61st Statehood Day of Nagaland celebrated; President greeted

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61st Statehood Day of Nagaland celebrated; President greeted

Kohima: Nagaland kicked off celebrations on Friday morning as the 61st Statehood Day in all 16 districts of the state. On 1 December 1963, Nagaland became the 16th state of the Union of India.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio took the general salute and addressed the people of the state at the state-level function of the 61st Statehood Day at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat in Kohima on Friday morning.
“The six decades of our statehood have been marked by both challenges and successes. The obstacles and hardships we have faced along the way have tested the indomitable spirit of the people, made us stronger, wiser and more united. It is our It is a collective responsibility to carry forward this legacy, and nurture a sense of belonging and pride in being citizens of our Nagaland state,” said Rio.

As the state celebrates its statehood day, Rio reminded the people to reflect on the beautiful and eventful journey of the state-the resilience of the people and the collective efforts made so far to be where it is today.

“As we enter into the 7th decade of our statehood, let us also remember and honour our visionary leaders whose dedication, foresight and sacrifices paved the way for our State’s formation with special Constitutional guarantees,” he said.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu also greeted the people of Nagaland.

Taking to X, formerly Twitter, PM Modi wrote, “Happy Statehood Day to the people of Nagaland. The state’s fascinating history, colorful festivals and warm-hearted people are greatly admired. May this day reinforce Nagaland’s journey towards growth and success”.

President Murmu also took to the micro blogging site saying, “Warm greetings to the residents of Nagaland on statehood day! A land of vibrant people and rich culture, Nagaland is blessed with natural resources and a serene environment. I pray for the prosperity and well-being of the residents of Nagaland”.

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