Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes to the people of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura on their statehood day. Under the North-Easters Areas (Re-organisation) Act, 1971, Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya attained statehood on January 21, 1972.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his wishes to people of Meghalaya and said, “On their Statehood Day, greetings to my sisters and brothers of Meghalaya. The state is known for its remarkable kindness and spirit of brotherhood. Youngsters from Meghalaya are creative and enterprising. May the state keep scaling new heights of progress in the times to come.”
In another message, PM Modi acknowledged Manipur’s contribution to national development. Manipur is a powerhouse of innovation and sporting talent. I wish the state the very best in its journey towards progress,” PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister also congratulated Tripura for its outstanding progress in various fields. “Best wishes to the people of Tripura on the special occasion of their statehood day. The culture and warm-hearted nature of the people of Tripura are admired across India. The state has achieved outstanding progress in various fields. May the same spirit continue,” he said.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma marked the Statehood Day and honoured the leader who helped in varying out the path for the creation of Meghalaya. Sangma shared a video clipping on Twitter and said, “On Meghalaya Day, we honour our resolute leaders before us who paved way for the creation of Meghalaya. Let us recommit ourselves and carry forward their legacy with the same values and purpose that inspired them- for the future of our people. Wishing everyone a Happy Meghalaya Day!”
To mark the day, Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh too marked the spirit of statehood day and pledged to work together for the prosperity of the state. Singh tweeted, “Warmest greetings to the people of my state on the occasion of statehood day. Let us pledge to work together for peaceful co-existence, progress and prosperity of our beautiful state. May the state achieve the zenith of development under the leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi ji.”