Thousands of people across Nagaland on Tuesday celebrated India's Independence Day amidst a boycott call by the Myanmar-based NSCN-K.
Chief Minister Taditui Rangkau Zeliang unfurled the tricolour at the Secretariat Plaza and took salute from 27 marching contingents including paramilitary forces, Arunachal Pradesh Police, Nagaland police, NCC, Scouts and Guides besides school students.
Noting that Nagaland had made much progress in various sectors, Zeliang, however, said that the state had a long way to go to realize the vision for progress and development for all.
"It is true that our society is still faced with many problems which need to be overcome and resolved," the Chief Minister said.
Zeliang appealed to the people to make concerted efforts to spur economic growth to bring the state at par with other Indian states.
On the ongoing talks between the Indian government and the separatist NSCN-IM, he said broad-based consultations with all sections of society would facilitate a resolution to the decades-old separatist movement in Nagaland
The NSCN-K boycotted the Independence Day celebrations.
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