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Governor urges Assam and Nagaland to rekindle age-old relation

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By EMN Updated: Dec 02, 2023 8:15 pm

La Ganesan graces Assam State Foundation at Raj Bhavan, Kohima

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La. Ganesan with the Assamese community on the occasion of Assam state foundation day at Raj Bhavan in Kohima on Saturday.

DIMAPUR — Expounding that both Assam and Nagaland share the same dream- the dream of a peaceful region, where everyone respects and cherishes their differences and every dream finds its soil to grow- Nagaland Governor, La. Ganesan, urged the people of Assam and Nagaland to rekindle the pledge towards peace, harmony and prosperity.

Ganesan stated this during the Assam state foundation day programme held at Raj Bhavan in Kohima on Saturday. He called upon everyone to cement the age-old friendship with newfound vigor and promise to safeguard the shared values by ensuring that the spirits of unity, tolerance, and acceptance would continue to thrive.

He stated that the programme was organised to commemorate the vibrant legacy of Assam, which is affectionately referred to as the ‘Land of Red River and Blue Hills,’ stated an update from Raj Bhavan. He added that the programme was organised at Raj Bhavan as part of the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat,’ which aims to expose people to diverse culture and traditions through active interaction between people of different states and union territories of India.

He said the programme envisaged that the knowledge of the language, culture, traditions and practices of different states would lead to mutual understanding and appreciation for the diversity, thereby strengthen the unity and integrity of the country. Besides, he stated that the programme aims to celebrate the people of the particular state wherever they are residing in a country.

The governor mentioned about Assam’s illustrious history and rich culture that has enriched the tapestry of shared narrative, contributing significantly to the collective ethos of the region. He also pointed out that its pristine tea gardens, enthralling Bihu dance and the timeless Assamese literature ignite the admiration and kindle a strong bond of camaraderie between the Assamese and the Nagas.

The governor handed over certificates of appreciation to the artistes, who performed dances and songs.

Advisor of Sahitya Sabha, Kohima, Dr. HN Dutta, speaking on behalf of the people of the Assamese residing in Nagaland, informed that the Assam foundation day is celebrated to commemorate the advent of the first Ahom kingdom in Assam.

He narrated the history of chief Sukapha and his contribution to the peace between Assam and its neighbouring states, who also maintained good relationship between Assam and Nagaland. He said that both the neighbouring states are trying to strengthen the age old strong relationship.

Dr. Dutta also thanked the governor for organising the programme at the Raj Bhavan. He handed over two books title “History art and archaeolgy of Doyang-Dhansari valley, Assam” and “Eastern Himalayan domestic architecture,” which were published and edited by him and Imotemsu Ao.

Report stated that various artistes from the Assamese community performed Bihu dances, Assamese modern dances and songs.

The secretary to Governor, Rajesh Soundararajan, delivered the welcome address, while the vote of thanks was said by joint secretary to the Governor, Mhomo Tungoe.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 02, 2023 8:15:29 pm
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