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Friday, 10 February 2012

Vangchhia village to be declared as important place:INTACH

PTI | 07:02 PM,Feb 08,2012
Aizawl, Feb 8 (PTI) Leaders of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Mizoram chapter today said that the Government of India would soon issue an interim order to declare Vangchhia village in Mizoram-Mynammar border Champhai district where 170 menhirs were protected as an important place. Addressing a press conference here, INTACH leaders said that the Archaeological Survey of India, after on the spot study of the site decided that the village deserved to be regarded as a monument of national importance. "The village would make Mizoram appearing in the Archaeological map of India," they said, adding that experts found the menhirs as quite unique. INTACH leaders also said that the fight to restore the two historic cannons to the Mizo people continued. The two cannons used in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 have been kept in Aizawl since 1892 were taken away by the first battalion of the Assam Rifles in 2003 regarding them as a war trophy won by them. The INTACH claimed that the two big guns have immense historical importance and attachment to the Mizo people and the state and are of high heritage value and should be restored to the rightful owners - the people of Mizoram. PTI HCV

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