Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the people of Nagaland on their Statehood Day and wished that the state would scale to new heights of development.
“On the occasion of their Statehood Day, I convey my greetings to the people of Nagaland. This state is blessed with immense natural beauty and industrious citizens. I pray that the state scales new heights of development in the times to come,” Modi tweeted.
Nagaland became the 16th State of the Indian Union on December 1, 1963.
Chief Minister TR Zeliang also greeted the people of the State on the occasion of the 54th Statehood Day.
“I, on behalf of the Government of Nagaland, extend greetings to the citizens of Nagaland on the occasion of the 54th Statehood Day,” the Chief Minister said in a statement.
Narrating about the state’s day of inauguration, the chief minister stated that the then president of the country Dr. S Radhakrishnan formally declared Nagaland as the 16th state under the Indian Union at Kohima Local Ground on December 1, 1963.
He said that the day as an extraordinary day in the political history of Nagaland and appealed to the people of the state to make the state prosperous.
“Today, as we celebrate Nagaland statehood, I appeal to the citizens of Nagaland to join hands to make Nagaland a great and prosperous state. On this auspicious occasion, I wish the citizens of Nagaland peace and prosperity and pray that the state scales new heights,” he added.