File Photo: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind during the inaugural day of the Hornbill Festival in Kohima on December 1, 2017. (Photo Credit: President of India @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter)
Dimapur, December 1 (MExN): The President of India, Ram Nath Govind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among others, have greeted the people of Nagaland on Statehood Day.
On December 1, 1963 Nagaland was inaugurated as the 16th State of the Indian Union by Dr Sarvapelli Radhakrishnan, the then President of India.
“Greetings to the people of Nagaland on the occasion of Statehood Day. My best wishes to all the people of this beautiful state for a bright, prosperous and peaceful future,” the President Govind posted on Twitter.
“Fondly remember being there exactly one year ago and inaugurating Hornbill Festival 2017,” he added.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi in his greeting prayed for the state to ‘scales new heights’
“Statehood Day greetings to the people of Nagaland. I pray that Nagaland scales new heights of development and the aspirations of the state’s citizens are fulfilled,” the Prime Minister said in a message via PIB Delhi.
Others including Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Manipur’s N Biren Singh also took to Twitter to extend their greetings.
Nagaland today celebrated 55th Statehood Day at the Secretariat Plaza in Kohima today.
The Home Minister Rajnath Singh also inaugurated 19th edition of the State’s Hornbill Festival at Kisama Heritage village on December 1.