Mizoram Current Affairs - 2019
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The states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya celebrated their 47th Statehood Day on 21st January. The states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya became full-fledged states on January 21, 1972.
State Reorganisation of North-East
At the time of Independence, India’s North-East region composed of three kinds of entities mentioned below:
- Assam Province of British India.
- Princely states of Manipur and Tripura.
- North East Frontier Province (NEFA).
Manipur and Tripura were granted the status Union Territories in 1949. On 1 December 1963 statehood was granted for Nagaland. Meghalaya was made an autonomous state within Assam via the Assam Reorganisation (Meghalaya) Act of 1969 as per the sixth schedule of the constitution. In 1972, Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura were granted full statehood via the North East Reorganization Act 1972 and the Mizo Hills region of Assam and NEFA were converted into a Union Territory. As a result of the Mizo Accord of 1986, Mizoram emerged as a full-fledged state of India in 1987. Even the NEFA (Arunachal Pradesh) was granted full-fledged statehood in 1987.
Meghalaya has organised a week-long programme on the theme, ‘Celebrating Meghalaya-India’, on the occasion of the 47th Statehood Day and the 70th Republic Day.
The Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar has announced the Shaurya awards for students in the name of 71 state police martyrs.
About the Shaurya Awards
The Shaurya Awards with prize money of Rs 11,000 will be awarded to students in the name of 71 personnel of the state police forces who laid down their lives while protecting society and maintaining law and order in the state.
The award would be given to a student for courageous deeds every year in a village block where the school is located and where a martyr studied during his childhood.
The announcements were made by the Chief Minister while addressing the family members of Haryana Police martyrs at while addressing the National Police Memorial in New Delhi. The Chief Minister also announced the construction of a state-level police memorial in the state of Haryana and released the book titled ‘Martyrs of Haryana police’.
National Police Memorial
Renovated and refurbished Police Memorial was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21 October 2018. National Police Memorial commemorates the 34,844 police personnel from all of the central and state police forces in India who have died in the line of duty since the nation’s Independence in 1947.
The National Police Memorial commemorates the police personnel whose lives were lost in the fight against terrorism, militancy and insurgency in states such as Punjab, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Jammu and Kashmir and red corridor-affected regions in India.
The National Police Memorial also hosts the Wall of Valour with names of police personnel engraved on the granite, who died in the line of duty from 1947 to the present day.