Mizoram is celebrating its 34th Statehood Day on 20th February 2021, along with another hill state of the northeast, Arunachal Pradesh. Aizawl is the seat of the government and capital city of Mizoram.
Mizoram Statehood Day: Date
20th February every year is celebrated as Mizoram Statehood Day every year.
History and Significance: Mizoram
Mizoram got its name after the Lushai Hills district was declared a union territory in 1972. Mizoram became a full-fledged federal state of the Indian Union in 1986. The Mizoram Peace Accord was signed between the Mizo National Front and the Union Government on June 30, 1986, and after the accord, Mizoram attained statehood on February 20, 1987.
Mizoram was previously part of Assam until 1972 when it was carved out as a Union Territory. In 1986 the Indian Parliament adopted the 53rd amendment of the Indian Constitution, which allowed for the creation of the State of Mizoram on 20 February 1987, as India’s 23rd state.
Mizoram’s population was 1,091,014 according to the 2011 census. It is the 2nd least populous state in the country. Mizoram covers an area of approximately 21,087 square kilometers. About 91% of the state is forest.
Mizoram shares its borders with three of the Seven Sister States of old Assam, namely Tripura, Assam, and Manipur. The state also shares a 722-kilometer border with the neighboring countries of Bangladesh and Myanmar.
PM Narendra Modi congratulates Mizoram
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 20, 2021
“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 a strong commitment to India’s development. May Arunachal Pradesh keeps scaling new heights of progress,” Mr. Modi said in another tweet.