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Nagaland’s 58th Statehood Day celebrated amid finalization of Peace Talks

KOHIMA: Nagaland is celebrating its 58th Statehood Day today amid reports of the Peace Talks between the Centre and Naga leaders to resolve the differences. Observing the COVID-19 guidelines, an event was held at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat Plaza in Kohima.

The event began with the Review of Parade by Nagaland’s Director General of Police John Longkumer. Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio undertook the General Salute and delivered the Statehood day speech.

It needs mention here that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh wished the people of the State and highlighted their contribution in India’s overall development amid the ongoing peace talks between the Centre and Naga leaders.

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Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote, “Greetings to my sisters and brothers of Nagaland on their Statehood Day. The people of Nagaland are known for their courage and kindness. Their culture is exemplary and so is their contribution to India’s progress. Praying for Nagaland’s continuous development.”

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also wished people of Nagaland and lauded the people of the state for their “exemplary courage and bravery.”

“Statehood Day greetings and best wishes to the wonderful people of Nagaland. We are proud of Nagaland’s rich and vibrant culture. The Naga people are known for their exemplary courage and bravery. May the state keep progressing in the years ahead,” he tweeted.

Nagaland was granted statehood on December 1, 1963, with Kohima being declared as its capital.

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