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Statehood Day Celebration In Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Greetings Pour In

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| January 21 , 2019 , 12:13 IST

Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura celebrated their statehood day on Monday. On this day in 1972, all the three states became full-fledged states under the North Eastern Region (Reorganisation) Act, 1971.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the people of the three states through a series of tweets on this twitter account.

"On the special occasion of their Statehood Day, greetings to the people of Meghalaya. People from Meghalaya have made a notable contribution to our country. I pray for the state's continuous progress," PM Modi wrote.

Highlighting the natural beauty of Manipur, PM wrote: "Manipur is blessed with immense natural beauty and hardworking citizens. I can never forget the affection I have got in the state. On their Statehood Day, I greet my sisters and brothers of Manipur. May the state continue scaling new heights of development"

Hailing to Tripura's achievements in the last year, he wrote: "Statehood Day greetings to the people of Tripura. In less than a year, the state has made remarkable progress. It is realizing it's true potential and people's aspirations are being fulfilled at a record pace. May this spirit grows further in the coming years."

President Ram Nath Kovind also took to his official Twitter handle to wish the people of the states:

‘Greetings to the people of Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura on statehood day. My best wishes to these states for a bright and prosperous future.’

Other national and regional leaders also wished the people of the states on their statehood day: 

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The erstwhile princely states of Tripura and Manipur were merged with India in 1949 and became full-fledged states in 1972.

Meghalaya was a part of Assam before it was carved out as a full-fledged state under the North Eastern Region (Re-Organisation) Act, 1971.