Meghalaya celebrates 48th statehood day

Meghalaya celebrates their 48th anniversary of statehood day on 21 January. The Meghalaya Day celebration will continue till the Republic Day celebration. In 1971, the Parliament passed the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganization) Act, 1971, which conferred full statehood on the Autonomous State of Meghalaya.

Meghalaya attained statehood on 21 January 1972, with a Legislative Assembly of its own. Thus Meghalaya was formed by carving out the two districts of the state of Assam: the United Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills, and the Garo Hills.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Meghalaya Capital: Shillong; Chief Minister of Meghalaya: Conrad Sangma.
  • Governor of Meghalaya: Ravindra Narayana Ravi.


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