Celebrating the uniqueness of Arunachal Pradesh

In Jan 1972, the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) became a Union Territory and was named Arunachal Pradesh on 20th February 1987 Arunachal Pradesh attained Statehood and became the 25th state of the Union of India with Itanagar as its Capital The emblem of Arunachal Pradesh depicts the Sun rising between the peaks of Komdi and Daphabum above a Mithun bison head and is supported by two Hornbills with the crest being formed by the Emblem of India The geographical area of the state is approximately 83, 743 Sq Km The total population of the state is approximately 1.38 Million as per 2011 census The principal languages spoken here are Monpa, Miji, Aka, Sherdukpen The major religions in Arunachal Pradesh are Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism Some of the important festivals of the state are Mopin, Solung, Losar, Boori Boot and Siang Agriculture is the main stay of the people of Arunachal Pradesh People here mainly depend on jhum cultivation Encouragement is been given to the cultivation of cash crops like potatoes and Horticulture crops like apple oranges and pine-apples We pray for the continued success and prosperity of the state and its people

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