President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day on Thursday (20 January).
Extending his greetings to the people, the President tweeted: "Greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on Statehood Day. Arunachal Pradesh is a jewel of the Northeast and is blessed with spectacular natural beauty. We are all proud of its rich culture. My best wishes to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on this occasion."
"Greetings to the people of Mizoram on Statehood Day. The entire nation admires the state and its people for their values and vibrant culture. May the state scale new heights of progress in the coming years."
The Prime Minister tweeted, "On the occasion of their Statehood Day, greetings to the wonderful people of Mizoram. We are proud of the rich culture of this state. Those belonging to Mizoram have excelled in many spheres and contributed to India''s growth. Praying for Mizoram''s development in the coming years."
Modi also wished the people of Arunachal Pradesh. He said: "Best wishes to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day. This state is synonymous with patriotism and unwavering commitment to national progress. Praying for Arunachal Pradesh''s continuous growth."
Arunachal Pradesh became a full-fledged state on 20 February 1987. Till 1972, it was known as the North East Frontier Agency (NEFA). It gained the Union Territory status on 20 January 1972 and was renamed as Arunachal Pradesh. Similarly, Mizoram became the 23rd state of India on 20 February 1987, with the Fifty Third Amendment of the Indian Constitution.
(With inputs from IANS)
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