Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Day 2023: One of India's northeastern states, Arunachal Pradesh, attained full statehood on February 20, 1987. It originated from that region and was formerly known as the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA). "Land of the Rising Sun" is the state's moniker. On February 20, the day the state gained its name, Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day is observed every year. Itanagar serves as Arunachal Pradesh's state capital. In terms of land size, Arunachal Pradesh is the largest of Northeast India's seven sister states.


Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Day Date

On February 20, 1987, Arunachal Pradesh became a state; ever since, the state's founding has been commemorated with an annual celebration known as Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day.


Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day: History

The North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) was established in 1954, and Sino-Indian relations were cordial up until 1960. The Sino-Indian War was mostly a result of the border conflict that erupted again in 1962. A major area of Arunachal Pradesh was subjugated and briefly administered by the Chinese People's Army during the 1962 Sino-Indian War. China, however, declared victory in 1963, withdrew to the McMahon Line, and released Indian POWs. Historical records state that on January 20, 1972, the Director of Research, Bibhabasu Das Shastri, and the Chief Commissioner of Arunachal Pradesh, K.A.A. Raja, dubbed the NEFA Arunachal Pradesh, making it a union territory.


Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day: Significance

Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day is a notable occasion in the history of the state. On this day, a number of activities are held all around the state to emphasise the distinctiveness of the northeastern state. The largest variety of mammals and birds may be found in India in Arunachal Pradesh. In the state, there are more than 200 mammal species and about 750 bird species. Arunachal Pradesh has a very unique culture because it is home to 26 major tribes, including sub-tribes, all of which have their own traditions and customs.