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Mizo Zirlai Pawl (lit. Mizo students' Association) is a Mizo multinational student organization and apex students body in Mizoram state. Established on 27 October 1935 in Shillong by Mizo earlier educated students. Originally as the Lushai Students Association (LSA), which was later replaced with the "Mizo Zirlai Pawl" (Mizo Students Association) on 1 September 1946. As Mizoram State government notified MZP raising day 27 October was observed as "Zirlaite Ni" (Students' Day) from 2008 in Mizoram. It was registered as SR No. 35 of 1969–70 under Indian Societies Registration Act. Its general headquarters is in the state capital of Mizoram, Aizawl. And it has 12 headquarters inside and outside of Mizoram state,[1] such as Churachandpur (in Manipur), Behliangchhip (in Tripura), and in Mizoram state - Serchhip, Biate, Champhai, Darlawn, Kolasib, Mamit, Zawlnuam, Saitual, Lunglei and Khawzawl. It has 50 Sub-Headquarters and many branches.

Mr. L. Ramdinliana Renthlei was elected on 24 October 2017 at the MZP 63rd Assembly held at Electric Veng Y.M.A Hall as the President for 2018–2019 term, he had been replacing Mr. Lalsangzuala Ngnete.

General Headquarters
Location: Treasury Square, DC Court Road
Place     Aizawl, Mizoram, India
Pin No. 796001.
P.O. Box               091
Phone   (0389) 2328660 / 2301708
Fax.        0389-2300492
Regn. No:            SR. 35 of 1969–70
Website :

The following Mizo (used as an umbrella term for all peoples who speak one of the Mizo languages) student organizations are affiliated to it:

  • Hmar Students Association (HSA)
  • Lai Students' Association (LSA)
  • Mizoram Bawm Students' Association (MBSA)
  • Pang zirlai Pawl (PZP)
  • Mara Students' Organization[3] (MSO)
  • Ranglong Students' Union (RSU)
  • Thado-Kuki Students' Union (TKSU)
  • Siamsinpawlpi[4] (SSPP)
  • It is itself a constituent unit of North-East Students' Organisation (NESO)

Most of College Students Union in Mizoram, Women Politechnic, Aizawl and Mizoram University Students Council; Chairman/Vice President and General Secretary is the Ex-Officio Member in General Headquarters.

In different parts of India, Cities and Institution based Mizo Students Association are also affiliated to Mizo Zirlai Pawl; like, Mizo Students Union Pune (MSUP), Delhi Mizo Zirlai Pawl (DMZP) and many more.

The Lushai Students Association previously founded in 1926 at Shillong and which had almost collapsed was revived in October 1935. Its main objective were to look after the welfare of the Lushai Students, to prepare them to be the leader in future, and to preserve the Lushai traditional and cultural values. In first general election held on 24 October 1939 was elected Buchhawn as its President, Lalhmuaka its General Secretary, Hrawva as Treasurer and Saptea as Student Secretary. The General Meeting at Aizawl on 1 September 1946 had changed its name into Mizo Zirlai Pawl, in short MZP and shifted its base from Shillong to Aizawl.

The association was established on October 27, 1935.


