As Nagaland celebrates its 58th Statehood Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended his greetings to the people of Nagaland on the occasion of 58th Statehood Day and appreciated their contribution to India’s progress.

“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,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

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Besides PM Modi, Union Minister Rajnath Singh also wished the people of Nagaland, stating that Nagas are known 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.

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Home Minister Amit Shah and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also greeted the people of the state.

In a tweet, Shah wrote, “Greetings to our sisters and brothers of Nagaland on their Statehood Day. May this beautiful state scale new heights of progress in the years to come. Wishing the natives of Nagaland, Rajnath Singh said, ‘the Naga people are known for their exemplary courage and bravery. May the state keep progressing in the years ahead.’

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Meanwhile, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio also wished the people of the state on the occasion of the 58th Statehood Day, remembering the sacrifices of the state’s leaders who ensured its creation as the 16th state of the country.

“On the 58th Statehood Day, I extend my greetings to the people of the State. As we celebrate this historic day, we remember with gratitude those leaders who by their sacrifices, foresightedness and determination ensured the creation of Nagaland as the 16th State of India,” Rio tweeted.

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On December 1, 1963, Dr S Radhakrishnan, then President of India, declared Nagaland as the 16th State of the Indian Union, with Kohima being declared as its capital.