After a gap of 2 years, Mizoram is celebrating Easter on Sunday.
Aizawl: Mizoram saw a grand celebration of Easter Sunday on Sunday, two years after Christ’s resurrection could not be celebrated with religious fervor due to epidemics.
Easter Sunday is a symbol of victory over death after the crucifixion of Christ.
Easter Sunday was celebrated at a nearby gate in 2020 and the northeastern state witnessed a less important celebration in 2021 due to epidemics.
As usual, bands of the Salvation Army’s various corps took to the streets in different parts of the state on Sunday morning, singing “He rose” to give the message of Christ’s resurrection.
Special prayers and worship services were also held by all the churches of different denominations with full attendance.
Easter Sunday celebrations begin Saturday night Catholic church members observe Easter at the start of the celebration.
Sunrise services were organized by the youth wing of both the Presbyterian and Baptist churches in their respective local churches.
Preachers from various churches preached about the resurrection of Christ.
The Collective Service (Zaikhawm), which could not be organized for two years due to COVID-19 epidemic, was held in all the churches on Sunday as the condition of COVID-19 decreased.
While some churches held communal feasts, most churches offered high tea to celebrate the occasion.
Meanwhile, in a single day, the number of cases of Covid 19 drops below 100 as 96 people have tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours, which is 43 more than the previous day.
He said that the latest cases had brought the total number of Covid 19 to 2,26,111 and the death toll had risen to 692 as another person had contracted the infection in the last 24 hours.
The one-day positivity rate increased from 9.67% yesterday to 15.56%.
He said the number of active cases is now 528, while 2,24,891 people have recovered from the infection so far, including 26 on Sunday.
The Northeastern state has so far tested more than 19.09 million samples of COVID-19, including 617 on Saturday.
As of Thursday, more than 8.40 lakh people have been vaccinated and 6.74 lakh of them have received complete food.