“Nagaland has been and shall ever remain an integral part of India.” 

This was stated by Nagaland Governor RN Ravi in his message to the state on the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day. 

RN Ravi said that the role of Naga leaders was important in the constitutional evolution of India.  

“Their names and glories shall be pulled out of the forgotten pages of history and suitably installed to honour them and commemorate their immense sacrifices for the posterity to remember them with pride and also to appreciate the value of hard-earned freedom,” Nagaland Governor RN Ravi said. 

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“In the unfolding epochal story of India’s resurgence, Nagaland cannot be left behind,” he stated. 

Ravi added: “Independence of India is the outcome of blood, sweat and sacrifices of millions of Indians who resisted the British rule and paid their ultimate sacrifice while doing so.” 

He said that the British created “false narrative of perpetual conflict and warfare between the people of Naga Hills and Plains”. 

Nagaland Governor RN Ravi is also the interlocutor for the Indo-Naga peace talks.  

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