Arunachal and Mizoram celebrating Statehood day, Leaders shower greetings

The two hill states of the northeast, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram, celebrated their 33rd Statehood Day on Wednesday. The festival aims to rejoice the multi-dimensional cultural identity, communal harmony and propagate the spirit of national integration.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders showered the states with greeting messages.

The significance of statehood day

In 1972, the North East Frontier Agency was named Arunachal Pradesh and granted Union Territory status. It took 15 more years before Arunachal Pradesh attained its statehood.

Similarly, Mizoram got its name after Lushai Hills district was declared a union territory in 1972. Mizoram became a full-fledged federal state of Indian Union in 1986.

The Mizoram Peace Accord was signed between the Mizo National Front and the Union Government on June 30, 1986, and after the accord, Mizoram attained statehood on February 20, 1987.

Apart from an array of cultural programmes, several other events such as exhibition stalls consist of beautiful handicrafts, film festival, fashion show, flower, and orchid shows are organized. But, due to a fatal Pulwama attack, all the cultural programs have been canceled this year.



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