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Prime Minister Modi and Stat''s Governor Acharya greet people on Nagaland Statehood Day
On the occasion of the on Nagaland Statehood Day, December 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nagaland's Governer PB greeted people of Nagaland.

"Statehood Day greetings to the people of Nagaland. I pray that Nagaland scales new heights of development and the aspirations of the state's citizens are fulfilled", the Prime Minister said.

Governer Acharya in his address said, "On this joyous occasion, I pay tribute to great leaders who were the architects and strived hard to create the State and achieved the aspirations and the identity of the people of the State. We are proud of the heritage that our early pioneers have given to us."

He added, "There are challenges. Challenges can act as an inspiration. The need for development and economic growth is felt by all. Our goal is to improve governance and inclusive growth with new and indigenous technology."

He urged the youth, women, farmers and workers of the State to be bold, creative and be open to new perspectives. "We need to provide quality education and focus more on capacity building and skill education to create more employment opportunities for the youth, we need to empower our youth to compete in the global market," he stated.

"On this day we take a pledge, with more than three lakh graduates out of 20 lakh population, to make our State economically strong and march with jet speed to be in tune with other states of the country," added his released text of address.

It may be recalled that Nagaland borders the state of Assam to the west, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam to the north, Myanmar to the east, and Manipur to the south in Northeast India.  The state capital is Kohima which is inhabited by 16 tribes

Nagaland became the 16th state of India on 1 December 1963. In this state, agriculture is the most important economic activity and other significant economic activity includes forestry, tourism, insurance, real estate, and miscellaneous cottage industries.

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