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Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Day to be Celebrated on February 20

Arunachal Pradesh is celebrating its 35th Statehood Day tomorrow i.e. on February 20. Read this article to know the significance of the day and about the state.

Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Day to be celebrated on February 20

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Feb 2021 7:39 AM GMT

The state, Arunachal Pradesh was known as the North-East Frontier Agency and the region was the part of Assam back during the British colonial rule. It was in 1972 that the region became India's Union Territory.

The state is all set to celebrate 35th Arunachal Pradesh Statehood day tomorrow i.e. on February 20, 2021. The state's name has its presence in the ancient Hindu literature which includes Kalika-Purana and in certain epic poems of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Some Facts about the state, Arunachal Pradesh:

The capital of Arunachal Pradesh is Itanagar with a population of around 13, 82,611. It is the land of several tribes of North East India and some of them are still unexplored. The language, traditions, customs, clothing, the festivals they celebrate are just unique and distinct. The principal languages spoken among the various tribes are, Miji, Aka, Monpa , Wancho , Tagin, Hill Miri, Sherdukpen, Adi, Digaru-Mismi, Idu-Mishmi, Khamti, Miju-Mishmi, Apatani , Nocte, Tangsa and Nyishi.

The History of the State:

Arunachal Pradesh gained as a full-fledged State on February 20th, 1987. Earlier the state was named as the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) during the British Colonial Rule until 1972. Eventually, on January 20, 1972, it became a Union Territory and named Arunachal Pradesh.

On August 15th, 1975, the constitution of an elected Legislative Assembly and the first ministers of the council were elected. The state got divided into sixteen districts for a proper administration and Itanagar which falls under the Papum Para district is the capital of the state. Actually the name Itanagar was named under the Ita fort which means the fort of Bricks which was formed in the 14th century AD.

The state is formed out of Assam and in the west there is the border of the Bhutan kingdom and in the north falls the Tibetan region of China. In the Southeastern region falls Nagaland and Myanmar and to the southwestern region falls Assam.

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Occupation of the population:

Mostly the population of the state depends on Agriculture, mainly Jhum cultivation. Other cultivation of cash crops is also done like potatoes. Horticulture crops such as pineapple, apple, oranges, etc are also done.

For the exploration and conservation of numerous minerals, APMDTCL was established in 1991 and then APMDTCL handles the namchik-Namphuk coal fields. In the region there exist 2 institutes of Industrial training in Daporijo and Roing to train the craftsmen from various trades.

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Some tourist places in the state:

The state Arunachal Pradesh is the land for various beautiful wildlife biodiversity and rich culture and traditions for which tourist from across the world visits to experience the natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Some of the amazing tourist destinations in the state are Namdapha National Park, Tawang, Sela pass, Tezu, Dirang, Pasighat, Nuranang falls, Sangti Valley, Bumla Pass, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary.

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The Traditional festivals celebrated:

Arunachal Pradesh is the land for various unexplored and distinct tribes that follow their own varied culture and traditions. The various festivals celebrated by these tribes are: Lossar of the Monpas and Boori-boot of the Hill Miris, Mopin and Solung of the Adis, Dree of the Apatanis, Sherdukpens , Reh of the ldu-Mishmis, Si-Donyi of the Tagins , Nyokum of the Nishs, etc. All these festivals are bringing celebrated in a quite grand and ritualistic manner.

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Hence, the Statehood day of Arunachal Pradesh is being celebrated on February 20 every year.

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