Lost Sisters of India

This blog post isn’t about a group of women who got lost somewhere; it is about the often forgotten Seven Sister States present in the North-Eastern region of our country.

Why is it that we can name the presidential candidates of another country’s election but can’t even name all the states of our own country? Is it our lack of awareness or is it the Indian media’s fault that statistically proven, dedicates only about 1.13% of its coverage to the region.

Therefore, we at UdChalo would like to express our gratitude towards the Seven Sister States of North East India and dedicate this blog article to them! We present to you some of the astonishing truths about the region of our country that is as taken for granted just like the ‘Terms and Conditions’ of computer software.

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 The region has been identified as one of the top 7 bio diversities of the world. This means that a very high variety of flora and fauna are seen in the region. In the midst of coming up cases of poaching and deforestation, this is one region where you can enjoy the view of wildlife and plant life. As far as the safety of this vast variety of wildlife is concerned, the Seven Sister States are home to 7 of India’s major National Parks including the renowned Manas and Kazhiranga.

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Interestingly, 70% of the world’s orchids are found just in the North East of India! How amazing is that?

A piece of land formed by alluvial deposit within a river is called as a riverine island. The world’s largest riverine island is not in Europe or the Americas, but in our very own state of Assam in Majuli. It is present in the river Brahamaputra.

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Not just diverse in terms of flora and fauna, the region has over 220 languages spoken amongst the people! 220 languages spoken in just 7 states of the country. The term ‘small world’ certainly does not apply to the North Eastern States of India.

When someone mentions the phrase ‘music festival’, do you think of NH7 or Sunburn or even Tomorrowland? You are forgetting India’s most popular music festival, the Hornbill Festival, held in Kohima, Nagaland. If you plan to travel to the region anytime soon, take along your dancing shoes because the North East is the most musically active region of India!

hornbill-fest

Travelling to this region will not only give you a break from the hustle bustle of the city, but will also experience the rural lifestyle of the hilly areas, breathe in fresh air and get a vivid description of diversity and natural beauty means.

The Seven Sister States aren’t behind in holding international records as well! Mawsynram, a village in Meghalaya is the wettest place on Earth, i.e., the place with the highest annual rainfall in the world.

Mawlynnong, another village in Meghalaya, was awarded the label of the cleanest village in Asia! Step aside polluted urbans, the real cleanliness master is here!

The armed forces of the region have to be on complete alert as always due to the threat possessed by China. The Assam Rifles are India’s largest and oldest paramilitary forces formed in the year 1835!

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You must also be thinking that you should really care about this region of India after reading all of the above fantastic facts about it but you don’t need to be aware about them because they are our country’s most beautiful or cleanest region; you don’t have to be aware about them because China wants to capture it; you certainly don’t have to be aware about it because it is one of the most diverse regions of the world in terms of wildlife. You need to be aware about it because it is a part of your country.

It is not just North East but the North East of India.

Jai Hind!

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