Mizoram Statehood Day

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Mizoram on the state's foundation day on February 20.

An overview of the news

  • Every year 20 February is celebrated as the Statehood Day of Mizoram.

  • The state of Mizoram was formed on 20 February 1987 following the 53rd Amendment to the Constitution of India, 1986.

  • At the time of independence, the Mizo Hills region became the Lushai Hills district within Assam.

  • In 1954 it was renamed Mizo Hills District of Assam.

  • Mizoram was granted union territory status in 1972 following the signing of an important accord with the moderates of the Mizo National Front (MNF).

  • It became the 23rd full state of India on 20 February 1987.

Geographical Situation

  • International Border - Myanmar and Bangladesh

  • State boundary - Tripura (North-West), Assam (North) and Manipur (North-East).


  • It is the second least populous state in India after Sikkim.

  • Sex ratio - 975 females per 1000 males (at national level it is 943).

  • The literacy rate of the state is 91.58%. (National rate - 74.04%).

Protected Areas 

  • Murlen National Park 

  • Phawngpui National Park 

  • Dampa Tiger Reserve 

  • Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary

Important Festivals 

  • Chapchar Kut

  • Christmas Festival 

  • Anthurium Festival 

  • Lyuva Khutla Festival

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