On the 20th of February, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram are celebrating Statehood Day.
On the 20th of February, 1987, the two north eastern states received their statehood. The statehood was given to the two states following the 53rd Amendment of the Indian Constitution in 1986.
On the occasion, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other political leaders took to Twitter and expressed good wishes to Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram.
President Ram Nath Kovind said, “My greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on Statehood Day. The natural beauty of the State is spectacular. Its cultural landscape has one of the world’s richest diversities of ethnic tribal groups and languages. I wish the State continues its rapid strides for development.”
In his wishes to the Mizoram state, the President tweeted, “On Mizoram’s Statehood Day, my greetings to the people of this beautiful state full of lush forests and lovely flowers. We are proud of the vibrant Mizo culture. Let us celebrate the Statehood Day with the same zeal that marks Chapchar Kut, Mim Kut and Thalfavang Kut festivals.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Greetings to the wonderful people of Arunachal Pradesh on the special occasion of their Statehood Day. The people of this state are known for their culture, courage and strong commitment to India’s development. May Arunachal Pradesh keep scaling new heights of progress.”
The Prime Minister wished Mizoram, and said, “Best wishes to my sisters and brothers of Mizoram on their Statehood Day. The entire nation is proud of the great Mizo culture. The people of Mizoram are known for their kindness and commitment towards living in harmony with nature. Praying for the state’s continuous growth.”
Union ministers like Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Kiran Rijiju Rajnath Singh and state chief Ministers Union ministers, chief ministers also conveyed their wishes.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “Heartiest greetings to our sisters and brothers of Mizoram on their statehood day. The state of Mizoram is blessed with immense natural beauty and vibrant culture. I pray for the continued progress and prosperity of the state.”
To Arunachal Pradesh Mr. Shah said, “Statehood Day greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh. The land of the Rising Sun is known for its rich cultural heritage and patriotic zeal. May the state scale new heights and keep contributing to the development journey of our nation.”
The Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu also extended wishes and said “My warm greetings to beloved people of #ArunachalPradesh on our 35th #StatehoodDay. On this day in 1987, we became full-fledged state of Indian Union. With that came great responsibilities. Let us all work together to make Arunachal a peaceful and prosperous State (sic.)”
Mr. Khandu also wished Mizoram and said, “Greetings to people of #Mizoram on their Statehood Day. My best wishes and prayers that it continue to achieve newer glories under the dynamic leadership of Mizoram CM @ZoramthangaCM Ji.”
Mr. Zoramthanga, the Chief Minister of Mizoram, wished the people of Mizoram saying “Today, as we celebrate the 34th Mizoram State Day, we honor the valuable lives lost in creating today’s Mizoram. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten. Dear friends, let us all work together on our gains and strive forward in creating a model state. State Day Chibai vek ule.”
Today, the 20th of February 2021 is the 34th statehood celebration of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram.
Before 1987, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram were a part of Assam.