Dr. Vanlalthlana Mizoram MLAAIZAWL, Feb 24: Mizoram MLA Dr Vanlalthlana has been conferred with the Aadarsh Yuva Vidhayak (Ideal Youth MLA) honour for his outstanding performance in development work and promotion of parliamentary democracy. A citation, shawl and trophy were presented to Dr Vanlalthlana by Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahato at the 10th annual national conclave of the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Students’ Parliament) held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Sunday. 

The Ideal Youth MLA award is conferred by the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad Foundation to young MLAs from different states and political parties of India. The idea is to encourage youth participation in politics by recognising the positive change these young legislators have brought to the society. Karnataka Congress MLA Sowmya Reddy and Andhra Pradesh’s Telegu Desam Party MLA Yeluri Sambasiva Rao were also honoured with the award. 

In his acceptance speech, Dr Vanlalthlana thanked the people of his constituency for enabling him to receive such a prestigious award. He dedicated the award to his family and the people of his constituency for their endless support that lifted him to this position. 

Dr Vanlalthlana, a 41-yearold teacher by profession, entered politics in 2018 and contested on an independent ticket supported by the Zoram People’s Movement for the first time from Aizawl North-II constituency in the 2018 State Assembly election and got elected with a huge margin. 

He is still actively engaged as an assistant professor since 2005 at Pachhunga College under Mizoram University. He serves the government by obtaining his salary from the college, for which he doesn’t take the MLA’s remuneration. Last year, a picture of him carrying a gas cylinder had gone viral on social media.

Source: Assam Tribune

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