Arunachal Pradesh 37th Statehood Day: All you need to know

Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Day 2023: Earlier, in the British colonial era, it was known as the North East Frontier Agency and the area was part of Assam. In 1972, it became the Union Territory of India.

The capital of Arunachal Pradesh is Itanagar where the celebration will be held at IG Park. Home Minister Amit Shah will lay the foundation stone of the new Arunachal Pradesh Police headquarters. Amit Shah will also launch the Industrial Investment Policy 2020 and inaugurate the Joram Koloriang road built by the Border Roads Organization (BRO).

My warm greetings to fellow citizens on our glorious 37th Statehood Day of Arunachal Pradesh.

We are very proud of the progress made by the State, contributing decisively to the growth of India. I salute our collective determination, resilience and commitment to the prosperity of all. 1/2

— Pema Khandu (@PemaKhanduBJP)
February 20, 2023

Statehood Day wishes the people of Arunachal Pradesh, a state synonymous with dynamism and patriotism. The people of the state have contributed to India’s progress in many sectors. I pray that Arunachal Pradesh continues to reach new heights of progress in the coming years.

– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)
February 20, 2023

The name of the state is mentioned in ancient Hindu literature including the Kalika-Purana and in some epic poems such as Mahabharata and Ramayana.

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Arunachal Pradesh: Facts at a glance

Area: 83,743 square kilometers

Population (2011 census): 13,82,611 *

Capital: Itanagar

Main languages: Monpa, Miji, Aka, Sherdukpen, Nyishi, Apatani, Tagin, Hill Miri, Adi, Digaru-Mismi, Idu-Mishmi, Khamti, Miju-Mishmi, Nocte, Tangsa and Wancho.

Arunachal Pradesh: History

On February 20, 1987, Arunachal Pradesh became a full-fledged State. It was known as North East Frontier Agency (NEFA) until 1972. On January 20, 1972, it gained the status of a Union Territory and was renamed Arunachal Pradesh.

On August 15, 1975, an elected Legislative Assembly was established and the first Council of Ministers assumed its functions. In February 1978 the first general elections for the Assembly were held. For proper administration, the State is divided into 16 districts. Itanagar in Papum Para district is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. Let us tell you that the name Itanagar was kept in honor of Ita fort, which means brick fort and was built in the 14th century AD

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As the name of the state is mentioned in ancient literature and epic poems, this place is also known as the Prabhu Mountains of the Puranas. At this place, sage Parshuram atoned for his sin, sage Vyasa meditated, King Bismaka founded his kingdom and Lord Krishna married Rukmini. Archaeological remains are scattered at various places in Arunachal Pradesh, making it rich in cultural heritage.

Arunachal Pradesh: Geography

Arunachal Pradesh is separate from Assam. It is bordered to the west by the kingdom of Bhutan, to the north by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, to the south and southeast by Myanmar (Burma) and Nagaland, and to the south and southwest by Assam.

Arunachal Pradesh: Rivers and Soil

The Brahmaputra and its tributaries are the major rivers of the state. In the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, the Brahmaputra is known as Tsangpo and Dihang or Siang in Arunachal Pradesh, where it flows eastwards from Lake Mansarovar in Tibet before falling southwards through the Himalayas to the north-central of Arunachal Pradesh. Let us tell you that the tributaries of Brahmaputra River are Dibang (Sikang), Lohit, Subansiri, Kameng and Tirap.

The types of soil depend on the terrain. It is generally acidic and in the mountainous region is subject to erosion. The main types of soils found are inceptisols, entisols and ultisols. Around the river valleys is rich alluvial soil that is good for agriculture.

Arunachal Pradesh: Agriculture and Horticulture

Most of the population of Arunachal Pradesh mainly depends on agriculture i.e. cultivation of jhum. People are also encouraged to grow other cash crops such as potatoes and horticultural crops such as apples, oranges and pineapples.

Arunachal Pradesh: Folk Dance

Various festivals are celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh and some of them are as follows: Mopin and Solung of the Adis, Lossar of the Monpas and Boori-boot of Hill Miris, Sherdukpens, Dree of the Apatanis, Si-Donyi of the Tagins, Reh of the ldu-Mishmis, Nyokum of the Nish, etc. The common ritual performed by the people of Arunachal Pradesh on most festivals is animal sacrifice.

Arunachal Pradesh: industries and minerals

In 1991, APMDTCL was created for conservation and exploration of vast minerals. Later, APMDTCL took over the Namchik-Namphuk coalfields. There are two Industrial Training Institutes in Roing and Daporijo to provide training to artisans in different trades.

Arunachal Pradesh: Transport and Resorts

It has 330 km of National Highway. Tourist places in Arunachal Pradesh are as follows: Tawang, Dirang, Bomdila, Tipi, Itanagar Malinithan, Likabali, Pasighat, Along, Tezu, Miao, Roing, Daporijo Namdapha, Bhismaknagar, Parashurarn Kund and Khonsa.

Therefore, we now know that Arunachal Pradesh got the status of Union Territory on February 20, 1972, which is why the Foundation Day of Arunachal Pradesh is celebrated on February 20 every year.

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