Prime Minister Modi wishes people on Nagaland Statehood Day

KOHIMA (Nagaland): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the prime minister Neiphiu Rio on Sunday he wished the people of Nagaland on their 57th State Day.

In a tweet, Modi called the people of Nagaland compassionate and brave and prayed for the progress of the state.

My best wishes to my sisters and brothers from Nagaland on their Statehood Day. This state is known for its great culture. The people of Nagaland are compassionate and brave. For Nagaland to reach new heights of progress in the coming years, Modi tweeted.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio tweeted, On this day in 1963, the State of Nagaland came into existence as the 16th State of the Union of India. We look with pride the stupendous journey the State has made since its birth. May we continue to go from strength to strength.

Extending wishes to the people of Nagaland, Chief Minister Pema Khandu also tweeted: My best wishes to the people of Nagaland on their 57th State Day. May the land of the Warriors and the colorful culture become the leading state in India in terms of development.

The state government has organized a one-day program in Khuochiezie, local Kohima Land to celebrate the day.

According to the schedule of the program published by the government, Prime Minister Rio will receive the greeting and will address the people in the morning, which will be followed by the publication of the Uniform Code.

In 1957, the Naga leaders and the central government reached an agreement to create a separate region of the Naga Hills. The Nagaland State Law of 1962 was enacted by Parliament to grant the status of Nagaland State. It was formally recognized as a separate state on December 1, 1963, with Kohima declared as its capital.