Arunachal Pradesh celebrates 38th statehood Day

The main function was held at 2024 at IG Park, Itanagar, attended by Jagdeep Dhankhar, Vice President of India as Chief Guest.

ITANAGAR-   Arunachal Pradesh,  celebrated its Foundation Day on February 20th, marking the day it attained full statehood in 1987. The main function was held at 2024 at IG Park, Itanagar, attended by  Jagdeep Dhankhar, Vice President of India as Chief Guest.

Addressing the 38th Statehood Day celebrations of Arunachal Pradesh in Itanagar today on his maiden visit to the state, the Vice-President praised the organic produce of the state for its credibility and authenticity.

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Acknowledging the large national and international markets that exist for such produce, Dhankhar expressed his conviction that enabling government schemes would further expand the reach of such resources.

Commending the individuals from Arunachal Pradesh who had been honoured with Padma Awards in recent years, the Vice-President said that the deserving were being recognized for their talent in the present ecosystem, without any patronage or nepotism. He also urged the youth to embrace their role as footsoldiers on the march towards taking India to the status of “Viksit Bharat@2047”.

This occasion commemorates the region’s transition from the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) to a distinct state within the Indian union. With its breathtaking landscapes, diverse biodiversity, and vibrant tribal cultures, Arunachal Pradesh stands as a testament to India’s rich heritage and natural beauty.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh and on their statehood days and lauded their culture.

He said in a post on X, “The people of Arunachal Pradesh are making rich contributions to India’s development. The culture of the state is also greatly admired, particularly the vibrant tribal traditions and the rich biodiversity. May Arunachal Pradesh keep prospering for years to come.”

Chief Minister Pema Khandu  said “ As we celebrate our Statehood Day today with usual fervour and enthusiasm, I humbly recognize the contributions of all in ensuring multifaceted development trajectory of Arunachal Pradesh, marked by significant strides in various sectors” .

Our collective journey reflects a concerted effort towards holistic progress of our great State, laying a solid foundation for its continued all-round growth in the years to come, he said .

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Speaking on the occasion, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. General KT Parnaik, (Retd.) said that the commitments of the State on the Statehood Day resonates with EK Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat achieving near complete saturation of central Yojnas, and is in sync with Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra.

The Governor exhorted the youth of Arunachal Pradesh to orient their growth based on three basic principles ‘literate, disciplined and motivated’ that will make them good citizens and good leaders.


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