Shillong (Meghalaya), Dec 2: In line with the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat initiative of the Government of India, which aims to foster stronger connections and promote mutual understanding among people from different states and Union Territories, a cultural evening was held at Raj Bhavan, here to commemorate the Foundation
Day of Assam and Nagaland.
Health Minister, Dr. M Ampareen Lyngdoh graced the occasion.as the Chief Guest in the presence of the Dr. Lajja Ram Bishnoi, Director General of Police, Meghalaya, Shillong, Commissioner and Secretary to the Governor, Dr B D RTiwari, IAS and other dignitaries and invitees.
In her address, Dr. Lyngdoh expressed her profound delight in being a part of the celebrations. She emphasized the importance of cultural integration and understanding, stating that such initiatives play a pivotal role in strengthening the nation’s rich tapestry of diverse traditions.
She also lauded the accomplishments of Assam and Nagaland, commending their contributions to the nation’s development and cultural identity. Drawing inspiration from the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat initiative of the Government of India, Dr.Lyngdoh underscored the importance of celebrating the unique identities and cultural
heritage of each state in order to foster greater integration and nurturing a deeper appreciation for each other’s languages, customs, and cultures.
Dr. B. D. R. Tiwari, in his address, conveyed the message of the Governor of Meghalaya and delved into the historical tapestry of Assam and Nagaland, while also shedding light on their remarkable strengths and achievements.
The cultural evening witnessed enthusiastic performances showcasing the rich cultural traditions of the two States. Earlier, the Foundation Day message of the Governor of Assam, Gulab Chand Kataria was screened for the audience.
The program was organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Shillong in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture, Government of Meghalaya.