YMA Day in India in 2024

YMA Day in India in 2024
Logo of the Young Mizo Association (YMA)
  How long until YMA Day?
  Dates of YMA Day in India
2025 Mizoram Sun, Jun 15 Regional Holiday
2024 Mizoram Sat, Jun 15 Regional Holiday
2023 Mizoram Thu, Jun 15 Regional Holiday
2022 Mizoram Wed, Jun 15 Regional Holiday
2021 Mizoram Tue, Jun 15 Regional Holiday

The Young Mizo Association (YMA) is the largest non-profit and nongovernmental organisation of the Mizo people. It was established on 15 June 1935.

When is YMA Day?

YMA Day is a regional public holiday in the Indian state of Mizoram on June 15th each year.

This holiday commemorates the establishment of an important voluntary association in the state on this day in 1935.

History of YMA Day

The Young Mizo Association (YMA) is the largest non-profit, secular and non-governmental organisation of the Mizo people. 

There are over 250,000 members of the YMA, with over 700 branches all over Mizoram and beyond to the states of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura. 

The YMA was formed on June 15th 1935, by the Welsh Christian missionaries based on similar organisations in the UK. The original name was the Young Lushai Association. The name was changed to the "Young Mizo Association" in 1947. 

The YMA has three aims and objectives:

  1. Good use of leisure,
  2. Development of the Mizo society, and
  3. Revere Christian ethics.

It also has ten commitments:

  1. Self-discipline and righteousness
  2. Good management of family
  3. Just and truthfulness
  4. Tolerance
  5. Politeness
  6. Chivalry and usefulness
  7. Social commitment
  8. Respect for religion
  9. Preservation of culture
  10. Abstinence from liquor and drugs

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