  • 1926: Lushai Students Association was formed in Calcutta, Gauhati and Shillong. Unfortunately, the organisation was collapse and not continued exist.
  • 1935: Lushai Students Association was again newly established in Shillong. R. Buchhawna B.A in-charged President, Lalhmuaka as General Secretary and Hrawva B.A as Treasurer.
  • 1938:  Published its newspaper 'LSA CHANCHINBU' for the first time.
  • 1939: World War II effect the association. It cannot exist properly and its newspaper also cannot published.
  • 1945: When World War II ended, it reformed and the constitution were amendment.
  • 1946: Lushai Students Association changed its name into Mizo Zirlai Pawl, in short MZP shifted its base from Shillong to Aizawl. The Magazine LSA Newsletter also chanced to MZP Chanchinbu.
  • 1959: After the shocked of Mautam (famine) MZP was reformed again. At that time it has office in Mizo District Council Office and in Govt. Mizo High School. MZP demanded the Special Scholarship for Mizo Students to the Assam Government. For the first time in Mizoram and to promote mizo literature and songs, MZP organised 'Hla Kutpui' (Song Festival) in Aizawl. Formed the committee of Mizo Vernicular.
  • 1966: Mizo National Front uprising and Mizo Independent Movement influenced most of MZP leaders. Many leaders jointed the movement. Therefore, the organisation became weak.
  • 1970s: MZP became strength and biggest organisation in Mizoram. Around 1000 branches in Mizoram and outside Mizoram state, in Mizoram most high school and village run the organisation.
  • 1973: MZP revive and re-organised Mizo Traditional festival and 'Chapchar Kut'. This festival is one of the most valued festival till today by the Mizo society which is still celebrated today from that time.
  • 1978: MZP Conference held in Kolasib decided, the extension for the term of MZP Leaders from one year to two years.
  • 1979: MZP support the MNF-India peace accord. it submitted the memorandum to the Govt. of India regarding peace in Mizoram.
  • 1981: Protest the selection of non-mizo in state quota of Technical Course. In that movement most of MZP Leaders were arrested and were imprisoned. Protest and demand to abolish Chakma Dictrict Council.
  • 1982: MZP took an action for peace in Mizoram. The Union Territory Government blame MZP as anti-national and BANNED the organisation. That issued shocked the MZP and it became weakened. But, the organisation ran secretly by a few leaders.
  • 1985: The new government withdrew the banned of MZP. Northeast Students Coordination Committee (NESCC) organised North East Cultural Festival in Aizawl based MZP. But, MZP cannot function properly. During the banned of the organisation, various students association formed in Mizoram through issue and different purposed.
  • 1993: 14 August, seven students association meeting decided to demolish their own organisation and amalgamated to MZP and reformed it again. In September special assembly amended the constitution and elected the new leaders. The Constitution added the Affiliation rules for Mizo Tribe-based students organisation and Federal Council System. The NECC also changed the name to NESO.
  • 1993–1995: Emphasized the theme of (Mizo hnam inpumkhatna) 'Mizo Unification'.
  • 1994: MZP against the issue to abolish the ILP.
  • 1995: Proclaimed the Chakma Foreigner Quite Order. Most of Chakma foreigner deleted from electoral roll.
  • 1996: Organised the issue of Chakma Foreigners. Longmarch from Aizawl to Chawngte.
  • 1995–1998: Proposed and used the theme of (ram leh hnam humhalh) 'Mizo tribe preservation year'.
  • 1997: For the first time, MZP General Headquarters fall into 'Adviser Rule'. Constitution amendment and extended the term of elected office bearer to two years. The president can't elected more than one term.
  • 2002: Organised ZOFEST in Churachandpur for the unification among Zo-hnahthlak of Zofa.
  • 2007: Demanded to the President of India to apologize to the people of Mizo for their bombing Mizoram.
  • 2008: The Govt. of Mizoram notified MZP rising day is to be observed as 'Zirlaite Ni' (Students' Day). Anniversary of Mizoram bombing day by the Indian Government during MNF Independent movement was celebrate as "Zoram Ni'.
  • 2010: Celebrated its Platinum Jubilee.
  • 2013: MZP main office building, 'MZP PISAPUI' was inaugurated by Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in Aizawl.

Aims and objectives
The motto is Ṭanrual hi chakna (lit. Union is strength) and the theme (thuvawn) is Serve for Mizo Nation (Mizo zirlaite kan ram leh hnam tan). The main aims is 'to prepare all Zohnahthlâk people to be valuable citizens for the Mizo nation and Zoram ' and 'to help the government in the development of Zoram and Mizo nation'. The following are some of the main aims and objectives:

  • to safeguard the rights and unity of all Mizo students
  • to prepare Mizo people to become helpful citizens of Zoram
  • to do its best to unite all Mizo people and create an independent Mizo state out of all the territories historically occupied by Mizo peoples.
  • to prevent and attack corruption in Mizoram
  • to conserve traditional Mizo values.
The association is administered by the General Headquarters. The General Headquarters is forming by six elected office bearer. The office bearer were elected for two years by electoral college after every two years, they appointed not more than fifty Executive Committee Member for the term of 1 year. Ten appointed Secretary were selected among the Executive Committee Members and they in-charge various posts to advice and assist the elected office bearer. And then, they run the office and activities actively.

