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STATEHOOD DAY OF TRIPURA, MANIPUR, AND MEGHALAYA

STATEHOOD DAY OF TRIPURA, MANIPUR, AND MEGHALAYA

Context:

Every year on January 21, India celebrates Statehood Day of Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya, which reflects the beauty of the cultural diversity that India has.

Key Point:

  • January 21 marks a milestone in the history of the North East Reorganisation Act, 1971, which introduced the state of Tripura, Meghalaya, and Manipur, also known as the foundation day of the three states of India.

Statehood Day for Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya:

  • The official day of Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya is celebrated regularly in India on January 21.
  • On this day, the three states gained statehood status from the Government of India.

History of the Day:

  • Tripura and Manipur, formerly the Princely states, were merged into the Indian Union in October 1949 and became a full-fledged state on January 21, 1972, under the North Eastern Region (Re-Organisation) Act, 1971.
  • Formerly part of Assam, Meghalaya also got its status under the same act.
  • Soon after the country gained independence from the British Government, the princely states began to gain independence.
  • On the other hand, when Tripura and Manipur were granted the Union Territories in 1949, Meghalaya remained Assam.
  • Later, in 1969, under the Assam Reorganization (Meghalaya) Act 1969, the state successfully gained recognition as an independent state.
  • On January 21, 1972, it was finally that Tripura, Meghalaya, and Manipur, with the introduction of the North Eastern Region (Reorganisation) Act, 1971, gained full status.

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