Arunachal Pradesh And Mizoram Celebrates Statehood Day Today, Leaders Shower Greetings

| February 20 , 2019 , 11:48 IST

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.

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. The best part of their celebration in Arunachal Pradesh is the 'Food Village' which tickles the taste buds with delicious momos, smoked fish, meat, steamed rice and varieties of dishes from its districts.

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On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his greetings to the people of the two states.

Various other leaders also extended their greetings to the people of Arunachal and Mizoram and wished them more success and prosperity.