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"Statehood Day wishes to people of Nagaland, a state known for scenic beauty and talented citizens who will take it to new heights of progress," said an official release citing Modi.
Nagaland attained statehood with the enactment of the state of Nagaland Act in 1962 by Parliament. The interim body was dissolved on November 30, 1963 and the state of Nagaland was formally inaugurated on December 1, 1963. Kohima was declared as the state capital.
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