this award for exemplary efforts of protection and preservation of Mizo culture, folklore including preservation of natural habitat by the society.
The village consists of a Chief’s house, his bodyguards’ quarters, his queens’ huts, other important persons and general homes. They maintain these homes as the last remnants of Mizo home and architecture. The people have also preserved a 17 km long stretch of mountain forests again with virtually no administrative resource assistance. Important birds and mammals have now come back to these forests.
In addition to this, the Society has discovered the archaeological remains of a city built of stones on the mountain peaks. These are estimated to be built by tribes coming from Southeast Asia about 500 years ago. The Archaeological Society of India is now studying these ruins and considers these to be one of the largest stone cities in India.
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