Statehood Day of Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh

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    28th Feb, 2020


  • Prime Minister greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on their statehood day (20th Feb 2020).
  • Mizoram was previously part of Assam until 1972 when it was carved out as a Union Territory. 
  • It became the 23rd state of India, a step above Union Territory, on February 20, 1987, with the Fifty-Third Amendment of the Indian Constitution. 
  • Arunachal Pradesh which literally means ‘land of dawn-lit mountains’ is the Northeastern-most state of the country on the edge of the Himalayas. 
  • It is the largest of the Seven Sister States of Northeast. Statehood day was conferred on Arunachal Pradesh on Feb 20, 1987.

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