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ARUNACHAL PRADESH Holds Rich Heritage in Dance Forms and Languages

The only state in the country with a rich heritage in dance forms and languages.         

 Introduction: -

Arunachal Pradesh is one of the 28 states in India. It is the largest of the seven sisters state in the country. The Capital City of Andhra Pradesh is Itanagar. It is titled with the Orchid State of India or the Paradise of the Botanists.

Medieval and Modern History: -

This state was ruled by various kings starting at the same time by Monpa kingdom of monyul and Chutiya Kings. The state is under the rule of Chutiya kings for a very long time and after that it is invaded by the britishers. It is under the rule of Chutiya kings that many famous monuments and heritage sites were built in this state.

In the early nineteenth century, the British India and representatives of China met in India to define the borders of Tibet after that Simla Accord is passed under which McMahon line was constructed along the boundary of the state. 

The previous name of Arunachal Pradesh is NEFA (North-East Frontier Agency) in 1954.  This name was given to it because it is on the border and the import of all the Chinese products is done through this state. The Indo-China War in 1962 is majorly fought for the district of Tibet and Tawang.

The current name Arunachal Pradesh was given to it on 20 January 1972 and previously it is considered as a union territory. It is declared as a state in the year 1987. 

Connection of the State: -

The state is well connected to other states through railways and roadways but it lacks support in the terms of airways and seaports because it is surrounded by the Indian states on its side as well as it is connected with the international border of China with McMahon line.

The state has only one main highway i.e. Trans-Arunachal Highway which connects it to Assam. However, there is also an earthquake-resistant rail and road bridge for the public by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi in the year 2018. The state has achieved a unique identity that all the villages of the state are connected with the roads with their own bus stands.

This state got its first railway line in the year 2013 which is pretty late and the state only has a railways line of 33 km however a project is being proposed to extend the railway line to Tawang at the border of China. Alliance air is the only airport that the state has got but it is capable of handling domestic flights only and it got completed under the government project of UDAN in the year 2018. There are four air stripes as well in the state which are not in the function but the government is planning to develop them.

Climate, and Festival’s: -

The climate of the Arunachal Pradesh varies with elevation. It receives around 2000 – 5000 millimeters of rainfall annually most of which is received between the months of May and October. Here are some of the most famous festivals that no one is likely to be missed at any cost which includes Siang River Festival, Pangsau Pass Winter Festival, zero festival of music, Solung, Nayokum, and Losar Festival and Dree Festival etc.

Off Beat Locations: -

 Lambasgini which a small village in the state on the eastern side is famous for its feature that it is chilled in the summers due to which it is also known as the “Kashmir of the Arunachal Pradesh”. Pulicat Lake which is considered as the second biggest brackish water lake in India and the Pulicat Bird Sanctuary promotes it charm in an undefined manner. Yaganti is a place for the devotees of lord shiva as it is renowned for Uma Maheshwara Temple of Lord Shiva. This is the only place where lord shiva is worshipped in an idol form apart from the Shivalinga’s. The temples of Lepakshi are well-known for various specialties, on the walls of these temples are portrayed various scenes from Hindu religious books like Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is also to be considered as the heritage sites of India by the UNESCO. Gandikota is also a village in the state which is famous for its forts. Recently it has become more famous for the canyon and has begun to be referred to as ‘Grand Canyon of India’.

River, Beaches And Lakes: -

Arunachal Pradesh is rich of Rivers, Beaches And lakes because most of the rivers passed through it and get connected with other states.

  Some of the Lakes And Waterfalls are: -

·         Kamalasagar Lake

·        Umiam Lake

·        Bishop Waterfall

·        Kynrem Waterfall

·        Vantawng Waterfall

·        Langshiang Waterfall

·        Ethipothala Falls

  Some of the Rivers are: -

·        Brahmaputra River

·        Dibang River

·        Lohit River

·        Par River

·        Subansiri River

·        Thega River

·        Tirap River

Folk Dance Songs And Language: -

This is the only state in the country that enjoys so many dance forms like Aji Lamu, Roppi, Hurkani, Popir, Rekham Pada, Chalo, Lion Dance, Pasi Kongki And Peacock Dance.

Not only with the dance forms this state is also home for the people who can speak many different languages like Nyishi, Adi, Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Assamese, Mishmi etc.

Education: -

The education system of the state is undeveloped but it is continuously being upgraded by the state government. The main university of the state is Rajiv Gandhi University which constitutes of 36 institutions. The first college of the state (Jawaharlal Nehru College) was established in 1964 and the first technical college was established in 2014. Some of its institutions are also accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) which holds a great importance for the selection of colleges by the students.

There are also trust institutes, like Pali Vidyapith, run by Buddhists. They teach Pali and Khamti scripts. Khamti is the only tribe in Arunachal Pradesh that has its own script. Libraries of scriptures are in a number of places in Lohit district, the largest one being in Chowkham. The state has a polytechnic college (Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic College) and a law college (Arunachal Law Academy) also. 

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