The Executive Committee appoint the Adviser and NESO Council member for one year. Various Sub-Committee and Club also form in the General Headquarters. The following are the elected office bearer for 2017–2019 term-
President - L. Ramdinliana Renthlei
Vice President - B. Vanlaltana
General Secretary - Lalnunmawia Pautu
Assistant Secretary - H.Lalthianghlima
Treasurer - Michael Lalramsanga
Finance Secretary - Andrew F.Lalramnghaka

At present Mr. Ricky Lalbiakmawia, representing MZP in NESO and he incharge the Finance Secretary post.
MZP Assembly is the top authority in the association, and Federal Council Sitting is the second highest authority to rule the association.

Presidents of the Organisation
Year       Name
1935–1936           R.Buchhawna
1936–1937           R.Buchhawna
1937–1938           R.Buchhawna
1938–1939           R.Buchhawna
1939–1940           R.Buchhawna
1940–1941           R.Buchhawna
1941–1942           R.Buchhawna
1942–1943           Hrawva
1943–1944           Hrawva
1944–1945           Hrawva
1945–1946           Hrawva
1946–1947           Khawtinkhuma
1947–1948           R.Buchhawna
1948–1949           Zairema
1949–1950           Zairema
1950–1951           Sangliana
1951–1952           Lalsiama
1952–1953           Lalsiama
1953–1954           Sangliana
1954–1955           K.C.Lalvunga
1955–1956           K.C.Lalvunga
1956–1957           J Malsawma
1957–1958           Sangliana
1958–1959           Sangliana
1959–1960           H.K.Bawichhuaka
1960–1961           H.Raltawna
1961–1962           H.K.Bawichhuaka
1962–1963           Romawia
1963–1964           Romawia
1964–1965           Rozinga
1965–1966           Rozinga
1966–1967           Rozinga
1967–1968           Rozinga
1968–1969           Rozinga
1969–1970           L.Pachunga
1970–1971           J.Lalduhawma
1971–1972           R.L.Thanzawna
1972–1973           Zoliana Royte
1973–1974           Lalnuntluanga
1976–1977           J.V.Hluna
1977–1978           J.V.Hluna
1978–1980           T.C.Kapmawia
1980–1982           Rochunga Ralte
1982–1984           Zokailiana Khiangte
1986       -
1987–1989           B.C.Lalbiakngura
1989–1993           F.Lalchhawnkima
1993 (Adhoc 1 month) Lalmuanpuia Punte
1993–1994           Lalmuanpuia Punte
1994–1995           Lalmuanpuia Punte
1995–1996           K.Vanlalvena
1996–1997           Lalmuanpuia Punte
1997–1999           Lalruatkima
1999–2001           R.Vanlalvena
2001–2003           Lalchhandama Ralte
2003–2005           C.Lalrokhuma
2005–2007           PC.Laltlansanga
2007–2009           C.Lalhmachhuana
2009–2011           V.L.Krosshnehzova
2011–2013           James Thanghmingmawia
2013–2015           Lalhmachhuana
2015–2017           Lalsangzuala Ngente
2017-2019            L. Ramdinliana Renthlei

Mizo Zirlai Pawl publishes a monthly magazine MZP CHANCHINBU in Mizo language since 1938. It has a circulation of 1,000 copies. It registered under Registrar of Newspapers for India.

Editorial/Managing Board
Editor    Lalvansanga Pautu
Joint Editor         Hmangaihhlima, Secy. i/c Publicity
Hrangkima Tuallawt, ECM
Chairman             Michael Lalramsanga, Finance Secretary
Vice-Chairman  Zohmingthanga Zote Secy. i/c School Edn.
Secretary             Sanghmingthanga, ECM
Asst. Secretary  Lalruatfela, Secy. i/c Organisation
Circulation Manager       Rothanliana, ECM
Adviser Remruata Varte (ZOlife)
Graphic & Layout Design               Thawmtea
Printed at Beraw Press. Saron Road Aizawl
Published by      L Ramdinliana,  President

It also published the followings-
Zoram map, prepared by- L.Malsawma Colney in 2006
Zofest 2006 Souvenir
Zofest 2008 Souvenir 'CHIBAI'
MZP Platinum Jubilee Souvenir, in 2010
Zofest 2012 Souvenir 'Insuihkhawn'
Zofest 2014 Souvenir 'Unau kan ni'
MZP Calendar, in every year