19 June 2021 23:29

Indian national anthem played in the state assembly for the first time in 60 years

Almost 60 years after Nagaland attained statehood, the Indian national anthem was played inside its assembly for the first time.

This historical event took place during the commencement of the seventh session of the assembly.

As can be seen in the video, everyone in attendance rose in unison when the national anthem was being played. 

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Nagaland became the 16th state of India on 1 December 1963.

Since 1946, Nagaland has had a troubled relationship with the Indian government because of the activities of some separatist groups.

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In 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to various leaders after the signing of historic peace accord between Government of India and Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN).

Nagaland lawmakers proudly listened to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s “Jana Gana Mana” in the House.

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The Governor of Nagaland, Shri R.N. Ravi calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on August 08, 2019.

This was followed by Governor R.N. Ravi’s inaugural address.

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Nagaland Speaker Sharingain Longkumer told The Print:

“As long as the governor gives his address, this is the convention to be followed in the Nagaland legislative assembly, a convention I want to start.”

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