Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya Were Formed into States on January 21

January 21, 2021 marks the forty ninth statehood day of northeastern states Manipur, Tripura, and Meghalaya. Tripura and Manipur, the previous princely states have been blended into the Indian Union in October 1949 and have become full states on January 21, 1972. Meghalaya, which was a part of Assam, additionally obtained its personal full statehood below the North Japanese Area (Re-Organisation) Act, 1971.Earlier than the northeastern area turned into seven sisters with statehood of Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh andNagaland, the regional composition of the North East comprised Assam plains from the previous Assam Province, the hill districts, and the North Japanese Frontier Tracts (NEFT) of the North-Japanese borderland. Quickly after independence in 1947, the princely states of Manipur and Tripura bought their very own statehood primarily based on the tribal and ethnic inhabitants within the area.

Manipur and Tripura states have been granted the standing of Union Territories in 1949. In the meantime, Nagaland was granted statehood on December 1, 1963. Inside Assam, Meghalaya was given the standing of an autonomous state by means of the Assam Reorganisation (Meghalaya) Act 1969, in line with the sixth schedule of the Indian structure.It was lastly, in 1972 that Tripura, Meghalaya have been granted full statehood by the North East Reorganisation Act of 1971.

Wishing the folks of Tripura,Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the tradition and warm-hearted nature of the folks of the state are admired throughout India. He additional talked about that the state has achieved excellent progress in varied fields and wished that the identical spirit continues.


Tripura shares its border with Bangladesh to the north, south and west and borders the states of Assam and Mizoram to the east. The Hindu Bengali inhabitants kind the ethno-linguistic majority within the state.

PM Modi wished the state of Meghalaya and wrote that it’s recognized for its outstanding kindness and spirit of brotherhood. He praised the youth of Meghalaya and wrote that they’re inventive and enterprising and wished that the state maintain scaling new heights of progress within the instances to come back.


Meghalaya is the wettest area of India and shares its border to the south by the Bangladesh divisions of Mymensingh and Sylhet.

PM Modi wrote that India is pleased with Manipur’s contribution to nationwide growth.